Massachusetts Wedding: Choosing Clothes for the Bridal Party

Most people never think about wedding plans until it’s time to make their own. As a result, unless you have been in a wedding party several times before for friends and family, chances are you won’t have the slightest idea of what this particular job entails. While shopping for wedding gowns in Wrentham or the surrounding Southeastern Massachusetts area, you might find some nice ideas for bridesmaids dresses in seasonal wedding colors. Once you select the location for your Massachusetts wedding reception, you’ll know a little bit more about whether you will be hosting a formal, semi-formal, or informal wedding event. This will help you not just in the area of decorations, music, and menus, but also in the selection of clothes for the bridal party.

Coordinating With a Theme
Before you go serious shopping for attire for the bridal party, it’s a good idea first choose a theme. A wedding theme can be anything you want, from classic and traditional to modern and eclectic. You could even base your entire theme around the time of year that you are getting married, choosing seasonal wedding colors, flowers, and decor to match. Whatever your chosen theme, the clothing that you choose for your bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents of the bride and groom, as well as the flower girls, ring bearer, and other attendants, should be coordinated to match.

BRIDESMAIDS – Unfortunately, the attire for bridesmaids always catches a little flack. Some brides have even been accused of downplaying a “pretty” bridesmaid with an ugly dress just to make herself look better, but that might just be sour grapes. If it is your goal to choose beautiful dresses for your close friends and family members, be diligent about what you want to do. While you may have a specific color scheme in mind to coordinate with flowers and reception decorations in Massachusetts, you can afford to be a little flexible with the design and fabric to make sure you choose dresses that will complement each bridesmaid so she can feel good about what she’s wearing.

  • accessories can pull the wedding party’s look together rather than matching dresses
  • some brides let the bridesmaids choose their own dresses as long as they are the exact same color
  • consider selecting a dozen dresses in the same color from the place where you get your wedding gowns in Wrentham and let each bridesmaid choose one to wear
  • select a color that looks good with everyone’s skin tones, hair colors, and styles – leave chartreuse and hot pink for your flowers, if you want to use those hues

GROOMSMEN – One of the easiest parts of dressing the bridal party is to choose the attire for the men. They are usually much more flexible than the ladies and a standard tux or suit will usually work for any occasion. Choose shirts, ties, vests or cummerbunds to match the wedding colors or coordinate with the bridesmaids that they will be escorting during the Massachusetts wedding reception. Consider renting the suit or tux from a reputable men’s store that will provide you will all of the services you require to get a uniform look for the event. Most tuxedos come in a package with a jacket, shirt, tie, vest, cummerbund, socks and even shoes, so everyone will look great standing up there together when you say your vows – and in the pictures.

  • consider a special element for the groom’s tuxedo or suit if they will all be wearing the same thing, such as a different colored tie and pocket square
  • don’t forget boutonnieres for the groomsmen – these should coordinate with the flowers that the bridesmaids will be carrying down the aisle
  • make sure that all the guys go get measured and then try on all of the elements for the suits or tuxedos in advance of the wedding so alterations can be made, as needed

MOTHERS & FATHERS – The mother of the bride should choose her gown first, which should coordinate with the seasonal wedding colors or theme of the entire celebration. One example would be if the bridesmaids are wearing one of the two colors for the wedding, the mother of the bride could wear the opposite or same color. The mother of the groom should contact the mother of the bride and make sure that she doesn’t pick the same dress. In fact, if the mother of the bride is choosing one of the colors of the wedding palette, the mother of the groom should choose the opposite color, but select a dress in a similar style or length. The father of the bride plays an important role in this special day, so he should be wearing a tuxedo that matches the groomsmen. The father of the groom should also dress similarly, as he will be escorting the mother of the groom down the aisle. Once again, don’t forget coordinating boutonnieres for the fathers, as well as corsages for the mothers, to ensure that they stand out from the guests as a VIP at this special occasion.

Visit The Crystal Room in Milford, MA
If you are planning Massachusetts wedding reception and are looking for the perfect venue to follow your ceremony, come visit The Crystal Room. Located in Milford, Massachusetts, just a minute off the I-495, our venue is conveniently located and well-appointed for any type of special occasion. Come visit our facility and begin to visualize the seasonal wedding colors and reception decorations in Massachusetts that you will use for your special day. Give us a call at 508-478-7800 to schedule a tour of our facility or to check on availability for your desired dates.