Wedding Party Attire

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Your wedding party is made up of the people you’re both closest to, and who have likely watched the two of you grow together as a couple and been supportive of your relationship.  Their attire also sets the tone for your wedding’s style, so it’s important to choose carefully to have everyone looking their best for a day you’ll never forget.

Wedding Party Attire Basics

You wedding party’s attire should generally coordinate with your wedding colors and general style, and also fit your personal preferences.  There are special considerations for each group in your wedding party as outlined below.  However, at the end of the day your preferences are most important and you should go with what you love.  For wedding party attire Toronto area brides have many bridal shops available to fit their budget and fashion sense.

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Your bridesmaids are not only your dearest friends, but will also play a major role in planning and preparing for your wedding.  Therefore, you’ll want to select bridesmaid’s dresses that fit everyone’s taste, budget, and body type and also reflect the general style of your wedding.  This can seem like a daunting task at first, but fortunately for bridesmaid dresses Toronto brides have many great boutiques available with consultants who are ready to help you and your bridesmaids.

One important decision is whether your bridesmaid dresses should be short or full-length gowns.  For, long gowns may be appropriate.  For informal or morning weddings, short or tea-length bridesmaid dresses might be more fitting.  You should also ask your bridesmaids what they prefer, and try to consider everyone’s taste.  However, you’re the one to make the final call, and you should go with what you love.


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Of course you love your mom and she also plays a prominent role in the wedding (which usually includes footing the bill) so you also want her to look and feel her best.

Make sure to give your mom a lot of free reign on her dress selection, and be sensitive to what she prefers.  Generally, give her a few criteria, such as your wedding colors, level of formality and preferred length, and let her pick and choose as she pleases.  For length, the same rules as for bridesmaids generally apply: long for evening/formal weddings, and short or tea-length for morning, afternoon or generally informal weddings.

The mother of the groom does not need to match up with your mother unless that’s what you personally prefer.  However, you’ll typically want both moms to have a similar length of dress, and also the same general formality to keep one of the mothers from feeling under-dressed.

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Most little girls jump at the chance to dress up like princesses, and your flower girl will probably be happy with just about any dress you choose.  However, you should clear the dress and its price tag with her parents before making the final call. Typically the flower girl matches either the bride or bridesmaids, and this option is totally up to you.  Some brides also compromise by matching the flower girl to the bride and having her wear a sash to match the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Ultimately, you should choose wedding party attire that suits your own personal taste and coordinates with your vision of the wedding of your dreams.  However, things will run more smoothly if you try to take everyone’s needs into account, and your wedding party will likely look and feel better for it.

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