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How Many Bridesmaids Should I Have?

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Deciding how many bridesmaids you should have is not always an easy task. It’s up there with choosing exactly who you should have as your bridesmaids!

Choosing bridesmaids is a little like being captain of a sports team, and trying to decide who should feature in your squad. The pressure can be challenging. But be aware that just because you have numerous friends, and a large family, it doesn’t mean they all have to be by your side on the big day. There are so many other ways that everyone can be involved in.

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If you’re currently struggling to decide on how many bridesmaids you should have, try to remember these simple rules.

How to Work Out How Many Bridesmaids You Should Have

1. There is no ‘correct’ number of bridesmaids

Don’t you just love that! When you’re looking for an easy answer, and someone says, ‘there’s no correct answer’. But in this case, it’s true. Your wedding doesn’t require a certain number of bridesmaids. You don’t have to choose an odd, even or round number of ‘maids to be correct. You just have to choose how many bridesmaids feels right for you, and the occasion.

2. Don’t feel pressured to have the same number of bridesmaids as groomsmen

You also don’t need to have a matching number of bridesmaids to groomsmen. The only time anyone might notice that one side has less than the other, is when it’s time for them to walk down the aisle. But your guests are really not going to be paying that much attention to it anyway. They’ll be sitting there fidgeting in anticipation, waiting for you to walk down the aisle!

If you feel like the groups may look uneven in the photos, ask the photographer to work out different setups and poses that’ll make the numbers feel more balanced. That way, it’s not just a straight line of people standing beside one another.

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3. Just because someone chose you to be one of their bridesmaids, it doesn’t mean you have to return the favour

There’s no rule that states you have to select your bridesmaids based on who asked you to be a part of their bridal party. You also definitely don’t have to extend the invite to someone just because you stood by their side some years ago. If you’re still close with them, go for it! But if you haven’t spoken in a few years (or more) it’s going to be a little weird rekindling your friendship in the midst of wedding planning.

4. It’s of course OK to not have any bridesmaids, or to have ‘bridesmen’ instead

You don’t have to have any bridesmaids at all. Even without an official ‘bride tribe’ you can still have a banging hen party and invite all your best girls, and boys. Who may even be happier in the long run, seeing as you saved them from having to organise wedding stuff. Or, do you have a guy in your life that you can’t imagine leaving out? By all means, ask him to join your bridal party along with the rest of the ‘maids!

Discover the 12 Types of Bridesmaid – Which of Your Girls are on this List?

From the perfect best mate who’s always on point, to the crazy one who’s always out late. Here are the 12 types of bridesmaid you’re bound to come across!

Just like the bridesmaid dresses they wear, the types of bridesmaid come in all different shapes, sizes and with a whole range of personalities.

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When it comes to picking your bridal squad, it’s likely that your select group of very important girls will consist of a bunch of different personalities! Girls who you’ve known all your life as placid and calm can suddenly morph into total divas when faced with wedding preparation. Equally, the bridesmaids you thought would never be interested in bouquets could also become expert florists overnight!

No matter how many weddings you’ve been to or how many times you’ve been a part of the wedding party, you can start to notice that there are a few types of bridesmaid you’ll find at every single wedding celebration. From the single and ready to mingle bridesmaid to the one who always seems to be running late, here are the 12 types of bridesmaid you’ll find at every wedding. But which ones are in your squad?!

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The 12 Types of Bridesmaid

No wedding party would be complete without this band of special ladies.

The Organised Bridesmaid

From timelines and spreadsheets to checklists and group chats, the organised one is the type of bridesmaid always on hand to keep everyone in agreement and make sure everything is going to plan. She’s a great asset to have, especially when it comes to the wedding day itself – she’ll give your wedding co-ordinator a run for her money.

The Party Animal

This is the bridesmaid whose night is never over. She is the lovable crazy lady in your squad who can guarantee a hen party to remember, if you can! No relaxed spa day for her, she’s already got connections at the best bars in Ibiza, and she’s on first name terms with all the promoters. Look to her when you want the reception dance floor filled. Just make sure you have someone sensible keeping an eye on her…

The Control Freak

We all have that one friend who is a bit of a control freak, you don’t? It might be you… The control freak bridesmaid can come in handy if you’re a pretty laid-back bride and need someone to pick up the slack. But if you’re hands-on, just make sure to keep her busy and give her a responsibility – that way she’s satisfied that her job is done correctly.

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The Emotional One

From the very moment you gave her the news that you were engaged, she has been in floods. If you’re looking around your reception during your speech and can’t find anyone tearing up at the emotional bit, look to her, she’ll be sobbing on your Mum’s shoulder. She loves you and she just can’t control it, what a cutie.

The ‘Might-as-well-be’ My Sister, Bridesmaid

Whether you met at nursery or you held her hair back through years of university, this bridesmaid is the one who knows you the best. Her opinion is always priceless. If everything gets too much before, after or during your big day, this type of bridesmaid will make any stress disappear.

The Serial Bridesmaid

This girl is an expert, she’s been a bridesmaid more times than you’ve had wedding cake tastings, and she knows what’s what. She’ll make the perfect maid, using her vast experience to guide the other girls through the challenges ahead!

The Always Positive One

Too much positivity can be a little annoying sometimes (we are English after all!), but having a bridesmaid who is always happy about everything can really help to balance out any of the less enthusiastic members of your group. They’ll be sure to remind everyone just how special and fun it is to be a bridesmaid.

The Always Late Bridesmaid…

It doesn’t matter if it’s your ceremony rehearsal or that infamous first day at her new job, this bridesmaid always has an issue with turning up on time. But when she does show up, she brings the party, and she’s the most fun to be around. To solve the problem of lateness, just make sure you always give her a false start-time for bridesmaid duties, so when she turns up ‘late’, she’s actually on time. Pretty good right?! Again, if you don’t know what we’re talking about, it’s probably you.

The Fresh-from-a-break-up Bridesmaid

We’ve all been there. It’s unfortunate, however, this bridesmaid has had her heart broken whilst you are planning your wedding. As hard as it sounds and as hard as it is, you can’t let that stop you from enjoying your big day. Her future loved-up self wouldn’t want that anyway. Just make sure the other bridesmaids keep her away from the single groomsmen!

The Fashionista Bridesmaid

Having a fashionista as one of your best girls is good because she knows what’s hot and what’s not, but that also means they may be a bit feisty when it comes to their outfit choice. Make sure she is heavily involved in your bridesmaid choices and remember these days it’s OK to mix and match, so let her choose a dress she loves! I mean, that’s guaranteed a Nabbd anyway but still!

The Selfie-Obsessed

In the middle of trying on your wedding dress ready to show to the girls, you’ll spot this type of bridesmaid with her phone out angling to get a selfie with you in the background! She can’t stop herself! But her (many) pictures will make for some amazing mementos & guaranteed love on Instagram.

The Creme-da-la-Creme of Bridesmaid

You’ll have to thank this type of bridesmaid so much when the wedding is over. When you need space, she gives you space, when you need help, she helps, when you need wine, she brings you wine – she just knows it all and does everything with a smile!

It takes all sorts to make a world, and it takes all types of bridesmaid to make a wedding! And we wouldn’t have it any other way!

When you’ve got your group of the best girls together, it’s time to book your bridesmaids appointment! Click here and grab your slot online.

Polly & the girls xx

How to Prepare for a Bridesmaid Dress Fitting

Keeping an open mind and having fun with your girls is the main thing to remember during any bridesmaid dress fitting.

Once the bride or the bride’s squad have gotten an idea of the style, fabric, and colour they want for their gowns — it’s time to book a bridesmaid dress fitting! And we cannot wait for you to arrive! But before you brush off the cold, and enter our cosy bridesmaid studio, cuppa in hand. There are a few things to keep in mind if you are to get the most out of your pre-wedding experience.

Simple steps you and your girls should take that’ll ensure you find the best bridesmaid dresses for the big day.

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Preparation for a Bridesmaid Dress Fitting

You may well need multiple bridesmaid dress fitting appointments, but with our handy tips, you’ll stride into every one like a seasoned pro.

1. Appropriate Underwear/undergarments

If you’re at a loss about what to wear to a bridesmaid dress fitting, start with the basics, underwear. Aim to wear the exact, or at least a similar style of undergarments to your bridesmaid fitting as you plan to wear on the wedding day.

As it’s difficult to know how certain dresses will fit, bring along a couple of different bra options, especially a strapless version, to see which one is the most comfortable and works best with your dress. Keep it understated and simple by sticking to seamless styles and nude tones, as (practically) nobody will want to see your leopard-print bra sticking out. If the gown has a low or open back, it may have cups sewn in, but bringing along bra variations will still be helpful.

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2. Shoe Options

The bride may well ask you to pick out a special pair of shoes that’ll suit the style theme, or colour of the celebration, but for now, bring a few different shoe options to your bridesmaid fitting. Try to find shoes with a similar heel height to the ones you might wear on the big day, as this will determine the length of the gown. How much hemming needs to be done or, if you’re a bit taller, whether you’ll need extra length added to the dress. These things are all affected by heel height.

Not bringing a pair of shoes the same height as the ones you’re planning to wear can disrupt the fitting/s, as the seamstress won’t know what they are working towards.

3. Makeup

On the big day, you’ll be looking your very best, wearing an amount of makeup that makes you feel good, and having had your hair done probably by a professional. Keep this in mind when attending your bridesmaid dress fitting.

You’re certainly less likely to love the dress if you’ve just rolled out of bed and shown up for the fitting. Feeling a mess. We’ve all experienced trying on an outfit before going out, and it just not looking or feeling right before we put our shoes on, and have done our hair, the same applies. You’ll be in a lot more responsive state of mind and feel happier with yourself if you get ready ‘to go out’ to attend a bridesmaid fitting.

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4. Jewellery

If the bride has gifted the bridal party with jewellery she wants her squad to wear on the big day, or if she has a specific vision for earrings, necklaces etc – bring the appropriate accessories to your bridesmaid dress fitting. It’ll help you visualize the full ensemble.

The other benefit is that the bride-to-be will be ecstatic knowing you’re on board with her bridesmaid accessory choices. Send selfies of the full look, jewellery and all, to get her seal of approval and earn massive bridesmaid brownie points!

5. Hair Accessories

Planning on wearing your hair up at the wedding? Bring a hair tie or clip to get a better idea of what the bridesmaid dress will look like paired with an up-do. This will also give you a better feel for how the neckline and the back of your gown will look on the day.

6. Bring Your Best Self

If the bride is present during the bridesmaid dress fitting, keep things positive. Even if you’re not madly in love with the dress you’re wearing (impossible at Nabbd btw!), consider the brides’ feelings first. Go in with an open mind and knowledge that you can add your own splash of personality to the dress with makeup, accessories & sass!

