For the Ladies
Pockets – Pockets have become a huge trend recently, found everywhere from sundresses to evening gowns. So, naturally bridesmaid dresses have followed suit. Though pockets may seem to be a casual touch, they won’t ruin an elegant design. In most cases, the pockets aren’t even visible—making them a secret and useful surprise. A pocket allows for essentials to be with your girls at all times. They’ll be picture perfect with their lip gloss on hand, and if the waterworks start during the ceremony, Aunt Judy doesn’t have to interrupt by handing over a box of tissues.
Pick-Your-Own Dresses – You likely have a variety of shapes, sizes, preferences, and needs in your wedding party. To satisfy them all, a popular trend is to let the bridesmaids pick their own dresses. The level of freedom the girls will have is completely up to you, ranging from sticking to a certain designer to requiring a common color palate. The results can make for amazing pictures with depth, texture, and personality. For example, ladies in varying shades of purple will allude to the also popular ombre look. By going this route your maids can have fun, and you can relax in having one less decision to make.
For the Fellas
Suspenders – A dashing new trend that’s hitting reception dance floors everywhere is suspenders. Not only do they look dapper, but they’re a fun and exciting accessory for the boys to play with. With their Larry King impersonations and Great Gatsby-themed theatrics, the groomsmen will have all the ladies swooning. You may have to remind yourself to keep your eyes on only the groom! Let them go jacket-less in some of the pictures to show off their quirky, stylish straps.
Khakis with Jackets –These days weddings can be as formal or informal as you please. The mantra of tuxes as a must has been slightly subdued, and one is free to play with a number of groomsmen options. The khaki and blazer duo is a relaxed, but composed look making it perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The men will be cool in their lighter fabrics, and paired with a great tie (or suspenders!), the finished look will be oh-so handsome.
Though your wedding day is all about you, be sure to think about your wedding party’s comfort in your attire choices. When they’re comfortable in what they’re wearing, they will look more comfortable in photos… and what bride wants a Pouty Patty in the background.