A Canadian wedding wouldn’t be complete without a coordinated bridal party. Once you have determined which of your best friends will make great bridesmaids, you will then have to look at the clothes and accessories that they’re going to wear. The following trends have emerged recently and may offer you some good tips and techniques for dressing your bridesmaids up in some truly stunning outfits.

Bridesmaid Dress Styles

In the Canadian wedding fashion industry, a move has been made towards shorter, more casual dresses for bridesmaids. The days of the elegant prom look are now over and the dresses are becoming more fluid and summery. A-line, tea length dresses are generally the big favorite now as they fit a variety of body shapes and also show off a little bit of leg. As well as looking outstanding on your bridesmaids, they can be worn out to numerous occasions afterwards, making them a more worthwhile purchase than the typical one-use bridesmaids’ dresses that were traditionally used previously.

Let Bridesmaids Individualize – Comfort Means Beauty!

One helpful technique that is becoming more and more common is that bridesmaids are being given the freedom to choose their own dresses. Not only does this allow them to find a style and cut that they are completely happy with, but it also gives the brides more free time to focus on other aspects such as wedding party gifts and the like. Once you have selected a particular color theme for your wedding, you can then let your bridal party go out and choose an outfit that they are comfortable wearing on the big day.

Accessorize Your Bridesmaids!

Bouquets are rapidly becoming a popular wedding accessories accessory given to bridesmaids across Canada as they serve two purposes. First, the right blooms can coordinate with the color theme for the wedding and will enhance the outfits of each member of the bridal party. Second, they will make the whole procession much more romantic by imbuing the surroundings with a soft, fragrant aroma. For a method of enhancing your bridesmaids’ appearance and creating the perfect wedding atmosphere, give a few floral bouquets to your bridal party.

As for other, more traditional accessories such as shoes and bags, again it can be smart to let the bridal party choose exactly which items will complement their chosen dress. This can be a great way to keep even the pickiest bridesmaid happy and free up some time to focus on organizing other matters, such as wedding reception supplies, musicians, caterers and anything else that needs to be done before the big day. This is especially handy if you are already allowing your bridal party to choose their own style of dress as it means that everything (except for the color scheme) is thus handled by the bridesmaids themselves.

If you have any more advice for our future Canadian brides, please leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you about anything from future fads that you think may occur to any bridesmaid techniques that you have found effective in the past.