Discover All the Bridesmaid Duties You Need to Know

Being a bridesmaid is a fun and exciting job. If you’re lucky enough to be cast, find out exactly what bridesmaid duties are and what the role includes here…

Being a bridesmaid is an honour and an opportunity to make lifelong memories with your mates. Whether you are chosen by a BFF, sister, or relative, you are essential in forming a support network for the bride and helping her plan her big day. But there’s more to bridesmaid duties than just looking stunning and being a shoulder to cry on!

Not all bridesmaid duties are attractive, but are essential to the smooth running of celebrations. To ensure you’re 100% ready for the big day, we’ve put together some top tips for being the best bridesmaid. Advice that should help score you some ‘maid points and make your bride the happiest there has ever been.

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Find Out All the Bridesmaid Duties You Should Expect

Go Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

You’ll need to go bridal and bridesmaid shopping with the bride, and it’s likely this is one of the duties you’re most excited about. What colour will your look be? What style will the bridesmaids wear? It’s so much fun! Go wedding dress shopping is pretty great too!

The maid of honour’s role involves helping to arrange a day when everyone can get together to try bridesmaids dresses on. Try to be flexible, particularly when there’s a big group to organise.

Remember that it can be hard to dress and coordinate everyone at once, so if you have any concerns, address them calmly as soon as possible. Help the bride achieve her vision, and keep in mind that she always has the final word.

More importantly, you should make sure that you establish with the bride, from the beginning, who will pay for the gowns. Make sure you include any extras such as accessories, hair, and makeup, too.

Traditionally, the bride pays for what she wants the bridesmaids to wear, but this isn’t always the case, so make sure everyone’s on the same page to avoid any awkwardness.

Wedding Planning

Bridesmaids are often expected to help the bride with different parts of the wedding planning process. With different tasks handed out according to individual skills and talents.

If you’re good at crafts, the bridesmaids might ask you to help them with DIY wedding gifts, while those with a talent for design might be asked to lend a hand with stationery. There’s also RSVPs that need to be chased, menu options to be organised, and issues with wedding suppliers to be fixed.

Be prepared to help with any wedding admin – and do so with a smile. It’s all part of being a bridesmaid!

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Plan the Hen Party

The maid of honour is usually in charge of organizing the hen party, but they may assign other tasks to you to help out. Prepare ideas to help the maid of honour plan the perfect day, and consider what things you can do to help with the hen do planning.

One bridesmaid could gather some hen party challenges for everyone to try, while others could contact the groom to get the Mr and Mrs Quiz answers – a hen party essential!

Games offer a great way of breaking the ice if you have a large group of bridesmaids who don’t all know each other well.

Get Ready with the Bride

If you aren’t already with the bride on the morning of the wedding, go over to her hotel and assist her in getting ready. While the maid of honour attends to the bride, the adult bridesmaids can assist any younger bridesmaids and flower girls.

Bridesmaids typically travel to the wedding ceremony with the maid of honour and the bride’s mother, leaving the bride to travel with her father. The bridesmaids should arrive ten minutes before the bride so that they can see her arrive.

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Host & Help at the Reception

During the wedding reception, the bridesmaids should be available to assist with anything the bride may need. From makeup touch-ups, to assistance going to the bathroom, and taking charge of the emergency bag.

Keep an eye out to make sure the bride has something to drink (non-booze) and has eaten properly as the evening progresses.

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Engagement Timeline: Your 2024 Bridesmaids Edition

Getting on top of your wedding admin is key to big day planning, and your initial engagement timeline is where it all begins.

You’re engaged! This is huge! Congrats! We’re so happy for you! And you are both going to have an incredible time planning your wedding day over the next 12 or so months. From choosing the prettiest bouquets and cake, to picking your dream dress and bridesmaids – it’s going to be a whirlwind! So, it’s important that from 2024 you stay on track, and keep an engagement timeline. Otherwise, your best intentions could go flying out the window!

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An Engagement Timeline For You & Your Bridesmaids

To help your big day plans go as smoothly as possible, we thought we’d share our top tips for newly engaged couples. Bite-size pieces of wedding planning cake that will help to make the process more manageable, and more fun for you and your bridesmaids.

Check Your Nails

How are most people going to hear about your engagement? Social media. And how will you tell people that you’re engaged? By showing your engagement ring! Now, how’s it going to look if you share an image of your ring finger with cracked nail polish, or chipped ends? It’s going to look awful. Even if you don’t think so now, trust us, in 5–10 years time you’ll wish you’d got a manicure.

Post an Engagement Ring Selfie

This engagement ring selfie is probably going to be the biggest thing you’ve posted on Instagram to date. So make sure it’s precisely how you want it. A relaxed, loving shot of you and your partner is what we’re going for.

Once you’ve shared it with your adoring fans, WhatsApp it to Mum, so she can share it with the rest of the family!

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Plan an Engagement Party

We said this was an engagement timeline, and the party is one of the most exciting parts! There are of course many things that need to be decided and prepared for following a proposal, but we’re not focusing on those today! We’re worried about having fun, relaxing, and enjoying being engaged!

Do you want to plan it all yourself? Or would you rather your friends throw you a surprise? Do you want it casual, or extravagant? Decide on the vibe early, discuss it with your future bridesmaids and then plan something that feels right for you, and your relationship.

Choose Your Bridesmaids

This should probably come before the engagement party, but who knows when parties will be taken away from us again, so we moved them up a bit! But this stage is critical, and you should decide early on how many bridesmaids or groomsmen you want by your side. Because they’ll play a key part in your wedding and engagement planning.

Do you want strict even numbers of grooms and maids on both sides? Or are you happy with an odd number? Will you have just friends? Or does his or her sister make the cut because they’re family?

The bridesmaids you pick will be emotionally carrying you to the altar over the next 12 months, so choose with your heart, and your head.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

You’ve said ‘yes’ to your beloved, and now it’s time to pop the BIG question to your bridesmaids! These girls (and guys) have (nearly) always been there for you, and they’ve always been there. So now it’s time to show them some love back.

Give them a proposal surprise that lets them know you care, and that you want them there on your wedding day, by your side. Something personalised is always appreciated, and some kind keepsake of the moment would also be good.

Take a Breath During Your Engagement Timeline

The internet is full of resources that will show you how your engagement timeline should be. And your friends and family will always be happy to share their advice with you also. But occasionally, it’s important to take a step back, and remember why you are doing this. This isn’t a task, this is your wedding. So put some time aside in-between the wedding planning, and do some fun downtime things that you both enjoy. Or do something that’s just for you. Whatever it is, it’s good to relieve the stress that an intense engagement timeline can sometimes bring!

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Why Sage Green Bridesmaid Dresses are the Perfect Choice for a Timeless and Elegant Wedding

Are you looking for a bridesmaid dress colour that offers timeless elegance? Look no further than sage green!

Sage green bridesmaid dresses are rapidly rising in popularity, and for good reason. This versatile and sophisticated shade complements a variety of wedding themes and colour schemes, making it the perfect choice for any bride who wants her bridal party to look effortlessly stylish.

Sage green is a beautiful and understated hue that brings a sense of calm and serenity to wedding celebrations. It pairs well with both neutrals and pastels, allowing you to create a look that is tailored to your personal style and vision. Whether you prefer a romantic garden wedding or a chic and modern affair, sage green bridesmaid dresses will effortlessly elevate your bridal party’s style and create a cohesive and elegant look.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, sage green is a colour that flatters a wide range of skin tones. While also being versatile, this tone can be easily dressed up or down with accessories, making it a wardrobe staple bridesmaids will be able to wear again and again.

When it comes to selecting bridesmaid dresses that are both timeless and elegant, sage green is an obvious choice. Its versatility, flattering nature, and timeless appeal make it the perfect option for any wedding style.

Sage Green Bridesmaid Dresses You Should Consider

These sage green dresses will be adored by your bridesmaids, and set the scene for a timeless wedding day.

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Featuring a flattering square neckline and a soft A-line skirt with a tasteful side slit, this sage green beauty will be a sure-fire winner with your bridesmaids.

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Josephine from True Bridesmaid

One of the most timeless sage green bridesmaid dresses on our list! With its waterfall frill sleeve that flows into a cape back, a waist that’s cinched in with a hand beaded belt, all complemented by a fit and flare skirt with dustier train.

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Kaia from Jenny Yoo

The pebbled crêpe fabric on this Jenny Yoo gown is complemented by a chic halter neckline, and flattering A-line skirt with a princess seam slit. The lace up back offers a flexible fit, and a daring flash of skin!

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Leif from Amsale

A super stylish empire line gown from Amsale that accentuates the back with its deep V, mirroring the dramatic front. The fluid satin fabric holds structure at the top, while draping gorgeously to the ground.

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Marzia from Wtoo Bridesmaids

An effortlessly elegant sage green choice that each of your bridesmaids cannot fail to fall for. We adore the draped cold shoulders in particular, but the sweetheart neckline and pleated bodice is also so stunning.

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Tennessee from Hayley Paige

A modern yet timeless choice from Hayley Paige crafted from chiffon with an A-line silhouette, V-neckline, and asymmetrical draped bodice and skirt. The front slit is the perfect finishing flourish.

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The 5 Bridesmaid Dress Trends That Will Rule in 2024

Create the most up-to-date line-up of gorgeous girls with these hot trends for 2024

If you’re celebrating your big day next year, there’s so much to get excited about. Decor, the food, and of course, bridesmaids dresses! And if you want your bridal party to stay ahead of the curve, we’ve got the latest bridesmaid dress trends for 2024!

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We’re here to tell you, 2024 bridesmaid dress trends are all about uniqueness, be it an on-trend colourway, a whimsical print, or a luxe fabric. Depending on your wedding style, be it classic, boho, or oh-so glam, the choice of bridesmaid dress is a crucial element to consider if you want a cohesive feel for your big day. Be that with one, two, or twenty maids in your line-up. The right choice of gown, or gowns, will perfectly tie the details of your special day together. From the venue’s aesthetic, to your ceremony attire. Even better if it feels fresh and en-point for the season, too.

Whether you’re getting married in the spring, summer, autumn, or winter, these bridesmaid dress trends for 2024 will ensure a decidedly fresh look for your special day, with something to please every taste and budget. 

Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2024

Number 1 / 2024 Bridesmaid Trend: Mix, Not Match

Make your bridal party one worth remembering, by mixing things up! We love the eclectic boho vibes that come to life when our bridesmaids mix prints, fabrics, and styling to show their unique personality. The key to controlling possible chaos? Set some boundaries on the colour palette family to ensure that it feels cohesive.


