What You Need to Know About 2017 Bridesmaid Dress Trends

If you are all set to be a bridesmaid this year, there is a lot to look forward to in 2017 bridesmaid dress trends. Whether the bride is a fan of classics or prefers current dress styles, there are sensational options to choose from this year. Take a look at this round-up by the fashion experts at Canada’s premier bridal destination, Best for Bride, of what is hot and happening in bridesmaids fashion in 2017.

Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2017

Stylish single-shoulder dresses

Sexy and glamorous, the one-shoulder neckline detail is a favorite in the wedding world. It is a dress style that allows you to show off your shoulders without baring too much skin. Single-shoulder dresses are best with a defined waistline, though they are available in column and dropped waist designs too. This practical dress style looks flattering on almost everyone, making it a great choice when the bridal party has women with different body types.

Ruffled one-shoulder Mori Lee 21503 dress from Best for Bride Canada.

Ruffled one-shoulder Mori Lee 21503 dress with full-length skirt. Matching tie sash defines waistline of the A-line silhouette.

Floral patterns on dresses

Floral prints are a popular trend for 2017, as noted in the trend report on the Fashionisers website. This year, the popular print takes on dimensions at either end of the scale, appearing as big and bold prints or as a scattering of miniscule floral motifs. Spring and summer will see many brides opting for floral patterns to liven up their bridal party outfits. This print is a winner at garden weddings. Florals look good in tea-length dresses and full-length gowns.

Floral printed chiffon 21528 gown from the Mori Lee from Best for Bride Canada.

Floral printed chiffon 21528 gown from the Mori Lee bridesmaid collection. Cap-sleeves, sweetheart neckline and A-line silhouette with side slit.

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Perfect Personalization Tips For The Hen Of Her Dreams

If you’ve been charged with the job of planning your sister or best friend’s hen party, you’re probably anxious about getting it right and keeping an entire bride tribe happy at the same time. Every maid of honor wants to give the blushing bride the hen of her dreams, and one way to pull off this mission is to embrace the art of personalization.

Personalized Tips for Planning the Hen Party of her Dreams.

If you’re in the midst of putting together the weekend to end all weekends, here are some tips to make your celebration as personal as possible.

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How to Create the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Bag

As a bride, you have a million things on your to do list before walking down the aisle. One of the things that should be fun is creating gift bags for your bridesmaids. Obviously you couldn’t imagine your wedding day without them, so you’ll want to find perfect items to show your appreciation.

Well there’s always booze (champagne, yay!), jewelry, and gift cards. However, we’re here to help you create the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Bag, and it takes some really special gifts to make our list.

Jersey Knit Floral Robe, Wooden Bridal Hangers, Soy Candle. Part of the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Bag.

The most important part of creating the perfect gift bag is to make sure it’s something your bridesmaids will want to use again and again. Gifts that will remind them of the joy of your wedding, long after the day is gone.

To help inspire you, we have teamed up with some amazing companies to create our own Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Bag. Even more exciting is we’ve giving you a chance to win one of your own! (Giveaway ended May 17, 2017 but read on for discount codes.)

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6 Proven Ways You Can Avoid Bachelorette Party Chaos

As most of you following along know, my sister got married last year. Along with this joyous occasion came the traditional celebrations of a bridal shower and a bachelorette party. I’ve mentioned before that planning these things was a bit chaotic with the bridesmaids living in different states and countries. When we planned the bridal shower, we split the duties up between the bridesmaids and the bride’s mother. It was an all around success!

6 Proven Ways to Avoid Bachelorette Party Chaos

When it came time to plan the bachelorette party, we decided to host it in Atlantic City. The majority of people lived within an hour of that location, so we made a weekend out of it. Over 20 people were invited, but I was convinced I could handle all aspects of planning the bachelorette on my own. I did ask for input from the other bridesmaids, but ultimately I wanted to be the lead decision maker. I felt that was best so we could move forward in a timely fashion.

Well my friends, we had an amazing time with the 16 people who were in attendance. However, I learned a few lessons the hard way when trying to organize that many people. I would definitely do a few things different if given the chance. So to help you avoid some bachelorette party pitfalls, I’d like to share with you some do’s and dont’s for planning a weekend long trip. First up…

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Amazing Gold Foil Prints for a DIY Bar

From make your own mimosa, to signature cocktails, to wine tastings, DIY bars are the hottest here-to-stay trend at bridal showers and bachelorette parties. The best part is, you can be as simple or elaborate as you want when deciding your decor for the bar setup. Our personal favorite are gold foil prints, like this “pour one more” sign from StaceyHolbrookDesign.

Pour One More Stacey Holbrook Design Gold Foil Prints

That’s why we’re so excited to announce an amazing giveaway of two of her gold foil prints! Before we give you all the details on how to win, check out what she had to say during our Q&A.

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10 Bridal Shower Themes That Guarantee A Good Time!

10 Bridal Shower Themes That Guarantee A Good Time!

A you can imagine, writing a Bridesmaid blog means we need to keep up with all of the bridal shower themes that guarantee a good time. Below are our top 10 favorite showers for 2017.

Pink and Sparkly

A very popular bridal shower theme is to go with a timeless classic: pretty in pink and all things that sparkle! Some of our favorite ideas for this type of shower include sparkly table runners, balloons filled with confetti, and serving pink bubbly.

 

Cooking or Baking Theme

For the food loving bride give her exactly what she wants, a taste of savory appetizers with a side of sugary sweets. There are many clever ways to incorporate kitchen accessories and gadgets into this type of shower. For a fun game, be sure to have guests share their favorite recipes with the couple.

 

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