Your bridesmaids should look stunning but it can be a challenge to select dresses that flatter all figures. They'll be different heights and sizes and their skin tones will vary, so finding something to suit them all can be a challenge.
Have some fun with your bridesmaids by checking out the magazines then have a brainstorming session or go window shopping together. Your bridesmaids are there to offer practical and emotional support in the lead up to the wedding and their ideas on their outfits is a good place to start.
Their dresses don't all have to be the same and are often bought with future use in mind. There aren't many rules but normally if the bride is wearing a long dress so will the bridesmaids. If you are having Maid of Honour you could set her apart with a different dress, a different colour or perhaps a larger posy.
Remember to take into consideration how your flowers will match with their dresses and don't forget to synchronise shoe colours and consider the height of your bridesmaids heels.
If you all live scattered about the country or overseas it could pose some special challenges when it comes to buying and fitting. You'll need to manage the situation if they can't get to you before the wedding.
Flower girls are cute and an adorable dress can flaunt their innocence but don't have the dress too fussy as littlies can't concentrate for long and don't like being uncomfortable.
Once the bride's and bridesmaids dresses are chosen the mother of the bride and mother of the groom should discuss colour themes to make sure their outfits don't clash. They too want to look their best on your big day.