How to Dress Your Wedding Party

If you are anything like me the last thing you want to think about when it comes to your wedding is, how the hell am I going to make all the bridesmaids and groomsmen happy when it comes time to chose outfits. If your lamentations have turned into downright nightmares, trust me, you are not alone. Although…If your nightmares consist of running for your life through a foggy maze from an enraged and drunk Lady Gaga holding a tuxedo made only out of honey-cured ham, we should talk, because I had that exact same dream last night!!! Weeeeeeird! If you didn’t have that dream, read on. I have a couple of tips that will make choosing outfits for you wedding party a breeze.

1. Consider style. Planning a memorable wedding is a detail oriented task. Start by considering how your wedding party will contribute to the over all design of the wedding. Remember, your friends are there to stand up for you and for your love. So why not werk it to your advantage! I don’t see why they cant up stand up for your love AND look like gorgeously attired statues at the same time. That means, if your wedding is modern, keep the clothes tailored, clean, and interesting. If your wedding is formal, drape the girls in gorgeous floor length gowns that tell your guests this wedding means business. If your wedding is themed and has been inspired by the 1970’s dress your boys in richly hued velvet tuxedos complete with patent leather shoes. But opt for a tailored slim fitting jacket and pant over the not-so-flattering bell-bottom. This conveys the theme while remaining modern and fashionable.

2. Consider Cost: I have seen wedding party dresses that cost anywhere from $180 to $3,000. You know what happened when I saw that $3,000 dress? First, I passed out. Second, I got up. Third, I wondered how the hell I ended up on the ground in the first place. And then it hit me like the hardwood floor I was just laying on! I hadn’t set a budget. Big Mistake. Making a budget and sticking to it helps to avoid unfortunate encounters with gorgeous pink Oscar de la Renta gowns. So, if your limit is $300, don’t even entertain dresses
above that price point.

3. Consider Body Type: If your wedding party has a variety of body-types (like most weddings do), consider choosing an outfit that will be flattering on mostly anyone. If you have any “plus-size” girls or boys, try fitting them first. Chances are that if that person is happy, the rest will be as well. Fit is the most important element, and if you get the fit right, you’re golden!!

Follow these three simple steps and you will be on your way to having a stress-free, fun-filled day out with your friends shopping. Don’t follow these rules and you just might end up running down street from an intoxicated Gaga! Nah, I’m just kidding. Gaga is on tour, I checked!

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