What’s just as fun as choosing your wedding dress? Selecting the bridesmaid dresses, of course. Not only is this an opportunity for you to see your wedding palette live and in color, but it’s also a chance for you to bond with the women–and maybe, men–you’ve selected to see you down the aisle on your big day.
For years, all bridal parties basically looked the same. Five to seven women wearing the exact same solid, satin-y gowns. Can you say BORING?! Bridesmaid dresses have come so far since then, so we say take advantage of all the options you have to play with and get creative. To help you out–and to ensure your maids don’t hate you–click through the slideshow to find out the 10 bridesmaid fads and formalities you no longer need to adhere to.
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