The Luna V-neck flutter sleeve midi dress combines vintage inspired details and a thoroughly current leopard pattern for a perfectly modern look. The plunging V-neck and open back are balanced beautifully by the fullness of a romantic flutter sleeve. The cummerbund cinches in your waist, while the button – front skirt skims your figure for an effortless silhouette.

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We love the blend of rustic and modern on this sophisticated Hayley Paige style. Crafted from a corded lace, and given a flattering, contemporary silhouette – you cannot deny how elegant this dress is. The perfect style to throw into a look, and be mismatched with other textures.

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Liana from Amsale has a stunning and unique silhouette, with asymmetrically draped crêpe creating a one-shoulder neckline and covering a fitted bodice. Its straight crêpe skirt grazes the floor with graceful elegance.

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Number 2/ 2024 Bridesmaid Trend: Luxe Fabrics

Velvet and charmeuse feel so rich and celebrator as we look toward 2024. Charmeuse is perfect in flowy styles, like the silhouette of the moment, the slip dress, while velvet is best when featured in tailored styles and sleek silhouettes.


The Sammi velvet cowl neck slip bridesmaid dress is an effortlessly glamorous choice for any wedding or event. With the delicate spaghetti straps, gentle cowl neckline, and elongating empire waist seam, this style is incredibly chic and versatile.

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The Rivka dress offers a classic silhouette in one of Jenny Yoo‘s most popular fabrics. She features an elegant boat neck, a flattering blouson waist, and a daringly open, low back. Her slim skit features a cutaway slit for an alluring peek of skin.

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The Lennox velvet halter dress is a stunning choice for any event. Featuring a beautifully draped mock neckline and a slinky bias cut skirt, she is as timeless as she is modern.

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Number 3 / 2024 Bridesmaid Trend: Greens & Blues

Shades of green and blue feel like a fresh change of pace, as bridesmaid colours have been dominated by pink hues for so long. For spring and summer weddings, why not consider sage, olive, and dusty blues for a fresh look, 2024 look. For autumn and winter? Emerald green and midnight blue are set to rule, with a seasonally appropriate mood.


This satin gown is perfect for a modern bridesmaid look, we instantly picture it for a black-tie London town wedding. Available in a rainbow of shades, it’s an elegant choice, any time of year. 

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The Mercy dress is a sleek style with intricately embroidered and enchanting floral tulle. She features a modern straight neckline, a fully boned bodice for a great structure and fit, and an alluring slit for just a peak of skin.

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Crafted from a silky satin Lucios Charmeuse, this gown is pure glamour and sophistication. With a modern v-neck, an empire waist and covered bodice – this Watters gown is as flattering as it is chic.

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Number 4 / 2024 Bridesmaid Trend: Neutrals

The absence of bold colouring can make a statement all of its own. Neutral bridesmaid dresses will be big in 2024, with muted tones like champagne, nude, and even ivory creating a clean, crisp, and super modern look on your girls.


The Addison satin cowl neck satin slip bridesmaid dress features a flattering empire waist and body skimming bias cut skirt. This minimalist slip dress offers an effortlessly glamorous feeling for the modern bridal party or wedding guest. Also available as a maternity bridesmaid dress.

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The Sterling dress, cut from a lustrous luxe satin fabric, takes inspiration from old Hollywood. Featuring an elegant one – shoulder neckline with a pleated detail and a flattering blouson waist, her slinky bias cut skirt flatters your every curve.

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The high neck of this bridesmaids dress gets contrasted by a deep keyhole back, outlined by wide straps and secured with a single covered button at the neck. The fluid satin skirt starts at the bust line and is flattering in a fit-to-flare shape.

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Number 5 / 2024 Bridesmaid Trend: Jumpsuits

The quirky jumpsuit is another bridesmaid ‘dress’ style that is gaining traction as we head towards 2024. Ranging from elegant and stylish, to more boho with unique textures and patterns. The look is great for an entire bridal party, or simply the maid of honour, or even a bridesmaid who isn’t feeling the bridesmaid dress vibe.


The Jonie jumpsuit, cut in a sumptuous luxe satin fabric, is a chic and modern choice for any formal event. A fully boned bodice lends flattering structure, and wide leg pants are comfortable and versatile.

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The most modern of bridesmaids outfit, Lucca is cut from a super chic ivory crêpe, with a v-neck, quarter length sleeves, and flattering natural waist. This is the look for a daring ‘maid, or an on-trend bride.

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A sweet jumpsuit choice for Spring/Summer, and a delightful style that can be worn again and again. Featuring a cross-over inverted V-neckline and flared trousers.

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50 Fun Bridesmaids WhatsApp Group Names That’ll Keep the Wedding Vibes Going!

Sum up your bridesmaids and the adventure you’re all taking with WhatsApp group names that say it all!

Why settle for a dull and generic WhatsApp group name for your bridesmaids, when you can add a touch of fun and creativity to a space you’re going to be visiting almost every day. Trust us, that group chat will be pinging from day one, right through until you touch down post-honeymoon. So you should pick a name you think is fun. Easier said than done, right? Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some unique and catchy bridesmaids WhatsApp group names that’ll certainly do the job.

A curated list of 50 fun and creative options that are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. From punny wordplays to nods to classic movies, these names will not only reflect the spirit of your bridal squad but also keep the group chats buzzing with laughter and anticipation.

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Whether you’re a bride-to-be or bridesmaids searching for the perfect group names, get ready to take your WhatsApp gang to the next level with these fun suggestions. Let’s dive in and find the one that perfectly captures the essence of your wedding adventure!

Tips for Creating a Fun and Engaging Bridesmaids WhatsApp Group

Creating a fun and engaging bridesmaids WhatsApp group is all about setting the right tone from the start. Here are some tips to make your group a hub of excitement and laughter:

Choose a Creative Group Name

The first step to creating an engaging bridesmaids WhatsApp group is to come up with a catchy and creative name! Obviously! This sets the tone for the group and adds a touch of fun and personality.

Instead of settling for a generic name like ‘The Bridesmaids Group’, think outside the box and go for something a little different, and memorable. We’ve curated a list of 50 fun and creative bridesmaids WhatsApp group name ideas below, so keep scrolling if you’re lacking that spark of imagination.

Set Some Rules

While a bridesmaids WhatsApp group is all about fun and laughter, it’s also important to set some ground rules to ensure a positive and respectful environment. Clearly communicate your expectations and encourage everyone to be supportive and inclusive. Remind your bridesmaids that the group is a space to share ideas, make plans, and offer support, and that negativity or drama is not appreciated.

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Encourage Participation

A successful bridesmaids WhatsApp group is one where everyone feels comfortable and encouraged to participate. Make sure to create an inclusive environment where every bridesmaid’s voice is heard and valued.

Encourage the sharing of ideas, opinions, and suggestions. Make an effort to acknowledge and appreciate every contribution. This will not only keep the group dynamic and engaging, but also strengthen the bond between you and your bridesmaids.

Keep the Conversation Flowing

To keep the wedding vibes going, it’s essential to keep the conversation naturally flowing in the bridesmaids WhatsApp group. Share updates on wedding preparations, ask for input on various decisions, and keep everyone informed about upcoming dates, appointments at bridesmaid dress shops and events.

But don’t limit the conversation to just wedding-related topics. Share funny anecdotes, interesting articles, or even a daily dose of inspiration. The more engaged and connected everyone feels, the more memorable the experience will be.

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Plan Fun Activities

In addition to being a platform for communication, your bridesmaids WhatsApp group can also be a place to plan and organize fun activities. From bridal showers to hen parties, use the group as a tool for coordinating and collecting ideas.

Create polls to gather people’s preferences, share Pinterest boards for inspiration, or maybe arrange a night together to keep the excitement going. The possibilities are endless, and the group can become a real source of anticipation for everyone involved.

50 Fun and Creative Bridesmaids WhatsApp Group Names

1. Bride Tribe Unite

2. Maid of Honour Squad

3. Bridesmaids Assemble

4. Wedding Warriors

5. The I Do Crew

6. Bridesmaid Brigade

7. Sisterhood of the Travelling Dresses

8. The Veil Belles

9. Bride’s Besties

10. The Bouquet Babes

11. Champagne Chicas

12. The Wedding Whispers

13. Bridal Bonding”

14. Dress Fitting Frenzy

15. Bridesmaid Bliss

16. The Vows Vixens

17. Wedding Wonders

18. The Bridal BFFs

19. Tulle and Laughter

20. Bridesmaid Bonanza

21. The I Do Crew

22. Squad Goals: Bridal Edition

23. The Wedding Planners

24. Bridesmaid Central

25. Bridal Party Posse

26. The Wedding Belles

27. Bouquet Babes

28. Bridesmaid Brigade

29. The Wedding Whisperers

30. Bride Tribe

31. Glitz & Giggles Crew

32. Tiaras and Tequilas

33. Diamond Divas

34. The Lace & Laughter League

35. Champagne Sisters

36. Happily Ever After Party

37. BFFs of the Bride

38. Marry-oke Masters

39. Bridal Bash Squad

40. Love & Laughter Legion

41. Veil Vibes Tribe

42. Dance Floor Divas

43. Flower Crown Frenzy

44. Sparkle & Sip Society

45. Bride’s Entourage Elite

46. Confetti Queens

47. Bride or Dies

48. London Bridal Brigade

49. Buckingham Belles

50. Naughty Nuptial Crew

These fun and creative bridesmaids WhatsApp group names are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face and set the right tone for your wedding adventure. Now that you have the perfect name, let’s explore how you can keep the wedding vibes going in the WhatsApp group.

How to Keep the Wedding Vibes Going in the WhatsApp Group

The bridesmaids WhatsApp group is not just a platform for communication; it’s a space to keep the wedding vibes alive and create lasting memories. Here are some ways you can infuse the group with excitement and anticipation:

Share Photos, Videos, and Memories

One of the best ways to keep the wedding vibes going in your WhatsApp group is by sharing photos, videos, and memories. From dress fittings to bridal showers, capture those special moments and share them with the group.

Doing this not only allows everyone to feel included in the wedding journey, but also creates a sense of excitement and anticipation. Encourage your bridesmaids to share their photos and videos as well, making the group a treasure trove of memories.

Plan and Coordinate Bridesmaids’ Duties

As bridesmaids, your role goes beyond just being there on the wedding day. You are there to support the bride and help make their wedding dreams come true. The bridesmaids WhatsApp group is an excellent tool for planning and coordinating these duties.

Use the group to assign tasks, share responsibilities, and keep everyone informed about any updates or changes. Trips to certain dedicated bridesmaid dress shops in South London, for example!

