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Five steps to dressing your bridal party

November 5th, 2015 by kcarm

The photos and videos of your wedding day are an important record of your big event – capturing a day when you, your friends and your family are looking their best. So how do you make sure everyone’s outfit looks co-ordinated?

Here is our 5 step guide to achieving a gorgeous-looking bridal party.

Step 1: Establish the look and feel you want for your wedding
These days anything goes from highly formal, luxurious weddings to casual beachside weddings and everything in between. Before you can decide on what your bridal party will be wearing, you need to decide on the style of wedding and where it will be held.

neutral bridal party

The neutral tones of this bridal party create an elegant, formal affair beautifully complemented by the lush greens of Bicentennial Park. [Vincent Lai Photography]

Step 2: Look at the décor of your selected venue
Some wedding venues are heritage buildings with prominent décor colours while other venues offer a blank canvas so you can add your own personality. If you have selected a bold and richly decorated reception, you should consider more neutral shades for your bridesmaids’ dresses to avoid a clash of colours. With neutrally coloured venues, you have a wider choice of colours, depending on your preferences along with the skin tone and hair colour of your bridesmaids.

Step 3: Study your bridesmaids’ complexion
If your bridesmaids have similar hair and skin tones they are likely to look great in the same colour. If they have vastly different features, you will need to be careful with your choice of dress colour.

For fair complexions, avoid bright or jewel coloured dresses as their facial features will tend to disappear in the photos. However these colours will look great on your bridesmaids with darker complexions. Dressing your bridesmaids in different shades can create a fabulous effect and ensures everyone looks great.

Step 4: Dress the Groom
Again, the groom’s outfit will depend on the formality and atmosphere you wish to create. Highly formal weddings may see him in a tux. At an informal wedding it might be appropriate for the groom to wear a sports jacket or simply a vest.

Whatever the theme, the groom’s outfit should harmonise with the bride’s dress and set him apart from the groomsmen. This can be achieved by the accessories worn by the groom such as his floral buttonhole, style and colour of his tie or the colour of his cummerbund or vest.

Step 5: Dress the Groomsmen
The groomsmen should complement both the groom and the bridesmaids. That means their suits should be the same or similar to the groom and their accessories should coordinate with the bridesmaids in some way. This can be achieved by the colour of their tie, floral buttonhole or cummerbund.


Creating your dream wedding
If you are dreaming of a truly unique wedding that reflects your personality and style, consider WatervieW in Bicentennial Park. It offers a blank canvas so you can add décor and finishing touches to make your wedding as individual as you are.

Enquire online or call (02) 9764 9900 to speak to one of our helpful wedding event managers.