Monday, January 30, 2017

Choosing the Best Bridesmaid Dress

The wedding planning is only just beginning and you'll have a lot of decisions to make. From choosing the best Lake of the Ozarks wedding venue to picking a delicious menu, it may seem rather daunting. One decision that you ought to try to make at the start regards to your bridesmaid dresses. This may seem like a choice you can save for later, but did you know that it can sometimes take up to six months to get the dresses ordered and fitted for your bridesmaids? The sooner you pick out the dresses, the sooner your bridesmaids can order them. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best dress for ALL of your bridesmaids.

Get Your Bridesmaid's Input

Since they will be the ones wearing the dress, try getting their input. Of course, you could save yourself some time by asking the right questions. Instead of asking what types of dresses they would like to wear (and getting a flood of answers) try asking them about the dresses they don't want to wear. You may have one friend who is well-endowed and doesn't want to wear strapless gowns or another friend who looks washed out in lavender. By discovering what they DON'T want to wear, you could save yourself some time and make picking the dress a lot easier.

Keep Choices Limited

A new trend for brides is to tell their girls to pick their own dresses - but just remember that you leave a lot to the imagination with that. Try limiting their choices to you can still keep some similarity in the dresses. Here are a few choices you can make for your bridesmaids, while still letting them pick their own gown:

  • Stick with the same designer, shop, or brand
  • Use the same color or color scheme
  • Specify the dress length
  • Verify if you want a special material (ex: all chiffon, lace accents, shiny satin, etc.)

Test The Dress

Finally, don't forget that weddings are celebratory affairs and there will most likely be a party happening at your Lake of the Ozarks wedding. Keep this in mind when choosing the dresses for your bridal party. When you and your bridesmaids choose the dresses, take them for a little test drive by trying them on and jumping up and down, doing a little dance move, and putting your arms in the air like you just don't care. This will help you to know how the dress will react through the active parts of the wedding.

Don't forget to think about how the dress will react to the elements. If you're getting married in our gazebo at the Lake of the Ozarks on a beautiful spring day, and you want your girls to wear short chiffon gowns - what will you do if it's a windy day? You can either figure out how to add weights to the hem or pick dresses that have a little more weight to them before hand.

Your Lake of the Ozarks Wedding

We are so excited that you've chosen to celebrate your big day with us - and we can't wait! While you may feel overwhelmed with planning, we would love to be of assistance and ease the burden.   is the best wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we also provide an event coordinator who works with you closely in order to ensure your needs are met. Visit our website at to learn about our wedding venue, and download an information packet today!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052


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