On your wedding day you want to surround yourself with your closest friends to witness the your happy day. You have asked them to be your bridesmaids and now it is your turn to take their preferences into account so that they feel comfortable, pretty, and appreciated. You may have an image in your mind of the perfect look you want for them all of which color, dress, hairstyle, shoes, etc. go into the making. However, there are a few simple rules that should be followed when choosing that perfect look so that it does look perfect and so that your friends are actually comfortable in their attire. I recently attended a wedding where the bridesmaids were asked to wear dresses that were horrible colors on all of them and did not flatter any of their figures. The affect of this was that the fairy tale wedding look was not achieved as the bridesmaids looked dissatisfied, uncomfortable, and the didn’t even look beautiful.

Hair: Hair is usually not a problem. However, it is better to avoid tightly pulled back hairstyles and updos, as these create headaches. Try to keep this in mind when choosing the hairstyle; keep it comfortable.

Makeup: More does not necessarily always mean better.

Shoes: Heels can get uncomfortable after a while, especially when standing for an extended period of time behind the bride at the ceremony.

Dress: This is the most important. Though you may have a certain color picked out, make sure that the color actually does look decent when worn. Not all colors are wearable. Also, make sure that the cut and style of the dress flatters your bridesmaids. Maybe asking them what style they feel more comfortable in will help you with this. If the color and style doesn’t look good and flatter the bridesmaids then you have lost the affect you were trying to achieve.

These are just the most basic rules when choosing the look you want for you bridesmaids. You want them to compliment you, but at the same time they should feel comfortable themselves. When both comfort of the bridesmaids, who are there for you, and beauty is achieved then you have your perfect fairy tale look.