Itís a whole new day, and there is a whole new look for bridesmaids. Itís a welcome change from past years. At itís not just bridesmaids look that has gotten a facelift, brides are sporting a whole new look too.
Traditional wedding gowns and traditional white will always be a choice. Thatís a tradition thatís just not going to disappear. And thatís okay. But choices now available for modern bride are welcome change, allowing those creative juices to flow, and oneís own personality to stand out.
The history of bridesmaids attire is quite interesting. In past centuries brides wore elaborate colorful gowns, and bridesmaids wore similar gowns. This was to disguise bride and protect her from being kidnapped by evil spirits. By Victorian era things had changed producing brides that wanted to stand out in crowd. Thus formal elaborate white wedding gown entered wedding fashion scene. However bridesmaids attire didnít change, remaining bold and frilly.
Well this century bridesmaids have a lot more to say about what they wear. Not only have traditional dresses taken on a more sophisticated and elegant look. Many brides now let their bridesmaids choose their own dress based on chosen color scheme. All bridesmaids werenít created equal. By allowing them to choose a dress that flatters them, you have happier bridesmaids and better photo ops.
Gowns and dresses worn by modern bridesmaid are often functional enough for other formal events and gatherings. A much smarter alternative to expensive gown thatís worn once then buried deep in closet never to be seen again. We all remember wearing one of those ďawfulĒ dresses at some point.
There are also no longer fast and set rules on how many bridesmaids you must have. The size of your wedding often relates to how many attendants, and these days choice is entirely up to you. Tradition has gone out window, a pleasing thought for many future brides. You can even have more than one maid of honor if you wish. The rules you must play by are your own rules.
The same new rules apply to your flower girl[s] and ring bearer[s] choose more than one, have only one, have one of each. The best age range for this very important little peopleís job is between 5 and 7. Younger children have a harder time staying focused. Now if you donítí mind if they mess up a little bit, then by all means you can choose a younger child. After all they can be a great source of amusement! Older children will also be thrilled to be chosen to man guestbook or help guests. It makes them feel extra special.