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Your Top 5 Questions about Bridesmaids Dresses

by Goddiva Account 09 Apr 2022

You’ve started planning your big day. You’ve chosen the colour scheme, you’ve begun shopping for your dress and you’ve decided which of your besties will be joining your bridal party. But what should they wear?

This is a question that a large number of women will find themselves asking at some point in their lives. Luckily for you, Goddiva is here to answer your five most pressing questions about bridesmaid dresses.

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How much do bridesmaid dresses cost?

There’s no set cost for bridesmaid dresses; just remember to stick within your budget. Here at Goddiva, we offer a range of beautiful bridesmaid dresses at a range of different price points.

Danaya Art Deco Sequin Evening Blouson Dress Mocha

Danaya Art Deco Sequin Evening Blouson Dress Mocha (£120)

At the pricier end of our range is the gorgeous Danaya Art Deco evening gown. The perfect choice for any bride who wants her wedding to have that subtle edge of 1920s opulence and glamour. Your bride tribe will look fabulous standing next to you in this lovely dress.

Goddiva Mesh Embroidered Maxi Dress Powder Blue

Goddiva Mesh Embroidered Maxi Dress Powder Blue (£15)

For those who can’t or don’t want to fork out a small fortune when it comes to bridesmaid dresses, here at Goddiva we also offer a range of more affordable options. This maxi dress is a beautiful option and is certainly a steal at just £15.

Can bridesmaids wear different dresses?

It’s your big day, so it’s really up to you, but there has certainly been a growing trend in recent years of bridesmaids not wearing the same dress. There’s usually a common denominator between their dresses, though - a colour, theme, or even just the length.

Colour theme

Left to right: Goddiva One Shoulder Evening Maxi (£68), Goddiva Bardot Pleated Maxi Dress (£69) & Goddiva Cowl Neck Off The Shoulder Maxi  Dress  (£65)

One popular way to mismatch bridesmaid dresses is to pick a colour that fits nicely within your colour scheme, or the theme of the day, and have the bridesmaids (or bride) pick dresses in that colour. We love this trio of navy blue dresses and think they’d compliment each other perfectly. If choosing this option, you could even request that guests do not wear this colour. No, asking your guests to avoid just one (or two, with white) colour does not make you a bridezilla.

Goddiva Pleated Chiffon High Low Midi Dress

Goddiva Pleated Chiffon High Low Midi Dress - Lilac, Atlantic Blue & Peach (£75)

Another route some brides take is to pick one dress but then get it in a range of colours, so each bridesmaid looks unique. This gorgeous chiffon midi dress is available in a range of colours, including lilac, Atlantic blue, and peach. The same dress but in different colours is the perfect way for your squad to bring a touch of their own personality to this otherwise uniform look.

What colour should bridesmaid dresses be?

Most brides will usually pick bridesmaid dresses that fit into the colour scheme picked for their big day, but hey, if you want to change it up, then, by all means, go ahead. Need inspiration for colour schemes? Check out our post on trending colours.

Goddiva Chiffon Cowl Neck Maxi Dress Sage Green

Goddiva Chiffon Cowl Neck Maxi Dress Sage Green (£65)

One colour making a stir this wedding season is sage green. Its gorgeous natural and earthy hues will give any wedding a rustic boho vibe, a wedding aesthetic that has become increasingly popular in recent years. This stunningly simple Grecian goddess inspired style is a gorgeous choice for any bride tribe.

When should I order bridesmaid dresses?

Bridesmaid dresses should ideally be ordered about six months before the big day, and usually after the bride has chosen her own dress. This allows you to choose what will go best with your wedding aesthetic and has a safety barrier in case there's a need for adjustments - or delays to the delivery. 

But you don’t need to worry if you’ve left it to the last minute. At Goddiva, we offer both standard and next-day delivery, so your bridesmaid dresses can arrive on time with no extra fuss.

Why are bridesmaid dresses so ugly?

We certainly don’t think they are and hope we have convinced you so too. But if a traditional bridesmaid style isn’t for you, then you can also check out our range of evening and party dresses - there’s nothing stopping you from picking one of these and we’re sure any choice will look fabulous for your big day.

Goddiva Sequin Starshine Evening Maxi Dress Navy

Goddiva Sequin Starshine Evening Maxi Dress Navy (£85)

We love this stunning evening dress, and while it is perhaps not overtly bridesmaid-ish, it can certainly be used as such. The glamorous sequins will have your bridesmaids sparkling and looking gorgeous as they dance the night away.


Written by Isobel Pankhurst

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