Watters by Wtoo, style 858K: Flirty and flowing, this shorter hemline is ideal for beach venues and hot summer weddings. This sweet one-shoulder dress features a flattering shirred waistband to keep the skirt swinging comfortably. Available in a multitude of colors. Available sizes 00-32W.
If you unfortunately have a couple of bridesmaids who are not getting along, then stress not. This is pretty common and there are steps you can take to ensure that an all-out cat fight does not occur. First, if the issue is just that your maids are not familiar enough with one another then just organize a little ladies night out at a bar or club. They can have a few cocktails, let their hair down, and really get to know each other. If the problem is that they just don’t like each other, try getting together with them for logistics separately on different days. You can also try seating them farther apart at functions like rehearsal dinners, and showers, etc. The Bride Box discusses more common issues to be aware of when trying to round your bridal troops!
Dessy, style 6777: We love these split bell sleeves, showcasing a glimpse of shoulder and upper arm. Spaghetti straps descend into an open V-back for added glamour. The shirred skirt in this chiffon gown is complete with a frontal slit. Available in numerous colors. Available sizes: 00-30W and 00-30W extra length.
Maintaining the Peace
Hopefully, you have picked some team players who will sidestep the angst and go with the flow. However, if you have some feisty ladies in your party, this might not be the case. We recommend discussing some of their wishes and wants ahead of time, while gently reminding them this is your big day. Don’t succumb to someone else’s desires or compromise too much on your bridal vision. A true friend will support you and want to enjoy a fun and exciting shopping experience with you! Read more about potential bridesmaid issues below:
You’ve honored your closest friends and most cherished relatives with a special place in your wedding party. As bridesmaids, they’ll throw you a shower, plan a bachelorette bash and attend other pre-wedding events, which means you’ll be spending a good deal of time with them in the coming months. But weddings have a way of bringing out people’s true colors. And, like an ugly bridesmaid dress, those colors aren’t always flattering! So what do you do about the attendant who’s out to steal your spotlight? Or the one who complains all the time? Easy! Just use our baffling-bridesmaid-behavior decoder, then follow our keep-the-peace guide.
Your bridesmaid is…
► The Diva
► The Rookie
► The Critic
► The Loner
► The Whiner
► The Had-to-Ask-Her
► The Gem
Click over to the Bridal Guide for all the details.
Morilee, style 21591: This Boho Chiffon bridesmaid gown features flutter sleeves for the ultimate romantic touch. The defining thin tie sash captivates the waist. This floor length gown showcases an open back, perfectly complimenting the deep V-neckline. Available in numerous swatch color choices, the above pictured in Wisteria. Available sizes: 0-28.
We Welcome Your Bridal Party Without An Appointment
Feel secure knowing that our expansive salon has ample changing rooms ready and waiting for you and your crew. Zero pressure and zero commission means we are here for you every step of the way. From alterations to additions, our team is committed to helping you all look and feel your very best. We know your ladies will want to wear their beautiful designer bridesmaid dresses again. This makes it a wardrobe investment, which will help if anyone is upset about the costs of standing beside you on your wedding day. Read more about financial considerations below:
When They Grumble About Wedding Party Expenses
Being in a wedding party is expensive, and money is always a tricky topic. Most importantly, be considerate. It’s likely your crew will only wear their day-of ensemble dress for a few hours, so don’t make them dip into their savings to stand at your side. Choose a dress that’s reasonably priced—and have them tell you what reasonable is—or work together with your party to find a dress that’s both within their style and budget. Try to mitigate spending elsewhere too: Don’t plan a crazy-expensive bachelorette party, let them wear shoes they already own, pay for their hair and makeup as your thank-you gift, and so on. If someone in the group continues to make remarks about money, sit down with them one on one and come up with a solution to their biggest pain points. Whether they choose to skip a pre-wedding event or fly to your destination separately, you both have several solutions and compromises to consider. Check out The Knot for more advice on how to handle common bridesmaid issues.
New York Bride & Groom of Columbia is the premier wedding salon in the Midlands. Our extensive selection of designer wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, rental tuxedos and accessories sets our modern luxury salon apart from other wedding shops. Plus, don’t forget that cameras and photography are always welcome and we are fully staffed during all business hours with seasoned bridal consultants ready to help you find the dress of your dreams. Stop by at your convenience and experience the New York Bride difference.