Margo and Me's Jenny Bernheim's Top Tips for Choosing Your Bridesmaids' Dresses
Shopping for Bridesmaids' Dresses
After we chose French blue as our wedding color, I started to wonder if that meant my girls would have to wear French blue too. While I loved it as an accent color, I just wasn't sold on the idea of having all of my girls dressed in it. I wanted each of their looks to feel soft and delicate, and personal! Each of my bridesmaids are unique, and expressing this through their dresses was a natural choice for us all. As most brides are, I was glued to Pinterest as a constant source of inspiration through the planning process. I remember the moment I came across images from Molly Simms's wedding. I thought it was so beautiful to see texture alongside the white lace of the wedding dress. I didn't know exactly what color my bridesmaids' dresses would be but then I saw BHLDN's collection of incredible champagne-colored gowns! Just wait until you see photos of the wedding, the contrast of the champagne against the Chateau! I am bursting at the seams to share how everything turned out! Until then, here's a look at my trip to find dresses for my bridal party.
Narrowing Down the Options
It was very important for me to feel like each of my bridesmaids were 100% happy with their dresses. When you have seven girls choosing, things can get a little messy. I worked with each of them to choose between a few options so that everyone was excited about their look.
Dressing to Impress
Because I've worked in the fashion industry for years (and because I am a woman) I know how particular we can be about different parts of our body. This was a huge factor when it came down narrowing down the selection of dresses, but surprisingly, everything went very smoothly!
Keeping The Process Simple
The Beverly Hills BHLDN store helped me curate a selection of dresses, making the process seamless. One trip and everyone was decided on what they'd wear. Only thing left to do was a bit of alterations.
Accessorizing the Dresses
There were two elements I wanted to incorporate—lace or crystals, or a combination of both—and I used belts to accomplish this. This definitely made the group feel cohesive. On the day of the wedding, the girls also accessorized with a gift that I gave each of them: pink quartz and rose gold teardrop earnings from Theia Jewelry.
I really enjoyed the process of working with my friends and sisters to discover each of their looks. I wanted them to feel just as happy about what they were wearing as I was about my wedding dress. While a uniformed bridesmaid look has been a standing tradition for many years in the bridal world, I would encourage you to think outside of the box to create something that is special and memorable for you on your day.