Give your bridesmaids the gift they can wear over and over again. When selecting an ensemble for your favorite ladies, consider how the outfit will photograph. As a rule of thumb: if it photographs well, then it looks good in real life, too.
It’s a good idea to look for dresses in interesting colors and shapes. Prints can work too, though I recommend sticking with a smaller scale pattern. Also make sure your bridesmaids and groomsmen are not wearing the same overall color. If you’re not careful, your wedding day can turn into a sea of (insert color here). If you aren’t sure what to pick, show your photographer a few options – he or she should be able to steer you in the right direction.
These lovely numbers would look incredible on your wedding party and can all be found at Net-a-Porter. Notice we did not select any black dresses. Black is a nice idea because bridesmaids can re-wear the color more easily, but black dresses do not photograph well – especially if the groomsmen are wearing black suits. Too much black!
Let’s not forget about the garter! Trust me, after you see these beauties… you won’t be able to. These handmade garters by Etsy artisan Sweetly Fallen Bridal will have you swooning. With loads of colors to chose from, you can special order any combo to match your wedding color palette. Get your orders in early – there is an 8 week delivery time.
If you are a fan of the Billy Reid look and have a ring bearer to outfit, head over to the J.Crew boys’ section. There you will find suits, bow ties, shoes and other accessories sure to make even the best dressed gentleman jealous. However, it is not necessary the ring bearer match the groomsmen perfectly. In fact, we love when the best (young) man has a look all his own. He has a very important job – dress him for it.
It’s no secret here at WedCandy that we love BHLDN. After drooling over every single thing they have up their sleeve, we were able to select some of our favorites. Here are our picks for earrings. Whether your look is simple, embellished, modern or traditional, one of these beauties will work for you. Looking for more options? Check out the BHLDN site for their full line of jewelry.