These days it’s common that a bride has some if not all her bridesmaids that live in all different parts of the country. With moving around for college or a great career opportunity, brides are often far away from those they love most. Whether the bride is the one who moved or if her bridesmaids are the ones who have ventured off, it can be an overwhelming task trying to coordinate everyone. Getting everyone together to find the perfect bridesmaids dresses is often a struggle when miles are in between the bride and her bridesmaids. That’s why, the girls at The Lounge by Anglo Couture have great tips for coordinating the long distance bridal party.
For one, we advise trying to shop for bridesmaid dresses during the holidays when most of your girls are in town. It’s a great way to spend time with one another while marking something off your wedding checklist. Shopping for your bridesmaids dresses at The Lounge by Anglo Couture is fun and effortless. If having at least some of your girls in town at one time for the holidays is unrealistic for you, our next tips will be extremely helpful.
The second tip we have is to remember that you are the bride and have the final say. Yes, you want everyone to feel beautiful and comfortable on your wedding day, but at the end of the day you have veto power. So, with this said, it’s okay to venture on your own to do some pre-planning for everyone. It’s also okay to pick out something out and ask all the girls to order that particular style, especially if all of your girls are out of town. The associates at the Lounge can point you to the dresses that are the most flattering on a variety of different body types. Also, if you are doing a semi coordinated mismatched look with your bridesmaids dresses, it’s a great idea to pick a few styles you are okay with and to let them choose from there. That way, there are clear boundaries from the beginning and you don’t have to feel like bridezilla when making your opinion known.
Thirdly, make sure you order your dresses from all from the same store. Dye lots vary in fabric and if you order all the dresses from the same store, the dresses will be cut from the same bolt. This will ensure that the color of your girls’ dresses match one another and flows seamlessly within the color pallet of your entire wedding.
Also, having everyone call in and email our associates to place their order is easy and seamless. We live in the digital age, so our associates can easily do everything from a distance. Just ask any of the bridesmaids that have ordered their dresses from a distance from us, they will tell you that we made it as easy as possible for them. We make everything clear and concise for your girls and do our best to create leas work for you, the bride.
Lastly, give a deadline. If people are calling in their measurements and payment from your bridal party make sure to give them a firm deadline of when this needs to be done. That way there are no stragglers who cause everyone to encounter those pesky rush fees. Bridesmaids dresses typically take 3-4 months to order. If you have a long distance bridal party, we recommend getting your bridesmaids to order at least 5-6 months before the wedding so there is ample time to ship the dresses to the girls and for each one to do alterations.
To make an appointment for you and your girls at The Lounge by Anglo Couture call 727.526.5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.