Your bridesmaids and groomsmen are your wedding day entourage. These are the people who will be there for you during wedding planning, they will spend the morning of your wedding day drinking mimosas while getting ready with you, they will stand next to you as you say your vows, and celebrate on the dance floor with you for the rest of the night.
Our tradition of matching bridesmaids and groomsmen dates back to ancient Rome and Roman superstitions. Before the days of the white wedding dress, the law required ten witnesses dressed in the same clothing as the bride and groom at every wedding. This was so that if evil spirits or rejected suitors crashed the party to curse the bride and groom they would be confused and unable to find them.
Clearly, the bride no longer wears the same dress as her bridesmaids. We can thank Queen Victoria for white wedding gowns, however, the tradition of matching bridesmaids lived on. The bride chooses what her bridesmaids will wear but today’s trends allow for bridesmaids to mix and match styles and colors for their dresses. (Not everyone looks great in the same silhouette.) Even jumpsuits are becoming trendy!
We have even expanded the tradition of matching bridesmaids to include robes, pajamas, and monogrammed shirts in the bride’s getting-ready room. Bridesmaids in matching getting ready attire is an extremely popular photo on your big day.
Next to you and your new spouse, your wedding party will be some of the most photographed people on your wedding day. Not only are they in the getting ready photos but they are also included in the bridal party formal photos. We know that most people are not super excited to spend a lot of time standing in lines and smiling for a camera. We take the traditional shots everyone expects to see in the wedding album but whenever possible we have fun with these photos.