Choosing the bridesmaids dresses can prove to be one of the trickiest jobs on your list. The chances are you haven’t chosen your best friends / sisters based on their remarkable likeness and so finding a gown that will look beautiful on everyone can be a challenge. Tell me where else we’d expect two, three or four women of different sizes, shapes and colourings to look amazing in exactly the same dress. It just doesn’t happen!
Cast your mind back to the Sex And The City scene where Charlotte is directing Samantha, Carrie and Miranda into their bridesmaids dresses. Each maid is in a different dress, with length, sleeve and fit chosen to suit their individual frames. As you’d expect, they look amazing!
The episode was first aired in 2000 and as a concept it has gathered steam among celebrity brides but it’s only now affordable dress brands have introduced dedicated mix and match collections making it a great option to brides on all budgets.
As well as catering for everyone’s style choices and shape, the mix and match approach also brings a bit of extra sartorial style to your big day. This is THE hot look for 2016 / 17 and here at Apple Blossom Time Bridal in Perth, we’ve chosen specific bridesmaids collections from Sorella Vita that will unite your maids as one group, while giving a fantastic mix and match look.
You really do need to throw caution to wind with this look; your bridesmaids don't need to be the same colour, style or fabric to work together. There isn't even a rule that limits you the same designer! Each maid can choose a style and colour that will suit their shape, complexion and personality which will make for wider smiles and a more relaxed wedding party on the Big day.
Our personal favourites are:
By mixing your palate, you also open up the option to have various textures and tones within flowers, favours and table decorations all of which is very on-trend for the modern day bride.
If you’d like some advice on Mixing and Matching your maids, then book a bridesmaids appointment with us today and we’ll help make your vision a reality for your own show-stopping scene!
Jolene and Karen XX
Here are my top tips to help keep you grounded, happy and just feeling gloriously grateful to be marrying the man or woman of your dreams!
Keep it simple and elegant or cosy up with some boho chic.
With the support of our lovely customers we have decided to go for it and enter the Scottish VOWS Awards.
Our favourite must have maids for 2017!