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8 Beautiful 2019 Bridesmaids Dress Styles

Our favorite 2019 bridesmaids dress styles are a mixed bunch, but they all share one feature: versatility. From garden-inspired floral prints to fun and feminine sleeves to elegant flowing skirts, these 2019 bridesmaids dress styles will have your ladies looking (and feeling) beautiful as they stand by your side on your big day. And they’ll be able to wear these bridesmaid dresses long after your big day. Find a look you love and visit one our top Houston bridal salons to hook up your girls!

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Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Designer Available At: Bella Bridesmaids

There’s nothing more feminine than a floral print bridesmaid dress. A long floral dress is a perfect style for a Hill Country destination wedding, a rustic-chic wedding or a Texas barn wedding. Available in four colors.

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Dress: Hayley Paige Occasions | Designer Available At: Houston Bridal Gallery

For a more formal Houston wedding or a wedding at a downtown Houston wedding venue, a long bridesmaid dress with a satin bodice and flowing skirt is a great fit. This elegant Hayley Paige Occasions style is available in five colors.

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Dress: Watters Bridesmaids | Designer Available At: Bella Bridesmaids

A short bridesmaid dress with a keyhole neckline, lace detail and open back is a fun look for a relaxed Houston wedding. Plus, this bridesmaid dress style from Watters Bridesmaids includes pockets! This popular 2019 bridesmaid dress comes in five colors.

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Dress: After Six | Designer Available At: Houston Bridal Gallery

Want a boho vibe for your bridesmaids? This luxurious full-length chiffon bridesmaid dress with split bell sleeves is a comfortable bridesmaid dress that is also ultra-elegant. We love that this After Six bridesmaid dress is available in 106 colors!

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Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Designer Available At: Bella Bridesmaids

With the “Julia” bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo, you can get 10 different bridesmaid looks in one. This versatile bridesmaid dress style features back tie panels and detachable straps that can be used to create different necklines. The gathered detailing in the bodice creates a slimming look your bridesmaids will appreciate. This versatile design is available in 29 colors.

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Design: After Six available at Houston Bridal Gallery

With a two-piece bridesmaid outfit, your gals will be able to wear these bridesmaids separates long after your big day. The top and skirt are available in 25 colors.

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Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Designer Available At: Bella Bridesmaids

The bow-accent halter neck on this Monique Lhuillier floral bridesmaid dress gives it a touch of chic sophistication. This dark blue and blush floral print style is casual enough for bridesmaids to wear long after the wedding.

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Dress: Hayley Paige Occasions | Designer Available At: Houston Bridal Gallery

The V-draped neckline on this sexy and comfortable bridesmaid dress from Hayley Paige includes a convertible choker strap for multiple fun bridesmaid looks. It’s available in 20 gorgeous colors.

Maid Of Honor Duties: What Is And Isn’t Expected

Maid of Honor and Bride
Photo: The Cotton Collective

Being named a bride’s maid of honor is not only an amazing privilege, but also a huge responsibility. As her maid of honor, the bride is trusting you to help her with navigating the stressful process of planning the wedding. It is your job to unload some, but not all, of the tasks from the bride. Here are a few of the major duties you’ll be expected to help out with. Click here to read the rest of this post »

4 Fun Ways to Pop The Question to Your Bridesmaids

So your beloved popped the question and you said…”Yes!!” Well now it’s your turn to propose a little some’n. Get creative, and gather your gals together to ask them to share your life-changing moment with you. These bridesmaid proposal ideas are four of our absolute faves.

1. Coffee, Please

Will You Be My Matron of Honor Starbucks Cup
Photo: Clever Holly Designs

This is perfect for the coffee lovers in your circle. Stop by your local Starbucks with your bridesmaids-to-be and have the barista prepare their order in this fun cup. They’ll never see it coming…and they’ll love your for that! Click here to read the rest of this post »

6 Tips For Managing Bridesmaids (So That They Still Love You When The Big Day Is Done)

Now that you’ve said yes to your fiancé, one of the first things you’re likely to focus on is gathering your closest gal pals to be a part of your big day. And while choosing and inviting your bridesmaids to be at your side can be lots of fun, actually being a bridesmaid can be, well…a lot of work. Reduce your gals’ stress, and show them how much you appreciate all they have done, and are doing, for you, but managing their feelings, and their workload, with kindness and love. These six tips will guide the way!

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Photo: Two Pair Photography

1. Before asking anyone to be a part of your “bride tribe,” make sure you have the details regarding your wedding date, venue and level of formality. Also try to limit your bridesmaids to those girls you know will still be in your life in 10 years.

Photo: AMA Photography & Cinema
Photo: AMA Photography & Cinema | Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

2. Allow for at least six months of planning for your bridesmaids to get their dresses and reserve vacation time or days off from work.

Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Photo: Civic Photos

3. Be sure to let them know what they will be financially responsible for. This includes attire, makeup, hair, travel and/or accommodations. It’s best to give them this information as early as possible, so that they can budget for these expenses (and ask for help with them, if needed).

Classic, Romantic Agave Road Wedding by Select Studios
Photo: Select Studios

4. As bridesmaids, your girls will be attending your nuptial ceremony and reception for sure. However, if you are having multiple other wedding-related events, let them know which ones require their attendance, so that they can make room on their calendars.

Mint Green, Cream & Gold Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Photo: Akil Bennett Photography

5. You, as the bride, have the final say on what your bridesmaids will wear on your wedding day. But here’s a suggestion: To make sure that your bridesmaids feel good in what they’re wearing, choose a color and let your girls have few (or more) options when it comes to their dress style and bridesmaid shoes.  Your friends will appreciate you taking into account their comfort by allowing them to each select a style that flatters her figure, and a heel height that she can manage when walking, and dancing.

Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Photo: Civic Photos

6. If your maid of honor doesn’t seem too enthused with her duties, don’t jump the gun and “fire her” from the title, or risk losing a close relationship. She may be feeling overwhelmed with her duties. Instead let her step down herself by telling her it’s OK if she’s not up to it, and ensuring her that you’ll always love her, no matter what.