News: How to make shopping for Bridesmaid dresses easier than expected. (May/07)
Finding dresses to suit all your maids at an affordable price may seem like a difficult task, but if you think about these following factors before you make your appointments you can make dress searching a fun experience, eliminate any awkward moments and avoid wasting your time.
Set a budget.
If you tell your maids how much you want to spend on each dress, before you go bridesmaid dress shopping, they will not be disappointed later in the day when you tell them the styles they are choosing are out of your budget. It will also help you to determine where to shop and ensure you and all your maids are on the same page. Our Bridesmaid dresses retail between £100 and £250.
Research what styles/colours you like.
Although we would never recommend that you buy your bridesmaid dresses online you can find theme ideas on Pinterest and other online sites to make your appointments easier. The bridesmaid photo gallery on our homepage allows you to experiment with the different colours that are available in each Alexia bridesmaid dress. Having some idea about what style and colour you like will make the whole process quicker and less stressful. Don’t worry if after lots of research you still have no idea though, once you see your girls wearing the perfect Alexia dress you will know.
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time.
It takes between eight and ten weeks for an Alexia Designs bridesmaid dress to arrive once your authorised retailer places the order. Although some styles can be ordered on a rush cut, it is advised that you order your dress in plenty of time to allow for dress alterations and for your own piece of mind. Some manufacturers take up-to three months to deliver dresses, so it is advised that you don’t leave your dress search until last minute, unless you want to buy off the peg, which can often come with some slight complications.
Consider your bridesmaid’s shapes, sizes and skin tones.
Thinking about these factors before visiting a bridesmaid boutique will help you choose dresses which will suit all your maids. It will also avoid your girls from becoming embarrassed about trying something on which doesn’t suit them. If you know one of your maids is very tall ask the shop if you can order dresses with extra length before making the appointment.
Take the shoes you wish your girls to wear on your big day with you to the dress appointment. By doing this you can get the correct measurements of the dresses to match. You may also want to pack a tool kit containing; Jewelry, underwear, and hair ties, so that you can experiment with different looks to compliment various dresses.