Bridal Party 101 - A guide getting your bridal party ready for the big day March 15 2016

Organising your bridal party can be a lot of work. We have a few tips to help it run smoothly...


Choosing your bridal party: Gone are the days where you have to have an even amount of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Select the people you can't imagine not having next you when you marry the person of your dreams.


What to wear: Dressing your bridesmaids can be a really hard task! With a group of girls of all different body shapes it may feel next to impossible to squeeze everyone into the same dress. If you have your heart set on a specific dress allow your bridesmaids to have slight alterations made to their dresses. This will go a long way, making the ladies feel comfortable as they walk the aisle with you.

Another popular option is to pick a colour and allow bridesmaids to select a style that is flattering to their body shape. Rodeo Show offers an amazing bridesmaid service. They have a range of gorgeous styles and colours. Simply have the girls pick their favourite style, pick a colour and 10 weeks later your made to order dresses will arrive. David Jones is also making bridesmaid shopping easy with their Wedding Boutiques. Arrange an appointment and you and your besties will be given the lux treatment. We are talking private room, stylists, bubbles and dresses for days.


Once the dress are sorted it’s time for the all important shoes. For the feet, you can chose the simple option of allowing your bridesmaids to chose their own given a brief by you or head to a store with a large range. Tony Bianco has a great variety of shoes suitable for bridesmaids.

Boys we have not forgotten you. If you want to keep it simple select a basic colour suit your groomsmen are likely to have and then simply buy your matching shirts, ties and shoes. Country Road is a great and affordable option for the men. If you have your heart set on matching suits go for something classic that your groomsmen are likely to wear again.


Hair and Make up for the ladies: As with the outfit different people suit different hair and make up. If you want them to all have the same hairstyle present them with a few options and let them vote. Remember, as with the outfit people have a better time when they are feeling confident and comfortable with their hair and make up.


Thank You: Bridesmaids and groomsmen go to a lot of effort to get you ready for your special day. In the whirlwind of your wedding planning it’s important to make sure you find a special gift to thank them for their support. When looking for groomsmen and bridesmaids gifts try to think of something they will keep and be able to use on the day. You can’t go past jewellery as a perfect bridal party gift. Keep it special with something personalised like silver personalised cufflinks for the boys or a simple initial necklace, personalised bracelet or an alphabet bangle for the ladies. If you like the sound of these unique gifts check out Edenborough Evans as they offer special discounts for bridal party jewellery packages.