As we all know, it’s impossible to please everyone. However, as brides we know you want to keep your bridesmaids happy and from our experience, bridesmaid dress shopping should be an enjoyable and even fun part of the planning process. In issue 162 we bring you a whole feature on how to keep your bridesmaids from sulking in your photos, here’s just a small snippet of ways to keep them smiling… alexia1268

Do not buy online

Shop online but never ever buy online! Look through real weddings on our website for ideas but always go to a legit bridal boutique to purchase the dresses. There are too many copycat or cheap import websites out there that will take your money and leave you with dress that looks nothing like the picture. The dresses above are from one of our favourite designers Alexia!


Be flexible

Ideally, every one of your girls will love and suit the type of dress that you pick for them but more often then not this is never the case! If one of your maids isn’t comfortable in strapless then allow them to have straps, it will all work in your favour in the end when all of your girls are happy on the day and smiling in your photos. These dresses are from In One Clothing who we absolutely adore here at Wedding Ideas HQ!

But above all remember it is YOUR day and you girls should do everything to make it the happiest day of your life! Don’t let your bridesmaids dictate or dominate your decision, your good friends will understand, and likewise, you should understand their expectations. We always say it’s important to manage expectations from the start. As you probably already know, especially when it comes to weddings, it’s impossible to please everyone!

Read more top tips on how to keep your maids happy in issue 162 on page 70!