Keeping everyone on the same page will allow for smooth coordination leading up to the big day.

Support the Bride and Each Other

One of the most important aspects of a good bridesmaids WhatsApp group, is the sense of support and camaraderie it fosters. Use the group to uplift and encourage the bride, especially during stressful times. Share words of wisdom, offer advice, and be a listening ear when they need it. But don’t forget to support each other as well.

Celebrate each other’s accomplishments, offer words of encouragement, and be there for one another throughout the wedding journey. The group should be a safe space where everyone can lean on each other and share in the excitement and challenges that come with wedding planning.

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Why Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses are the Perfect Choice for any Bridal Party

Looking for the perfect bridesmaid dresses for your bridal party? Look no further than Jenny Yoo! With their stunning designs, impeccable craftsmanship, and attention to detail, Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses are the epitome of elegance and sophistication.

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Whether you’re planning a classic and timeless wedding, or a more modern and chic affair, Jenny Yoo offers a wide variety of styles and silhouettes to suit every bridal party. From flowing chiffon gowns to sleek and structured designs, their dresses are not only beautiful, and on-trend, but also incredibly flattering.

The Unique Features of Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses

One of the standout features of Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses, is the impeccable craftsmanship. Each dress is made with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring that every stitch is perfect. The fabrics used are also of the highest quality, resulting in styles that not only look beautiful, but also feel luxurious. From flowing chiffon to silky satin, Jenny Yoo offers a wide range of fabrics to suit every style and preference.

Another unique feature of Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses is the versatility they offer. With a wide range of styles and silhouettes available, there is something for every bridesmaid. Whether you prefer a classic A-line, or a modern halter-neck, Jenny Yoo has it all.

The Wide Range of Styles and Colours Available

Jenny Yoo understands that every bride has a vision for her wedding, and the look of her bridesmaids plays a crucial role in bringing that vision to life. That’s why the brand offers such a wide range of styles and colours to choose from.

Whether you’re going for a romantic pastel palette or a bold and vibrant scheme, Jenny Yoo has the perfect colour options to match your theme. From soft blushes and dusty blues to rich burgundies and deep emeralds, the colour possibilities are endless.

In addition to the wide range of colours, Jenny Yoo also offers various styles and silhouettes to suit different body types and preferences. From strapless sweetheart necklines to elegant V-necks, there is a style to flatter every bridesmaid. There are even maternity styles!

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Sterling by Jenny Yoo

Why Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses are Flattering for All Body Types

One of the things that sets Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses apart is their ability to flatter all body types. Designed to enhance natural beauty and ensure bridesmaids feel confident and comfortable. The dresses are carefully constructed to provide the right amount of support and structure, ensuring a flattering fit for every body shape.

Jenny Yoo uses clever design techniques to create dresses that accentuate the positive parts of the silhouette, and minimize typical areas of concern. The use of high-quality fabrics also contributes to the flattering fit, draping beautifully over the body in all the right places.

Where to Buy Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses in the UK

If you’re convinced that Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses are the perfect choice for your bridal party, you might be wondering where to find them. Fortunately, at Nabbd of London we are a major stockist of Jenny Yoo and are proud to have a huge selection of their bridesmaids in-store, ready to browse and try on in person.

You are welcome to browse our Jenny Yoo styles online, and explore their collection before visiting us!

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Why Shopping for Bridesmaids Dresses in London is the Best!

Unveiling how the glamour of London can offer your bridesmaids the dresses of their dreams

London, our dynamic, ever-changing capital, has always been recognised for its iconic buildings and rich history, as well as its genre-defining fashion. London is a treasure trove for those seeking an alternative to typical bridesmaids dresses, and off-the-shelf accessories.

Join us as we explore the beautiful world of London bridesmaids dresses, and share why, whether you’re a local bride or planning a destination wedding in the city – your girls need to visit the capital. Prepare to learn all you need to know about making your bridal party stand out.

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Why You Need to Shop for Bridesmaids Dresses in London

Put together the chicest bridesmaids look in the most fashionable place on the planet, sorry Paris!

Be a Part of the London Fashion Scene

Our fashion-forward city that draws designers and brands from around the world. And when it comes to bridesmaids dresses in London, it’s no different. Here you’ll find a wide variety of styles, ranging from traditional and timeless to avant-garde and cutting-edge.

The city is home to many famous international bridal designers and businesses who use London as their base. A destination to showcase all their gorgeous creations, in real life. You and your bridesmaids will be able to discover the newest trends, exquisite materials, and one-of-a-kind designs which when combined will help you make a statement on your wedding day.

Specialised London Boutiques Offering Just Bridesmaids Dresses

There are several specialised bridesmaids stores like ourselves in London, each with its own particular style and offerings. These London businesses only cater to bridal parties, offering a carefully chosen range of bridesmaids dresses in a variety of sizes, colours, and shapes.

From exquisite floor-length gowns to trendy cocktail dresses, you’ll always find various alternatives in a bridesmaids boutique that’ll fit your wedding theme and the specific tastes of your bridesmaids.

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Designer Accessories

If you want to spoil your bridesmaids with some high-end accessories to complement their dresses, London is the place to be. The city is teeming with designer showrooms and flagship stores that’ll provide just the thing you and your girls have been looking for.

After your appointment with Nabbd, why not take a stroll through famous locations like Mayfair and Knightsbridge, browsing some of the luxury stores there. And if nothing takes your fancy, or it’s a little bit pricey, grab a coffee and watch the world go by.

Give Your Girls a Unique Look

If your gang feel like designer isn’t their thing, then maybe consider exploring London’s growing network of local designers and independent retailers for a genuinely unique and personalised touch. Islington’s Camden Passage and East London’s Shoreditch are famed for their unique mix of independent stores, where you’ll often find one-of-a-kind outfit accessories that’ll make your bridesmaids stand out.

Create a Bridesmaids Shopping Experience

Shopping for bridesmaids dresses in London is about more than just dresses. It’s an immersive experience, one that should be embraced! The scene of this city could never be wholly appreciated all in one afternoon, so why not make a weekend of it with your girls!

Spend the day shopping while drinking afternoon tea or indulging in a wonderful breakfast. Take stops to see historic sites, art galleries, or simply absorb the busy energy of London’s streets.

Shopping for bridesmaids dresses is why you came to London, but it doesn’t have to be the only thing you do while you visit.

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Get the Squad Wedding Ready: Why You Need to Shop at a Bridesmaids Boutique.

Discover why a bridesmaids boutique is the only place you should be shopping for their dresses

Wedding planning is a wonderful and joyful thing, but dressing your bridesmaids can sometimes be a little bit of a challenge. Not to worry, we’re about to reveal a game-changing secret: the bridesmaids boutique!

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That’s right, specialised shops for bridesmaid dresses like Nabbd of London gift brides and their gang, the perfect place to discover their bridal party gowns. Say goodbye to the boring selections on the rails of at regular wedding dress shops, and prepare to learn why a bridesmaids boutique is the secret to a happy wedding day squad.

Why You Need to Shop at a Bridesmaids Boutique

Unleash the true style of your bridesmaids & make their dress shopping experience a delight.

Bridesmaids Come First

One of the major benefits of buying bridesmaids dresses at a specialised boutique, is that they focus solely on that type of dress. Traditional wedding shops may have a limited range of bridesmaids’ gowns, but they’ll regard them as a last-minute, not so critical purchase.

Bridesmaids boutiques, like ourselves, on the other hand, specialise solely in the bridal party. Their selections are designed with the comfort, style, and personality of your girls in mind, ensuring that every member of your wedding party feels confident and gorgeous.

A Variety of Styles, Genuinely

Bridesmaids are no longer expected to wear the same boring dresses. These days, mix and match is all the rage! And a bridesmaids boutique is the perfect place to put together such a look.

By using the rails of a bridesmaid shop like Nabbd, you’ll be able to choose between a wide variety of styles, colours, and patterns to find a dress that actually works for everyone’s taste and body shape. Stores likes ours have you covered, whether you want a traditional, elegant aesthetic or a fresh, current feel.

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Jonie Jumpsuit from Jenny Yoo

Exclusively Inclusive

Bridesmaids boutiques are all about inclusivity. We recognise that bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, and as such, we cater for all body types. In doing so, we provide a wide selection of sizes, ensuring that each bridesmaid can select a dress that feels perfectly tailored to them.

Mix and Match

I know we already touched on mixing and matching, but it’s worth expanding on how wonderful it is to browse between many multiple gowns at one time, in real life! And create such a cool, cohesive look, right in front of your very eyes!

By selecting from various brands, colours, or even patterns that compliment each other, you can create a wholly unique and personalised feel for your wedding party. Allowing each bridesmaid to show off their own flair, while keeping a coherent and aesthetically attractive group look.

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Everything is Chill at the Bridesmaids Boutique

As a bridesmaids boutique, we recognise the value of a stress-free dress purchasing experience. We provide personalised consultations and professional advice that’ll help you manage the countless options available.

A good bridesmaids boutique will not just help you choose the gowns that match your vision, they’ll also guide the process. Making it easier and more fun for you and your bridesmaids.

A bridesmaids boutique like Nabbd, is the secret weapon your girls have been praying for. A place they know they’re going to have a fun experience. Where their requirements are paramount, and there’s a range of styles, mix and match choices, and a truly personalised service on offer.

Step away from the usual bridal shop and into the world of the bridesmaids boutique to guarantee that your bridal party looks and feels stunning on your wedding day.

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Green Bridesmaid Dresses: The Colour Trend of 2023

Green is really having a moment right now, and we’re all for it.

Even if you’re at the very beginning stages of your bridesmaid shopping adventure. You’ll have clocked the massive trend right now for green bridesmaid dresses, of all shades. Whether it’s sage, emerald, olive, forest, you name it, green is in. And we could not be happier.

Our girls have been pushing green bridesmaid dresses for the last two seasons, knowing it would have a renaissance, and wanting our NABBD ‘maids to be a part of it. And now finally the stars have aligned, and green bridesmaids have never been more popular. We’ve seen it in our real weddings, Instagram and across all the trendy blogs. There’s no doubt green is a real scene stealer when it comes to recent bridesmaid fashion.

If you’re someone nervous about passing trends, looks becoming old before you even get your wedding photos back, don’t panic. Green is timeless. Glamming your gals in green will stand the test of time. It’s a natural tone, that in its many and varied shades, suits most wedding themes, and will have your bridesmaids feeling fresh and chic.

Be it an olive, a sage, or a mint, there is an outdoor setting, or glamorous city backdrop perfect for your green tone.

