Bridesmaid Dress: 7 Renting or Shopping Tips

In this article, Mrs. Ivy from Dream Wedding would like to share some tips on buying and renting bridesmaid dress for your girls.

Creating the perfect look for your bridesmaids is an important thing to do before the big day. Even if it’s easy to just find a wedding package deal and get it done with, there are some etiquette to keep in mind.

  1. Plan in Advance

    Don’t wait until the last minute to complete your bridal party look. It’s best to sort out the wedding attires around six months before the wedding date so that everything can be finished on time and any necessary alterations can be made.

  2. Set the Budget

    Shopping for the bridesmaid dress can become time-consuming and costly. If you are buying the gowns for bridesmaids, make sure to allocate enough budget in your planning. Else, do not assume that your girls have an open budget when it comes to the dresses you wish them to purchase. Some bridals might incur hidden costs. Not Dream Wedding though, if you buy or rent bridesmaid gown from them (budget renting starts from S$99 and designer customization starts from S$3000).

  3. Get Their Opinions

    Instead of guessing what dress style everyone will love, ask if anyone has a blacklist. Maybe your stepsister hates the color purple, your best friend from university won’t wear a strapless dress, and your cousin doesn’t mind dresses but prefers to wear something less fitted. It’s way easier to narrow down from a list of don’ts than from a list of must-haves. Luckily, Dream Wedding has a lot of varieties in their wedding dress and bridesmaid gowns department. So you definitely has a lot of choice if you buy or rent bridesmaid dresses from them.

  4. Provide Options

    Instead of a unified style, you can have your bridesmaids wear dresses that come in different necklines. This gives your maids an opportunity to choose a style that fits their body best and allows them a chance to pick a style they love. But you don’t want to overwhelm them with too many options either! You can just select the fabric, length, and leave the rest to your girls.

  5. Accessorize!

    Even if you ended up getting a similar style for your bridesmaids’ gowns, you can spice things up by encouraging your girls to be creative with the accessories. It does not have to be something expensive. Think of seashells, motes, and the likes–they may be worn with great effects if the venue’s atmosphere is relaxed and fun.

  6. Try the Bridesmaid Dress for Real

    When browsing for bridesmaid gowns online, the photographs often appear more beautiful than the real gown. Most people, however, would rather not take the risk for their most important day, and get their bridesmaids gowns from a physical store. This way, you and your girls will know for sure that the bridesmaid dress will fit comfortably.

  7. Don’t Compromise Too Much

    While you should keep an open mind and be understanding, don’t try to make everyone happy. It’s impossible. Remember, it’s your day and your bridesmaids are there to support you and work with your vision. If you need some assistance in completing your bridal party look, you can count on a good wedding organizer such as Dream Wedding to help you.


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