Wedding Shopping 101: Bridal Party Outfits
If you’re looking for wedding outfits for the bride and groom, the whole bridal party, and for the mother-of-the
bride, you have found the perfect site. This blog post offers lots of information on where to buy outfits, including
all types of retailers, both in-store and online. You’ll also find some tips on what to do before you go shopping
to help make the shopping experience easier and more enjoyable.
Some girls have their wedding dress planned out long before they are engaged. They know what style they like
and where to buy it. Others have no clue where to start! However, one thing in common is that a wedding dress
will probably be the most carefully chosen dress from all other dresses you will buy.
Here’s some thoughtful advice for both types of ladies: first, find out what dress silhouette looks best on you. We
all have different body types, and dress silhouettes can help highlight our figure and make us look and feel great.
You can find wedding dress inspiration in wedding magazines and online sites such as Pinterest, Wedding Wire,
and The Knot. Save a few pictures to bring with you when you go dress shopping.
It’s important to have an idea of what style you like and details you’re looking for; this will narrow down your search
and help the associate find the dress you’re looking for. However, be open to trying on different dresses. You may
be pleasantly surprised! And expect to try on multiple dresses before saying “yes” to the dress.
Image source: https://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/fashion-beauty/wedding-dress-silhouettes
Another important step before you go shopping is to determine your budget for the dress. Include alterations and
accessories such as the veil, shoes, and necklace in the budget too. According to The Knot, in 2017, brides in the
US spent an average of $1,509 for their wedding dress with alterations included. For more tips on wedding dress
shopping, see the blog post “Wedding Dress Shopping: Say “Yes!” to the Perfect Dress.”
To find wedding dress shops near you, check out Wedding Wire, a website that lets you filter by location, distance
from your zip code, and specific outfits you’re looking for (wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses,
groom/groomsmen suits, and so on). If you are looking for more contemporary dresses, Floravere has modern,
sophisticated styles to choose from.
Before you go bridesmaid dress shopping, figure out you wedding color scheme and florals. This will help narrow
down the dress color you’ll be looking for. Some wedding dress shops sell bridesmaid dresses. To find shops near
you, go to Wedding Wire and filter based on your location. You can also check Nordstrom and other stores at the
mall that sell formal wear.
If you prefer online shopping, check out the following websites: ASOS is a great place to shop for affordable and
stylish bridesmaid dresses and allows you to filter by price range, color, brand, and style. You also get free shipping
on orders over $50 and the best part is returns are free! The Dessy Group is another great website for bridesmaid
dresses. If you buy dresses that are in stock, shipping and returns are free. Lulus has beautiful, formal dresses for
decent prices. If you buy over $50, shipping and returns are free.
Flower Girl Dresses
Dillard’s has elegant and unique flower girl dresses. If you’re looking for accessories, Etsy has a variety of flower girl
baskets and chic, affordable flower girl dresses to choose from. Online websites, JJ’s House and LaLa Mira, sell stylish,
modern flower girl dresses as well.
If the groom wants to stand out from his groomsmen, he can buy a different colored suit or tie that compliments the
overall wedding color scheme. For suit and tuxedo inspiration, visit The Knot. The Knot has different suit/tuxedo styles
from several designers, and each picture has a link to the designer’s website for more information. Bloomingdales and
Nordstrom carry brand designers, such as BOSS, Michael Kors, Armani, Theory, and Ted Baker, both in-store and
online. Don’t forget to look for accessories as well – tie/bowtie, belt, and shoes.
Men’s Warehouse is the place to go if you’re looking for affordable suits and/or suits you can rent. Book an appointment
and have the groomsmen get their measurements in-store.
The Dessy Group, an online shop, also offers you the option of renting or buying tuxedos as well.
Ring Bearer Outfits
Janie and Jack and Macy’s have a great selection of special occasion outfits, with both classic and sophisticated style
for boys, sizes 1-12. H&M online has a small but excellent selection of formal wear that is affordable and fashionable,
including dress shoes. You can also check Men’s Warehouse, which has a handful of boy suits for sale.
For mother-of-the-bride dresses, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, and Macy’s are good places to start. For online shopping, JJ’s House
has many beautiful, unique dresses. In addition, some wedding dress shops, such as David’s Bridal, sell mother-of-the-bride
dresses as well.