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Perfect Green Bridesmaid Dresses for Your 2023 Wedding

We’ve popped together some super glamorous green looks that’ll ensure everyone is envious of your bridesmaids.

Emma by Watters

This uniquely luscious charmeuse bridesmaid looks fabulous in green, and its modern feel would look so sophisticated when paired with an array of other naturally toned dresses. ⁣⁣⁣

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Liliana by Jenny Yoo

This velvet bridesmaid would make a sleek addition to any big day gang. Featuring a sultry scooped strapless neckline with dramatic high peaks, and a slim pegged skirt with a daring side slit.

Josephine by True Bridesmaid

A timeless bridesmaid with a waterfall frill sleeve that flows gracefully into a cape back edged with hand beaded pearl and bugle beads. The waist is cinched in with a hand beaded belt and complemented with a fit and flare skirt, dustier train and a split on the centre back seam to add that extra glamorous touch.

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Clark by Amsale

This cowl neck bridesmaid is one of our favourite dresses for a Spring celebration, with that fluid satin fabrication, spaghetti straps and striking green tone.

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Courtney by Jenny Yoo

An effortlessly refined cap sleeve satin bridesmaid with a plunging V-neck that elegantly highlights your collarbone, while the angled empire waist seam visually elongates the silhouette.

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Nia by Amsale

This structured fluid satin bridesmaid is decidedly modern with its keyhole opening in the high neck, racer back to showcase the shoulders and off-centre slit that gifts comfort and movement.

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Quinn by Jenny Yoo

This velvet bridesmaid from Jenny Yoo is blessed with a chic straight neckline, delicate spaghetti straps and a slim, pegged skirt with a daring side slit. That modern yet timeless silhouette you’ve been searching for.

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Beckett by Jenny Yoo

A V-neck satin bridesmaid with a modern approach to old Hollywood glamour. Delicate spaghetti straps highlight the collarbone and shoulders, while the faux surplice neckline flatters the décolletage. The slim A-line skirt skims your curves, and a sultry slit reveals just the right amount of skin.

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Long Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses to Pair with Your Something Old

Navy blue is a classically stylish choice whatever the season, here’s our pick of some long bridesmaid dresses that look chic in this timeless tone.

Navy blue makes for a gorgeous wedding colour scheme, and when used as the base for your long bridesmaid dresses – it is a dream. A truly classic colour, navy is sophisticated and timeless. It will flatter all of your girls, and it’s perfect for a variety of wedding themes, no matter the season.

If you’re hunting for the perfect something blue, why not have your best friends fill the role? You might not have considered navy blue for your long bridesmaid dresses, but this classic hue is taking centre stage, and we can’t get enough of the effortless elegance it exudes.

Navy is traditionally a more timeless colour, but that’s why we love seeing it utilized in modern celebrations. Whether you select a classic style or a trendy cut, navy is a simple way to add a feeling of fanciness to your bridal party’s aesthetic. The best part is, it’s a colour that’s been around forever, so there are plenty of style options depending on what you’re after.

Our Favourite Long Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Whether you want something slinky in satin or captivating in chiffon, here are some of our favourite long navy blue dresses that your bridesmaids will beg you to choose.


Jenny Yoo

The Idris chiffon bridesmaid dress by Jenny Yoo features a flattering pleated bodice and dramatic long sleeves. This true wrap dress offers flexibility in fit, and is one of the most elegant Long Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses on our list!



Swish into the room with this flattering A-line gown from Wtoo by Watters, complete with deep v-neck and chic pleated bodice.

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Hayley Paige

This flattering & chic long bridesmaid dress from Hayley Paige has a pretty bodice with lace trim strap detail, and a natural waist – a super elegant navy blue choice.



Delicate details like an empire cowl neck and thin spaghetti straps are contrasted with a statement cummerbund waist to gift ultra-feminine appeal, while that fluid satin fabric lays beautifully on the skin.

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Motee Maids

Emma from Motee Maids is a stunning bodice featuring a sheer tulle neckline and keyhole back opening showing a subtle hint of skin. A high round neckline and fitted to the waist.


Jenny Yoo

Sophisticated in the front, sexy in the back, Brett from Jenny Yoo‘s high neck and open back are the perfect balance for a classy bridesmaid.


Hayley Paige

Rome from Hayley Paige is one of the most gorgeous navy blue V-neck bridesmaid dresses on our list, and features a natural waistline and long A-line skirt.

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A refined V-neck and structured bust define the front of this fluid satin gown from Amsale, but the back is the showstopper: Closures at the mid and low back create a diamond-shaped opening that’s chic but not showy.

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7 Colours with Secret Meanings to Include in Your Wedding Colour Scheme

Are you trying to determine the best wedding colour scheme for your big day? If so, it may help you to understand the meaning of the colours you’re considering.

From deep jewellery tones that reflect wealth and aristocracy, to soft colours that evoke whimsy and romance, the following tones are the most common wedding colour scheme choices, matched with their hidden meanings.

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The Secret Meanings Behind Your Wedding Colour Scheme


Passion, Love, Drama, Energy, Dominance

Meaning: Red has different meanings in various countries. In America, it can symbolize love, anger, and courage, while in China, it represents luck and prosperity.

Research shows that red can ignite desire, increase your heart rate and make you more excited. Therefore, you could choose to dial up the romance by picking a bold and vibrant red colour scheme, or tone it down with a beautiful burgundy or crimson.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: Cherry Red + Black, Cardinal Red + Grey, Burgundy + Gold, Crimson + Light Brown.

How to Style: Red is a bold colour that typically looks best as an accent. For the main colours, select a sophisticated dark grey or play up the drama with black and gold.


Soft, Sweet, Feminine, Romance

Meaning: Pink is often associated with femininity. However, this attitude is a rather modern concept. In fact, pink was once associated with masculinity because it was related to red, a colour that signifies dominance and passion. It wasn’t until the 20th century that people decided to make pink a more suitable colour for girls. Regardless of gender roles, pink now signifies young love, sensitivity, and vulnerability.

Its various shades (fuchsia, rose, coral, magenta) are some of the most common colours used in weddings today.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: Coral + Mint, Dusty Pink + Ivory, Carnation + Magenta, Light Pink + Navy Blue, Light Pink + Grey.

How to Style: Blush and blue weddings are super trendy right now and will make your entire bridal party look spectacular. Outfit the grooms in navy suits with pink accents, and opt for bridesmaid dresses in romantic dusty rose to make your wedding photos pop.


Tranquil, Balance, Serenity, Sadness

Meaning: Blue is known for being a calming colour. In fact, research proves that the colour blue puts us in a meditative state because it reminds us of water, which contributes to our sense of well-being.

Blue is also the colour of trust, which is why many businesses use blue in their corporate logos. The ‘something blue’ part of the wedding tradition stems from the belief that blue represented love, fidelity, and trust.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: Navy + Cranberry, Pale Blue + Ivory, Light Blue + Yellow, Cerulean + Sage.

How to Style: From a stunning pair of blue heels to a simple cobalt blue sash, there are plenty of ways to carry on the ‘something blue’ tradition. If you want blue to be part of your wedding colour scheme, there are endless options.

Make guests feel like they’re in a true winter wonderland by pairing light blue with silver and having fun with your wedding treat table. From snowflake-themed wedding pops to an elegant pale blue cake dripping in gold, this colour combo provides endless opportunities for cold-weather brides.


Royalty, Luxury, Power, Mystery

Meaning: Purple is associated with wealth and opulence. Once worn exclusively by nobility, purple was often used to convey one’s status in society, so you could make your ladies look like royalty in purple bridesmaid dresses. Although darker shades of purple still signify luxury and power, lighter shades of purple can provoke a sense of elegance, whimsy and magic. Its many associations make it one of the more popular wedding colour choices for modern brides.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: Lilac + Sage, Plum + Gold, Deep Purple + Light Grey, Lavender + Yellow, Mulberry + Orchid + Yellow.

How to Style: With the right wedding colour scheme, you can use purple any time of the year. Pair darker hues with gold for a glamorous autumn or winter wedding, or combine a lighter shade of purple with ivory or sage for a whimsical, romantic feel. Purple flowers are absolutely stunning and pop against white backgrounds. Take advantage of these beautiful blooms by using them not only as bouquets, but also as centrepieces for your tables.


Excitement, Youth, Warmth

Meaning: Orange is a colour that signifies youth, vitality, and generosity.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: Tangerine + Yellow, Orange + Cranberry + Yellow, Apricot + Sage, Orange + Teal + Gold.

How to Style: Orange is a difficult colour to pull off in winter. However, it’s the perfect hue for spring, summer and especially autumn weddings.

If you’re going for a Boho vibe, opt for a colour palette of burnt orange, dusty pink and brown. These lovely hues come together elegantly for both the bride and the groom. Mixing and matching orange bridesmaid dresses in various hues can also create some really fun combinations.


Happiness, Positivity, Curiosity, Imagination

Meaning: Similar to orange, yellow evokes energy and happiness. It also signifies curiosity and imagination, making it perfect for creative couples who enjoy learning and exploring.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: Canary Yellow + Light Blue, Amber + Marigold + Navy, Yellow + Coral, Emerald + Cream + Gold, Yellow + Lilac, Yellow + Mint + Ivory.

How to Style: Although yellow is primarily associated with summer weddings, various shades can be adopted for autumn and winter. Golden hues bring warmth to autumn and winter affairs, while lighter shades such as canary can brighten up summer and spring weddings.


Health, Growth, Bounty

Meaning: Green is most commonly associated with wealth and money. However, it’s also the colour of nature, representing life and growth. Although there are some negative connotations associated with the colour green, like envy and jealousy, it’s often used by brides to signify their love of nature and the outdoors. Brides who want green to signify wealth should choose darker, rich shades of green, while brides who want to evoke a natural sense of wonder should opt for bright-green hues.

Popular Wedding Colour Combinations: Emerald + Gold, Lime Green + Navy + Cobalt, Sage Green + Light Pink, Mint + Light Blue + Ivory, Olive + Ivory, Sage + Dusty Pink + Navy.

How to Style: If you’re going for the nature vibe, take advantage of natural foliage in your wedding décor. Drape wedding garland down long tables and use hanging plants above the lights for a venue decked out in gorgeous greenery.

Of course, not every couple is going to select a wedding colour theme based on its hidden meaning alone. There are so many other factors to consider, including the season, time of day and your location.

Still, it’s helpful to know what each colour represents. By knowing the secret meaning behind each one, you can choose a wedding colour scheme that perfectly reflects you both.

What to Do After Accepting a Bridesmaid Proposal

You said ‘Yes’ to the Bridesmaid Proposal! Now what…?

