The largest expense for your bridesmaids will be their dress but that doesn’t mean choosing a bridesmaid dress should be a chore! You’ll probably start shopping for dresses shortly after you order your own gown to leave plenty of time to deal with fittings and alterations.
While a full service bridal shop is the most comprehensive choice, there are plenty of excellent options online. And it’s true that a bridal shop can provide information and advice on measurements, sizing, shoes and order time and they usually have seamstresses on staff to perform all necessary alterations. But they generally charge higher prices than discount retailers. Many of the larger retailers like Nordstroms and Macys have specialized online wedding dress information. Bridesmaid’s dresses have come a long way as reusable, fashionable, modern pieces that can be worn to a variety of events, which has made online shopping a much more exciting adventure!
Here are three online stores I recommend that have a wide array of dresses with an excellent range in styles, colors, designers, assistance and prices. Click on the name to go straight to their websites.
Mod Cloth, founded by San Francisco locals Susan and Eric Koger, employs a creative edge, a love for vintage and a careful curation of retro goods.
David’s Bridal is another excellent choice for online shopping with a wide variety of not just bridesmaid’s dresses but all things wedding related.
Brides Magazine also has a great online store that not only provides beautiful dress options but an array of information for all your wedding dress needs.
Remember, as a bride you will be leaning on your bridesmaids for support but someday you may be a bridesmaid in one of their weddings so keep an open mind and have fun with your experience!! Do you have a site you prefer or want to share with others? Post a comment with the name of the store. I love hearing your thoughts!!
"A happy bridesmaid makes a happy bride." - Lord Tennyson