bridesmaids Archive

Why (and How) to Choose Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

We all know the line that goes along with bridesmaid dresses:  “AND you can wear it again!!”  But the real nitty-gritty truth of the matter is: you will be hard-pressed to find a group of women who all love the same dress and look great in it.  Let’s face it ladies, we all have different bodies that come along with their own set of strengths and weaknesses.  We should dress them accordingly.

I like to think that bridesmaid style is a reflection of you, the bride.  If your petite college roommate is drowning in a satin gown and your busty bestie is overflowing out of the strapless top, it may be time to try some different options.

The newer trend of mismatched dresses for bridesmaids is great for so many reasons.  When all your best girls are fit and flattered in their dresses, it allows all the focus to be on you and your man on your wedding day.

It also allows your friends to choose their own budget.  Typical bridesmaid dresses are exorbitantly expensive, and usually poorly made with cheap fabrics.  These days there are so many avenues for finding amazing fashion at affordable prices.  From flash sale websites to online consignment shops, and even shopping on Instagram, your options are limitless.

Here I have put together an entire bridal party look, all dresses are (well) under $100:

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How to Make Your Ceremony Programs Pop

Hello, brides! We love when artisans break the mold when it comes to traditional wedding ideas. Ceremony programs, for instance, can be skipped altogether or a little bit boring… or, you can choose to make it better. Personally, we prefer the latter and we’ve found one awesome way to do it! Today we’re showing you how to make your ceremony program pop with custom bridal party illustrations by the lovely Paper Maids. No boring ceremony programs here! Paper Maids uses custom bridal party illustrations to bring your entire crew to life, right down to the bridesmaid dress, groomsmen suit, hair color, skin color, facial features, and more. If I were a bridesmaid and the couple ordered one of these bridal party illustrations, you bet I’d be saving the program after the wedding… maybe even framing it! Read on to find out more…

  bridal party program illustration