As soon as your bestie got engaged, you knew this day was coming. It was only a matter of time before a lovely little gift box showed up at your door, asking you to be her bridesmaid. If this is your first time being someone’s bridesmaid, you’re probably now wondering what’s next after the proposal?

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There are of course no hard and fast rules on what you should do after receiving a bridesmaid proposal. That being said, there are a few things you probably should do.

Think Carefully Before You Say Yes to the Bridesmaid Proposal

Once you’ve received a bridesmaid proposal, the first thing you’ll likely want to do, is say yes. It’s your best mate, of course you want to be there on her big day! But don’t rush to accept without consideration.

Before you call her and accept the proposal, consider all the roles and responsibilities that go along with being a bridesmaid, and think about the commitment you’ll be making. Do you have any other major life events that could coincide with her hen party, bridal shower or the actual wedding?

Avoid being in a situation that requires you to choose between the birth of your nephew (for example), over your best friend’s wedding. If there is any reason you may not be present for some of her events, you need to give her a heads-up whenever you’re able.

Let Her Know How Much It Means to You

Now that you’ve thought everything through, you can then go ahead and agree to be her bridesmaid with enthusiasm and excitement. Call her up and tell her how honoured you are to be her bridesmaid, and how grateful you are for the proposal. You could also send a heartfelt note telling her how excited you are for the big day, and the journey to get there.

If you have any concerns about your bridesmaid duties, now is the time to bring them up. She’s probably knee-deep in wedding planning already. The sooner you let her know your concerns, the easier it will be for her to plan around any potential issues.

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Post the Bridesmaid Proposal on Social Media

If your best girl went all out and sent you a bridesmaid gift box filled with goodies, show her some love on social media. Whether she made the gift box herself or bought it, your friend deserves some recognition for a wonderful proposal.

Block Off Time in Your Calendar

Although the bride may not know specific dates for pre-wedding events, she should have a general idea of when the wedding day will be. This will probably be included in your bridesmaid proposal, but if not, find out the wedding date from the bride and mark it off your calendar as soon as possible.

While you can’t completely plan for events that haven’t happened yet, it’s helpful if the bride knows the month in which specific events are likely to happen. For example, if you know that the hen party is in March, you can try to avoid scheduling anything on the weekends during the entire month.

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Say Hello to the Other Bridesmaids and Introduce Yourself

There is a good chance you will not know some of the other bridesmaids. So, before any of the festivities commence, why not get their numbers and set up a WhatsApp group together. You’ll be working closely with these girls & boys to plan the bride’s hen party and help with the wedding planning process, so it’ll be good to get to know each other first.

This strategy will also give you an idea of how each bridesmaid will be contributing. If one bridesmaid lives further away, it makes sense to give her tasks that aren’t location-specific.

Get Ready for Unforgettable Moments

Being a bridesmaid is a huge honour and privilege. It’s also a massive commitment of your time and sometimes money.

Still, you wouldn’t dream of being anywhere but by the bride’s side on her wedding day. By planning early and jumping into your role as a bridesmaid, both your wallet and your best friend will be grateful.

Now you’ve accepted the big bridesmaid proposal, it’s time to select your dresses! Book your appointment today at Nabbd and find a gown together that you love!

7 Pretty Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

Thankfully, spring is right around the corner, and we have the prettiest wedding guest dresses for the season.

If you’ve already got your invitations and picked up your wedding gifts, all that’s left to do is browse some stunning spring wedding guest dresses!

Any season of the year might be a good time for a wedding, but spring is frequently the busiest. This time of year may be great for weddings and is frequently thought to be the most romantic as it’s not too hot and has a mild wind in the air. While winter might damage your chances of a fashionable attire and summer may be too hot for many styles, spring is perhaps the finest season of the year to flaunt your best wedding style.

7 Pretty Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

We have picked out our favourite spring dresses for wedding guests. There are florals, and plenty of blank canvases, perfect for accessorising up a storm.

Abby from Jenny Yoo

The Abby one shoulder dress is a sleek update to the classic slip silhouette with a modern asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline. Cut on the bias, this modern spring wedding guest dress is crafted from a luxurious satin fabric that slinks beautifully over your curves for an effortlessly flattering fit.

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Mabel by Amsale

The fluid satin fabric used to craft this sophisticated Spring wedding guest dress creates a sleek look, while the one shoulder and midi length helps to keep this gown on-trend.

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Livia by Watters

A dreamy, elegant guest dress that’s ideal for a Spring wedding with its silky, yet floaty feel and flattering tie belt at the hip.

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Leticia by Jenny Yoo

This printed satin Spring wedding guest dress takes an elegant approach to the classic slip dress and features a softly draped cowl neckline and slinky bias cut skirt.

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Dahlia by Jenny Yoo

With a luxe satin burnout print and a silhouette that fits and flatters, Dahlia from Jenny Yoo has a bright and light Spring feel.

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Marcy by Jenny Yoo

This V-neck satin midi has a slinky appeal, and hints at the classic slip dress, but with an easier to wear silhouette and natural waist seam. The not-too-low V neckline and body skimming bias cut skirt make this a very flattering style.

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Jonie Jumpsuit from Jenny Yoo

The Jonie jumpsuit, cut in a sumptuous luxe satin fabric, is a chic and modern choice for a Spring wedding. A fully boned bodice lends flattering structure, and wide leg pants are comfortable and versatile.

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Our Fave New Satin Bridesmaids from Jenny Yoo

These silky satin, timeless styles are destined to be worn much more than just once

If you’re browsing this post on satin bridesmaids from Jenny Yoo, chances are you’re a bride planning her wedding. And right now you’ve got your eye on some silky satin numbers for your very special bridal party. Firstly, nice one! Especially if you’ve found the venue, got your dress, sorted the florist, and settled on a colour scheme. Those are massive jobs. But, there’s still a mighty task left. And if you haven’t found the perfect bridesmaid dresses yet, don’t worry. Deciding on satin is a great first step anyway. 

Available in every colour under the sun (not literally, don’t) from sage green to black, the new satin bridesmaids from Jenny Yoo are ideal for those with a particular palette. Or mix and match bridal party’s. They’re available in a multitude of styles, offering a little bit of something elegant and glamorous for each of your gang.

Satin is the current big trend in bridesmaid dresses, and we thoroughly love how Jenny Yoo has crafted it on their brand-new styles. Satin looks good in practically every colour, and it can actually be a very forgiving fabric that flatters many silhouettes and body types.

Silky Satin Bridesmaids for 2023 from Jenny Yoo

Here’s our current satin faves from the new Jenny Yoo bridesmaids collection.

Summer by Jenny Yoo

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Summer from Jenny Yoo incorporates modern details into a classic silhouette. Featuring a pointed halter neckline, strappy cutout back, and a daring side slit all crafted from a sultry satin.

Nova by Jenny Yoo

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Taking inspiration from the days of disco, Nova from Jenny Yoo is a satin halter bridesmaid with a thoroughly modern, yet retro feel. Featuring an adjustable halter neckline and a centre front cutout with a slinky bias cut skirt.

Nadia by Jenny Yoo

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Nadia is an elegant, satin back crêpe bridesmaids dress from Jenny Yoo with a sleek look that is ideal for evening celebrations. Featuring a sultry scooped strapless neckline with dramatic high peaks, and a slim pegged skirt with a daring side slit.

Melody by Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids

melody jenny yoo bridesmaids in satin

Melody is a satin marvel designed to be as chic as chic can be. Featuring a sleek strapless neckline and a slinky bias cut skirt, she’s a timeless beauty.

Jonie (Jumpsuit) by Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids

bridesmaids jumpsuit by jenny yoo in satin

The Jonie jumpsuit from Jenny Yoo, cut in sumptuous luxe satin, and designed to be a chic and modern choice for 2023 bridesmaids. A fully boned bodice gifts a flattering structure, while the wide leg pants offer comfort and versatility.

Haven’t found the satin bridesmaids dress of your dreams yet? No sweat, we’ve got lots more options on our site, and available to try-on in-store! That’s right, anything you see on our website will be available to see, and slip into during your appointment at Nabbd.

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How to Write a Maid of Honour Speech

You organise her hen party, find her the perfect wedding dress and set up a hugely successful bridesmaids WhatsApp group. And now she wants you to deliver a speech?!

The maid of honour speech is a fairly modern tradition, but one we are so in favour of! Why should it just be the men who do all the toasting, we have plenty of people to thank and congratulate too! However, if your personality is on the shy side, the thought of delivering a maid of honour speech maybe one of the less exciting duties given to you. That’s fair. It’s a big moment, one that involves you standing up in front of a room full of people and, talking. That’s not easy! Especially when you’re expected to sum up how much you love your best mate, congratulate them and say thank you to everyone attending – all within 2-3 mins! Pressure!

But don’t worry, these days there’s no need to write your maid of honour speech alone. There’s a whole digital world out there ready and waiting to help you.

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The maid of honour speech should be a doddle if you’re comfortable speaking in front of a crowd, or passed your drama AS level with flying colours. However, even if giving the speech isn’t a concern for you, figuring out what to write a maid of honour toast about is. It’s a big occasion for both you and the bride, one that should be memorable for all the right reasons.

How to Write a Maid of Honour Speech

How to prepare the best maid of honour speech a bride has ever heard, and deal with your nerves? We’ve got you bridesmaids!

Begin Talking About Your Bride, and End By Speaking About the Couple

You are blessed with all the insight into how much your best mate’s spouse has transformed them for the better. So share that with the wedding guests.

Your maid of honour speech should begin by referencing the friend you knew long before they meet their soulmate. Before moving onto how their role has affected your lives, for the better. Perhaps your friend is funnier today, more adventurous, or simply just happy. Compliment the (always will be) new member of your friendship group, and share how their relationship has made them both better people.

Tell a Story, a Short One

Nothing proves a point better than a personal anecdote. When writing your maid of honour speech, try to think of certain times during your friendship that show just how amazing your bride is. And try to make it coherent within the whole of your speech.

By telling personal stories from your time together, you’ll avoid sharing tired clichés, and instead illustrate just how good a friend they actually are.

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Keep it Light

Don’t mention any exes (however amazing you thought they were), avoid personal tragedies, and try not to roast your friend. It can seem tempting to really use this opportunity to have a laugh at your mate’s expense, but this isn’t the time. Keep things positive, light and overwhelmingly loving!

And Short!

This is not a Shakespearean soliloquy, and right now, the world is not your stage. This is your maid of honour speech, and you need to fit your talking time in with everyone else’s. You’re one of many people giving a speech this afternoon, and you need to fit within the schedule.

