Recent Bridesmaids Posts
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Finding the perfect presents for the members of your wedding party is no easy feat. How do you balance tradition, coordinating with your wedding day, and making sure that the gift feels tailored to the recipient’s specific taste? There’s no exact science to it, but we do have a few helpful hints. Read up on The 6 Commandments of Great Gift Giving before you start shopping, and your presents are guaranteed to feel more thoughtful. And if you’re still not sure where to start after that, check out our massive Gift Guide for ideas for bridesmaids, in-laws, groomsmen, and so much more.
Dress Designers (from left to right): Alfred Angelo and Dessy; Photos (from left to right): Dan Lecca
Fall Bridal Fashion Week was not only about wedding dresses but also bridesmaid dresses too! Our Fashion Editor gets it: you’re not just looking for any ol’ option. You want your gorgeous gals to feel comfortable in whatever they may choose. From high halters and open backs to barely-there colors and two-toned styles, check out the latest trends here.
Photos (from left to right): What I Love About You Journal, $12 on ModCloth and Victorinox Swiss Army Tomo Knife, $15 on Amazon
Just like the groomsmen, bridesmaids need gifts too! Whether it’s your little sister (and maid of honor) or best friend forever from elementary school, now is the time to show them how much they mean to you. Assuming that they have purchased that expensive fashion designer dress, hosted a themed bridal shower, and prepared an emergency kit for those oops, give them something other than the predictable. Check out our Advice Editor’s can’t miss gifts under $50.
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Brides, as much as you want your wedding to be the best day of your life, a lot of it starts with your bridesmaids. No one wants to be treated like a servant or lady-in-waiting, especially when they have jobs, families, and budgets. To that end, be mindful of what you say because NO one wants to hear these annoying phrases.
Photo: Katelyn James
Selecting bridesmaid dresses can be just as tricky as picking our your own wedding gown! With lots of girls, come lots of opinions — and it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed. From lovely laces and preppy patterns to ombre pastels and dressy darks, our Fashion Editor has rounded up some reliable styles that work best for any body type. See more trends here.