5 Rules on Choosing Your Bridesmaids’ Dresses

After you have chosen your bridesmaids for your wedding, you will then start the hunt for the perfect bridesmaids’ dress so they can make you look even better.

Here are a few rules to help with your chosen dress.

  1. Keep It Short
    When picking out dresses, you may want to go with a short length so that the ends of the dress aren’t dragging in the sand and the hemline isn’t damaged by the beach wind and potential waves. Going short can also allow your bridesmaids to pick out cute shoes, whether they’re flat sandals or something more formal, that make the dress pop with their personality.
  2. Pick the Right Fabric
    When determining what kind of fabric is best for a beach bridesmaids’ dress, think about picking something that breathes, like chiffon or cotton. A casual look may be more comfortable for your squad of BFFs to wear when walking down the sandy aisle.
  3. Remember What Season It Is
    Don’t immediately think hot weather just because you’re heading seaside. Sometimes, depending on the season, it can be chilly at night on the water. If you’re getting married during a month that has seasonally cold temperatures after dark, consider adding a shawl or jacket to the dress you select.
  4. Go With the Flow
    A flowy bridesmaids’ dress may blend better with a beach wedding vibe than one that is skintight. Since it may be a bit harder to move around on sand, you may want to pick a dress that ebbs and flows in the same way the palm trees do at the beach.
  5. Simple Usually Is Better
    One big benefit of doing a beach wedding is that you don’t have to splurge on fancy decorations, since the background scenery will wow your guests. That rule applies to bridesmaids’ dresses too. Picking something that’s softer in color may stand out more than you think outdoors in beach paradise.