If you’re comfortable with public speaking, then you’ll want to talk and talk. But your confidence in yourself doesn’t mean the gathered guests want to hear you. They’ll soon lose interest if each toast lasts longer than 5 minutes.

Aim for 3 minutes, that should allow enough time for laughter pauses and maybe the odd ad-lib.

Practice Your Maid of Honour Speech!

Don’t wing it, please. Practice your maid of honour speech in the weeks leading up to the wedding as many times as possible. Read it in front of the mirror, record yourself reciting it, and get your friends to listen to it.

There’s no need to know if off by heart, but you should feel comfortable just glancing at keywords or phrases on cue cards. The more you rehearse, the more likely you’ll nail every funny anecdote and encourage even more tears from your bride!

Show Your Bridesmaids Some Love on Your Big Day

5 Ways to Show Your Bridesmaids Some Love on Your Big Day

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate your bridesmaids on your wedding day

As a bride-to-be, it goes without saying that you love and adore each of your bridesmaids. After all, you’ve asked them to be by your side on one of the most important of days. Therefore, they must be pretty special to receive such an honour!

A true honour it may be, but your bridesmaids deserve that little bit more. A special something that will make them feel loved and appreciated. They deserve it after all! They haven’t just comforted you during your bridezilla breakdowns leading up to the big day, they’ve been there through thick and thin for years. Teary break-ups and drunken upsets, through to endless lockdown quizzes and holding hair back Friday nights. These girls have loved you throughout, so why not show your appreciation for each of your bridesmaids on your wedding day?

Show Your Bridesmaids Some Love on Your Big Day
Photo by James Bold

It doesn’t have to be anything grand, in fact, it’s the little things that can make the big difference. Stuck for ideas? We thought we’d round up our favourite ways to shower your bridesmaids with your love below.

Top Ways to Show Some Love to Your Top Girls

Let Them Pick Their Dresses

All of your bridesmaids want and deserve to feel amazing on your big day. By giving them the gift of choosing their bridesmaids dress, you’ll be letting them express their own personal style, and a shape they know flatters them most.

Don’t panic though, you don’t need to give up full control of what your bridesmaids are going to wear. All you need to do is set a few parameters for them to work within. Get it right, and you’ll achieve the modern, cohesive wedding party look we all dream of.

For example, pick an exact bridesmaids colour and ask your girls to select a dress in that colour. Or choose a palette, and let them select a dress within that range. Conversely, you could decide on a length and let them do the rest.

If your bridesmaids can’t agree on a dress style that is flattering, don’t worry, that’s what the Nabbd girls are here for!

floral mix and match bridesmaids by true bride
Bridesmaids Dresses by True Bridesmaid

Give Them Unique Gifts

Bridesmaid gifts are part and parcel of the wedding party experience. While there is nothing wrong with getting them wedding day accessories and other traditional bridesmaid gifts, it also helps to throw in something unique to each of your girls.

For example, why not make your bridesmaids a personal photo album documenting your most special moments together? This heartfelt bridesmaid gift idea is guaranteed to tug on some heartstrings!

See more sweet gifts for your bridesmaids here.

Say a Few Words When You Pop the Champagne

The moment your maid of honour pops the morning bottle of bubbly, it’s time to relax, get the tunes on and prepare for the big day! But before you get the party started, gather your bridesmaids around and clink a few glasses in celebration.

This is the best moment to say a few pre-prepared words or off-the-cuff feelings that show your appreciation to these special gals! Doesn’t need to be long, they’ll probably get a bigger shout out during the reception. These words are just for you guys, private thoughts that show just how much you care.

It may be a small gesture, but it reminds them of just how grateful you are to have them by your side. Plus, it’s a lovely, and loving way to kick off the day’s proceedings.

Show Your Bridesmaids Some Love on Your Big Day
Photo by Gift Habeshaw

Write a Letter to Each Bridesmaid on Your Wedding Day

If you’ve ever received a thoughtful, personalised letter before, you know just how much of an impact it can make. Penning a heart-warming note to each of your bridesmaids is the type of gesture each of them is sure to cherish.

On top of saying your thanks, be sure to include things that are specific to each of them. Did one of your bridesmaids help you with a particular crisis? Mention it, and tell her how thankful you are that they were there for you.

Make it clear that you appreciate the little things more than they can possibly know. Just get the tissues ready in case they aren’t expecting you to get so sentimental!

Make Your Maid of Honour Feel Extra Special

Whether she’s your sister or best friend since school, your maid of honour is one-of-a-kind. She’s taken on some of the most important roles, from bringing your bridesmaids into order, to planning your hen party in lockdown, via Zoom! She is a super-hero and definitely deserves the recognition.

One way to make her shine on your big day is by dressing her in a different bridesmaid dress than the rest of your bridal party. Have your maid of honour wear a floral printed bridesmaid dress for example or a sparkly sequinned bridesmaids dress while the rest of your gang wears a coordinating shade. Or, you could have your maid of honour wear a long style while your other bridesmaids opt for shorter bridesmaids dresses.

You could also make her feel extra special by giving her a personalised necklace or by treating her to a much-needed spa day following the wedding. No matter what the gift, make sure it matches all that she’s done for you during wedding preparation.

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Discover the Bridesmaid Dress Trends of 2023

Your bridesmaids will look and feel their confident best with these fresh, flattering trends to suit all different personal styles.

Wedding shopping can (and should be!) so much fun, particularly when you have the biggest bridesmaid dress trends of 2023 to choose from.

In 2023, it’s by no means a given that all of your bridesmaids will wear the same dress. Not even the same colour. Not even the same length! It’s a coordinated free-for-all! While going for a traditional ‘same style look’, does create a cohesive overall feel, you need to be quite lucky to find that magic dress that suits everyone’s figures and personalities. It’s perfectly acceptable to have them in mismatched bridesmaid dresses, linked by a common theme.

Bridesmaid try-on sessions are simply a must, even if your sister lives in Aberdeen and your best mate lives in Marbella – set up a girls group chat and agree on your options to order. Then schedule an evening Zoom call and enjoy a fashion show of the biggest bridesmaid trends of 2023! Our forecast brings you the very best of big wedding fashion, which you can then adapt to suit your girls’ individual styles.

The Biggest Bridesmaid Dress Trends of 2023


Ruffles are going to be even bigger in 2021 – in terms of both size and popularity. If you want a romantic bridesmaid look, choose floral ruffles. For something edgier, go for a single colour, or a colour block for extra fashion points.

Sleek Styles

The sleek bridesmaid dress is set to be one of the major trends in 2023. If you want your bridesmaids to look and feel super elegant, a little sassy and be gifted a style to wear again and again – this trend is for you.

Luxe-Touch Fabrics

Since the pandemic, comfort has risen up the fashion agenda, and is still set to play a key part in bridesmaid dress trends for 2023. We’re not talking about maids in ‘athleisure’, this trend is all about the fabrics and how they feel against the skin. From butter-soft silks and satins to sumptuous velvet, the key word is ‘strokeable’.

The New Boho Bridesmaids

Boho is a firm wedding favourite, for both décor and outfits. It’s a multi-faceted look, bringing in elements of ’70s style, natural fabrics, flowing silhouettes and jewelled touches. For 2023, the folk element of Boho is going to be dialled up, as seen on the catwalk at Chloé. We’re talking white with bright patterns, embroidery and tassels.

Bridesmaid Biker Jackets

As seen on the Dior and Fendi catwalks, bridesmaid biker jackets are set to be big fashion news. A leather jacket is a great way to add edge to a floaty bridesmaid dress, as well as co-ordinating the overall look.

Biker Jackets bridesmaid dress trends 2021

The Joy of Nature

The great outdoors will certainly be embraced next year, with people still enjoying the delights discovered in the English countryside during Covid. Expect 2023 fashion to reflect this, with a mood that celebrates all that nature brings us – think exuberant florals, fruit-based prints and juicy hues.

Silver Bridesmaids

Fashion writers are predicting silver will be the metallic of 2023. This is good news for bridesmaids because it’s a suit-everyone hue that can look glamorous, pretty or pared-back, depending on the style you choose.

Red Bridesmaid Dresses

Next year, expect to see red mixed into different patterns and put against other hues for a soft yet still powerful look. It’s a lucky colour in many cultures, and we think it’ll bring your girls joy in 2023.

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7 Fun Bridesmaids Ideas for the Wedding Morning

If you want to make a bit of a fuss over the bride or bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding, these fun little things will certainly start the day in the right way.

It’s so easy for the first few hours of your wedding day to fly by without even noticing. Hell, the whole wedding can swish past you if you’re not careful! And before you know it, you’re off on your honeymoon. That is why it’s important to really shine a light on your wedding morning, and give it the focus it deserves. Because if you appreciate those fleeting moments with your bridesmaids whilst getting ready, you’ll better appreciate the rest of the day.

bridesmaids in red on wedding morning

On the morning of your wedding, do you really want to be spending that precious time working through checklists and anxiously watching the clock? Getting ready with your bridesmaids should be as memorable as the main event and filled with laughter, prosecco (not too much) and sharing stories.

Here are 7 fun things to do on your wedding morning with your bridesmaids.

Prepare coordinated ‘get ready’ robes for your bridal party

We think it’s so fun when a bride and her bridesmaids have coordinating pyjamas or robes to get ready in! It makes everyone feel like even more of a squad, and it looks great in the wedding photos. Robes also won’t spoil your hair and makeup when it’s time to change into your bridesmaids dresses.

Plan a Sleepover

Is there any better way to spend the last night of your single life, than sharing a few laughs over a cheeky bottle of wine with your mates? Book somewhere to stay with your bridesmaids before the wedding, so you have plenty of time to catch up and relax. This is equally a good time to pamper and do any beauty treatments you and the bridal party feel like doing.

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Co-create a Playlist

It’s not a real party without a killer playlist. Pumping the tunes you all love during wedding prep will create a great atmosphere and get everyone in a celebratory mood! Create a group playlist on Spotify, and together you’ll guarantee all bridesmaids will be happy, and free from pre-wedding nerves.

Eat a Wedding Morning Meal

On the morning of your wedding, you might not feel like eating much, but it’s vital you do eat something! Sit down together for a healthy breakfast and set up a grazing station to keep everyone’s energy levels up throughout your time together.

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Capture the moment 

Wedding morning selfies with your bridesmaids are always so sweet to look back on. But don’t forget to allow time for professional photos too! Your hair, makeup, and flowers will all be at their best at the start of the day, so plan for some bridal party portraits with your photographer before you hit the aisle.

Decorate the space

Why not bring some fun little details to your wedding morning! Big balloons, decorations and even flower arrangements can bring some cheer to an otherwise average room. And, it’ll make your bridal party feel appreciated and loved.

