Bridesmaid Dress Shopping - Top Tips

Any bride with a troop of great bridesmaids by her side is a very lucky lady! She knows she'll have a lot of support, advice and help in the run up to her wedding, but when it comes to choosing the all important Bridesmaid dresses careful thought and planning is often required to avoid unnecessary stress.

We have a put together a list of tips to help you along the way...

Floral tea length bridesmaid dress

1. Discuss the budget

Many of us Brits can find talking about money very uncomfortable. Unfortunately shopping for Bridesmaid dresses is one of those areas where you will need to be completely upfront about this and discuss it as early as possible.

If you plan on asking your bridesmaids to pay for their own dress then you will need to consider their personal situation, how much you think they might be happy and able to pay and also consider that if they're footing the bill they'll probably have more of a voice about which styles they do or don't like.

If you plan on gifting the dresses to the girls then be sure to let them know what your own budget is before they start looking, to avoid any upset or uncomfortable situ