Congratulations! You are engaged! The wedding is booked at your dream venue. You have a vision of the perfect look for your day. You have asked all your closest girlfriends and sisters to be your bridesmaids. But help! Their sizes vary from a six to a twenty-two. One is pregnant. One is trying for a baby (but don’t tell anyone…). One is backpacking round the world and is only contactable by Skype, and there is no way she can find a tape measure! What can you choose for them to wear?

For many brides choosing the right bridesmaids’ dresses can be a bit of a balancing act.

The vintage rose colour you absolutely love doesn’t suit some of them.

They all look fabulous in the right dress, but not the same one!

Don’t panic! Help is at hand.

At Dream Wedding Dress we firmly believe good advice, a wide choice of styles and colours and a bit of time and planning is the answer to all your bridesmaid-related dilemmas.

Our top tips:

1. Start early. Bridesmaids’ dresses can take from three to five months from order to delivery plus time for alterations. Ideally order a minimum of six months before the wedding.

2. If you have a fixed idea of what you want, come and look on your own first. Many brides find it easier to see what is available before everyone comes to try on.

3. Be flexible. If everyone suits a different style, don’t worry. Go for different styles in the same colour and material and the effect will be lovely.

4. Think outside the box. If you are all agreed on style but not the colour, consider a range of colours that complement each other. Remember it can be more interesting if everything isn’t exactly the same colour.

At Dream Wedding Dress we have a very wide selection of bridesmaids dress styles: over 150 at the last count! We stock all the Dessy bridesmaids’ collections and True Bridesmaids.

We pride ourselves on a friendly and helpful service, so if you have pregnant bridesmaids or bridesmaids who live outside the country, we can help. Just book an appointment and find out how we can take the stress out of your hunt for your perfect bridesmaids’ dresses.