A First Look with Your Bridesmaids

If you’re doing the whole first look thing with your partner, why not do it with your bridesmaids! This wedding day is a big deal for your closest friends too, so it makes sense that you would want to have a special moment with them. Be sure to have your photographer on standby to catch their reaction, and you’ll capture a precious memory that each of you will love long after the big day.

Find the dream looks for your bridesmaids to slip in to on your wedding morning, by booking your appointment with Nabbd today via our online booking system.


You’re Going to Fall in Love with the brand-new Hayley Paige UK bridesmaids dresses

We’ve fallen head over heels for the brand new Hayley Paige UK bridesmaids, and we’re sure you’re going to love them too!

We love getting deliveries of spanking new bridesmaids, its honestly such an exciting time! And recently, we received a big box of bridesmaids from one of our favourite designers, Hayley Paige UK. We were speechless (rare), as we pulled each one from its wrapper, not understanding how each gown could be prettier than the last!

Each one of the new Hayley Paige UK bridesmaids were immediately checked, steamed and then proudly displayed on our rails. Once they were all finished, and looking even better than they did when they were fresh from the box, we had another browse. And maybe eve tried a couple on! We couldn’t resist because these new gowns are just so pretty, and after trying them on, we found that they’re effortlessly flattering too!

As you can probably tell, we’re pretty big fans of this new collection. And so, we thought we’d share our fave styles from the new Hayley Paige bridesmaids collection with you, and hopefully inspire your future ‘maid choices!

Our Favourite Hayley Paige UK Bridesmaids

Costa Rica

This super sleek Hayley Paige UK bridesmaids gown has a flattering A-line silhouette, crafted from shiny Frosé crêpe de Chine. Featuring a draped neckline that creates a softly seductive finish, and a natural waist – this one of the most elegant bridesmaid choices from the new collection.

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São Paulo

An off-the-shoulder sleeve, or strap, is the look for ‘maids in 2022. And this brand-new style from Hayley Paige is ticking more than one on-trend bridesmaids boxes! Crafted from silky Frosé crêpe de Chine, over an A-line silhouette, this gown is oh-so flattering in its shape, but also its cut. With its empire line bodice and natural waist.

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The Paris dress from Hayley Paige UK, is a gorgeous chiffon bridesmaids dress featuring a flattering pleated bodice, striking V-neckline and delicate spaghetti straps. Subtle pleats running down the gown elevate the complementary style of this gown.

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Osaka is a super sultry Hayley Paige bridesmaids style, featuring an illusion plunging sweetheart neckline and a seductive thigh high side slit. A gown that will certainly turn heads as you glide onto the dance floor.

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The Glitzy One Shoulder

This brand new Glitzy One Shoulder style from Hayley Paige UK is a stunning bridesmaids gown with a distinctive one shoulder neckline, and flattering A-line silhouette, and sexy thigh high slit.

52156 one shoulder bridesmaids dress hayley paige

Jessica Jumpsuit

Not all superheroes wear capes, and not all bridesmaids need to wear a dress! The Jessica Jumpsuit from Hayley Paige is a striking example of a bridesmaids’ jumpsuit, crafted in crêpe and featuring a V-neckline, waistband detail and delicate spaghetti straps.

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Cairo is a stunning, and complementary bridesmaid gown featuring a striking high halter neckline, a tie-up back and floaty A-line skirt. The perfect gown for mixing and matching as it comes in heaps of lovely colours!

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Glitzy Square Neck

Another fabulous halter, the Glitzy Square Neck is a gorgeous bridesmaid dress now in our London boutique, and featuring a high square neckline, with a thigh high side slit.

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Have you found your dream bridesmaids style from the new Hayley Paige UK collection?

Book your appointment at Nabbd of London today, and let’s put together your dream bridesmaid look!

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas for the Best BFF’s You Could Ask For

These girls have been there for you through thick and thin, and now they deserve a little something that says, ‘I see you, and thank you’.

Would you be where you are today, weeks away from tying the knot, if it wasn’t for your best mates and closest family? No, of course you wouldn’t! You needed those tireless girls and boys by your side every step of the way. Helping you choose the dress, pulling your hair back at the hen party, and holding you back when you try to take a swing at the sister-in-law. It’s all fun and games, and it just wouldn’t have been possible, or even fun, if it wasn’t for your squad. And so now, as you prepare for one of the biggest day’s of your life, why not say thank you to each bridesmaid in your gang, with a special gift. Nothing crazy, doesn’t have to be expensive or big. Just something that says, thank you.

Whether you met your bridesmaids on the playground, or were partners in crime at your first job, you and your bridal party have a special bond that will only grow stronger as you progress through life. And your wedding day is one of the largest milestones there is! That’s why we believe it’s so important to show every bridesmaid just how much you appreciate their friendship, and their support during your wedding journey with a thoughtful gift. A token of your gratitude.

Whether you indulge them with a fancy set of pyjamas, or shower them in something sparkly, we’ve rounded up the very best bridesmaid gift ideas for your squad!

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas That Your Girls Will Love

Personalised Reasons Why You’re Wonderful

from Not on the High Street

This is such a simple bridesmaid gift idea, but oh so sweet. Show that person who’s been there through thick and thin with you, how much you treasure their love and friendship, by telling them exactly. Just let the guys at Bread & jam know your top 10 reasons why you think they’re wonderful, and they’ll make an extra special luxury set for you to give or to send. Ten glass tubes neatly tucked up in a luxury white box with copper print. Each reason is printed onto metallic paper and folded into a tube to maintain secrecy until they are opened.

Thank You For Being My Bridesmaid Keyring Gift

from Twenty-Seven

This sweet little engraved keyring be personalised with each of your bridesmaids’ names, and comes in either silver, rose gold, or gunmetal. It’s the perfect keepsake that your pals will see every day!

keyring gold bridesmaid gift ideas

‘Spa Day in a Box’ Gift Set

from Amazon

Pamper those girls with a Spa Day in a box. A special treat for those bridesmaids, that’ll allow them to enjoy some self-care, and gentle aromatherapy. This essential oil pamper gift set will provide the perfect fit for any member of your gang, or their Mum!

Custom Bridesmaid Jean Jacket Gift

from Etsy

Wearing coordinated jean jackets with your crew on your wedding day is the cool girl photo trend that’s not going away anytime soon. But trust us, this custom bridesmaid gift won’t just be for the day of the wedding. Your squad will want to wear them all the time

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Stemless Travel Tumblers

by BrüMate

Hate warm, flat champagne? Even worse when its mid-way through your hen party train ride, or wedding morning. So why not upgrade your plastic wine glasses, or champagne flutes with a stylish stemless travel tumbler from BrüMate’s wedding gift collection. If you plan on choosing the same thing for everyone, they’re easily one of the best bridesmaid gift ideas.

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Preserved Flower Arrangement

from Shida

Preserved real flowers are a fantastic gift alternative to fresh blooms, especially if (like us!) your bridesmaid struggles to keep plants alive! Not only are they low maintenance, they also last forever, serving as a constant reminder of your celebrations. Pampas grass is seriously in right now, and so we’d plump for this lovely bunch.

£100 Gift Coin for Liberty of London

If you really can’t make your mind up when it comes to the perfect present for your bridesmaids, and you’ve still got some room left in your budget? Why not settle on a gift coin to one of the classiest retailers in London, and let your bridesmaid pick their own gift!

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jenny yoo bridesmaid dresses 2022

The Jenny Yoo 2022 Bridesmaid Dresses Your Girls Cannot Fail to Fall For

The brand-new bridesmaid dresses from Jenny Yoo 2022 are a pure breath of fresh air, and a gift your girls will love for years to come.

Famed New York bridesmaid dresses designer Jenny Yoo, has been an innovator in bridal fashion for nearly two decades, and is still killing it as we speed towards 2022. Continually evolving, her designs celebrate modern femininity with clean lines, luxe fabrications, hand-placed details, and fresh perspectives on classic silhouettes. This season is no exception, and so far, their new arrivals have blown us away.

The Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses have been our most favoured designer for some time, and if their 2022 collection is anything to go by, that’s not stopping anytime soon! Be it luscious in satin, or floaty in tulle, these new gowns have been designed for the modern bride who wants to pick something that actually makes her bridesmaids look good. And this season sees some of the most flattering styles enter the collection, in colourways that are so effortlessly on trend.

In order to celebrate these fabulous new designs, we thought we’d share some of the new arrivals from Jenny Yoo, in the hope that maybe one, or two of them could be your bridesmaid dresses for 2022!

You’ll Love These Jenny Yoo 2022 Bridesmaid Dresses


The Lissa cowl neck chiffon bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo has a chic halter neckline and flowing A-line skirt. The strappy back and side slit on this bridesmaid adds a peek of skin to this chic style for 2022, one of our fave new dresses!

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The Althea long sleeve chiffon bridesmaid is a boho beauty with a clean, modern edge that sets it apart from other dresses. Billowing sheer sleeves are balanced beautifully by a structured bodice and straight neckline. The flowing A-line skirt has a slit to reveal a peek of skin.


The Beckett V-neck satin bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo takes a modern approach to old Hollywood glamour. Delicate spaghetti straps highlight the collarbone and shoulders, and the faux surplice neckline flatters the décolletage. Soft pleats in the bodice create beautiful movement in the bodice. The slim A-line skirt skims your curves, and a sultry slit reveals just the right amount of skin.

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The Chase scoop neck bridesmaid from Jenny Yoo is a chic, modern addition to one of our favourite dresses fabrics, satin back crêpe. Delicate spaghetti straps highlight the shoulders and collarbone, and a scoop neck flatters the décolletage. The structured bodice is balanced beautifully by a slim A-line skirt and sultry side slit.

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The Kat bridesmaid dress is effortlessly romantic with an easy shape and thoughtful details. The dainty spaghetti straps tie at the shoulders for an adjustable fit and a feminine flourish. The soft cowl neckline and slight blouson waist lend and easy feeling, and the bias cut skirt skims your curves for a flattering fit.

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The Gabriela burnout satin slip bridesmaid dress has an elongating empire waist seam, notched neckline and body skimming bias cut skirt. Cut in the brand’s beautifully textured satin burnout fabric, this style is a natural to mix and match with other fabrications.

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The Jolie V-neck velvet bridesmaid is another of our dresses for 2022 that takes a modern approach to old Hollywood glamour. Delicate spaghetti straps highlight the collarbone and shoulders, and the faux surplice neckline flatters the décolletage. Soft pleats in the bodice create beautiful movement in the bodice. The slim A-line skirt skims your curves, and a sultry slit reveals just the right amount of skin.

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