So, Your Bridesmaids Hate Their Dresses...

Breaking In Your Bridesmaid Dress

Photo: Tec Petaja

While your wedding dress should shine a bit brighter than those of your entourage on the big day, your bridesmaids deserve to look their best, too. You may have felt an unparalleled thrill when saying yes to your ideal dress, but what if your 'maids are more hesitant in saying "I do" to their bridesmaids dresses? Our etiquette experts weigh in.

Before throwing a bridezilla-sized tantrum and telling your bridesmaids it's your way or the highway, take a deep breath and think about the core of the issue. Are your friend's concerns justified or is she just being pick? If it's the later, your best option is to sit your attendants down and explain why you love your pick. With any luck, your bridesmaids will value your opinion more than their particular taste and you'll reach stylistic harmony.

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However, the fact that dislike of your chosen style is a consensus amongst your bridesmaids raises a red flag. If your entourage is an ordinarily levelheaded and considerate group, the problem is indeed your choice of bridesmaid attire. Invite your bridesmaids to respectfully discuss their aversions to the dress. Resolving the hiccup could be as simple as selecting a more flattering color palette for your bridesmaids' dresses or a different neckline. Whatever the bone of contention may be, your bridesmaids should feel special on your big day too — as long as their preferences don't completely overshadow your own. The last thing you need during your nuptials is a group of sulking bridesmaids who should be celebrating alongside you and your hubby.

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