Tips for Finding the Right Bridesmaid Dresses for Your Wedding Party

Tips for Finding the Right Bridesmaid Dresses for Your Wedding Party

Selecting bridesmaid dresses that please everyone in your wedding party while aligning with your vision can be a daunting task. From considering different body types to finding the right color and style, there are several factors to consider. In this blog post, we'll provide you with valuable tips to help you find the right bridesmaid dresses that will make your wedding party shine.

  1. Consider Body Types and Personal Styles

Each of your bridesmaids will have unique body types and personal styles. Keep this in mind and opt for dress styles that flatter a variety of shapes. Consider A-line or empire waist dresses that are universally flattering. If you have a diverse group of bridesmaids, mix and match dress styles to accommodate individual preferences while maintaining a cohesive look.

You can browse our bridesmaid dresses by style here.

  1. Set a Budget

Before embarking on the search for bridesmaid dresses, establish a budget that is considerate of your bridesmaids' financial situations. Communicate the budget clearly to your bridesmaids so they can comfortably shop within those constraints. Keep in mind that there are beautiful dresses available at various price points, ensuring everyone can find something within their means.

Who pays for the bridesmaid dresses differs from wedding to wedding. Some brides opt to pay for the dress, pay 50% of the cost, or ask the bridesmaids to pay 100%. It is important to establish how this will work as well.

  1. Coordinate with Your Wedding Theme

Ensure the bridesmaid dresses align with your overall wedding theme and colour palette. Whether you want a romantic pastel scheme or a bold and vibrant colour scheme, select dresses that complement your vision. Consider the venue, season, and mood of your wedding when choosing colours and fabrics. Swatches and fabric samples can be helpful in visualising the overall look.

  1. Opt for Versatility

Choose bridesmaid dresses that can be worn beyond the wedding day. Select styles that can be easily accessorised and worn for other special occasions. Versatile dresses allow your bridesmaids to get more mileage out of their purchase, and they will appreciate the opportunity to wear their dress again in the future.

Naturally, our best seller bridesmaid dresses are very versatile for formal and semi-formal events. 

  1. Involve Your Bridesmaids in the Decision

Make your bridesmaids feel included and valued by involving them in the dress selection process. Discuss their preferences, listen to their input, and consider their feedback. While it's ultimately your decision, involving your bridesmaids will ensure that they feel comfortable and confident in their chosen dresses.

  1. Allow Ample Time for Ordering and Alterations

To avoid unnecessary stress, start the dress shopping process well in advance. Allow ample time for ordering and potential alterations. Ordering dresses usually takes several weeks, and alterations may be necessary to achieve the perfect fit. Plan ahead to avoid any last-minute rush or disappointment.

At Honey Fawn Boutique, our bridesmaid range are made to order, and take 3 months to be made. We recommend confirming your order 6 months prior to the wedding.


Finding the right bridesmaid dresses is a significant part of creating a cohesive and beautiful wedding party. By considering body types, budget, wedding theme, versatility, and involving your bridesmaids in the decision-making process, you'll be well on your way to selecting dresses that make everyone feel fabulous. Remember, happy and confident bridesmaids contribute to a joyful and memorable wedding day.


Browse our range of customisable bridesmaid dresses online, and book a bridesmaid consultation to see and try them on in person.