So, after you (the bride) all eyes will be on the maid of honor, bridesmaids and flower girls.

There’s a lot to think about, who will you ask? Your oldest friend or your bestest friend (#bffs) your sister, daughter, aunt or even your best male friend? Whoever you choose, make sure they’re the right choice for you.

The Maid of Honor / Chief Bridesmaid (unmarried woman) or Matron of Honor (married woman) has a very large role to play;

  • Organising the hen do!
  • Help with dress fittings.
  • Giving advice on accessories.
  • Assistance with planning for your wedding.
  • Keeping all other bridesmaids (especially little ones) in check.

Then, below the maid of honor is your bridesmaids, then flower girls and page boys.

Your bridesmaids are there to support you through – what can be – a stressful time, so give them as much responsibility as possible to take the pressure off you.

But, what do they wear?

Their dress or outfit needs to compliment yours. Think about the style of your wedding, is it ‘festival bride’ or ‘traditional bride’ or ‘alternative bride’?

You can choose to have a dress made, buy a gown from the bridal shop and get the seamstress to adjusted or buy from the high street. A group of two or more bridesmaid look fabulous in the same style, but different colours from the same palette. Equally the’d look gorgeous in the same colour and fabric, but slightly different styles.

Remember your bridesmaids may not like wearing dresses, or prefer calf length and sleeves. Ask their opinion and don’t go all bridezilla and demand that they wear what you want them to wear. Let them have a say and this will make happier bridesmaids on your wedding day, creating a relaxed ambience, so they can concentrate on what they need to do, which is look after you!

After you’ve decided on your bridesmaids’ dresses you then need to then consider shoes, accessories, hair, makeup… but that’s another blog for another day!