When I started planning my wedding, choosing bridesmaids dresses was at the forefront of things I was excited for. It gave me a great excuse to spend time with the most important ladies of my life and try on clothes— does it get better than that?!
However, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go the traditional route of hauling us to a bridal boutique or chain store. For one, finding a date and time that all my bridesmaids can get together is hard enough. Coordinating with a store’s schedule, too? Forget about it. On top of that, it was overwhelming enough when I did the in-store thing looking for my own gown. There were just so many options, and I was only allowed to pick a couple to try on that weren’t even in my size.
That’s when I started doing research online to see if there was an easier way that could make the process fun, and what I found was Kennedy Blue.
Kennedy Blue is a dress brand that offers a ton of timeless and trendy styles at affordable prices online. They make all of their dresses in the same color options, so your maids can choose dresses they feel confident in while still looking cohesive. I always knew that I would let my bridesmaids choose mis-matched dress styles in the same color. As long as they were comfortable and felt beautiful, I’d be happy. Kennedy Blue makes that easy.
What I loved most about shopping Kennedy Blue bridesmaids dresses was the at home try on service. For $10 a dress, you can order sample styles to be sent to your home (or out-of-town bridesmaids’ homes!) so you can try them on at your leisure. You can try them on when it’s convenient for you, where it’s convenient for you, and it makes the whole experience much more relaxed.
Less stress = happy bride!
I received the bridesmaids dresses in a box that included pre-paid return labels, and was able to keep them for three days before returning them. Three of my bridesmaids and I got together to have a little try-on party, while another shipment went out to my fourth bridesmaid in Seattle so she could get in on the fun at the same time! We snapped photos and sent them back and forth so it felt like we were all together.
Kennedy Blue had a ton of sample sizes available when I put the order through, so we were able to get a good idea of fit. The package also came with a measuring tape and sizing chart. Once you’re ready to order, you know which one will fit best after measuring. I was also able to order color swatches for $1 to see different shades in person since the samples come in random colors. This way, I had a good idea of what color I wanted the final dresses in.
Trying on the Kennedy Blue bridesmaids dresses at home was fun and made me feel like everyone was truly happy with their dress decision. We were trying on dresses for almost two hours! My girls were taking them off, putting them back on again and comparing. We didn’t feel rushed or that we had to fit the whole experience into an appointment time frame. By the end, everyone was super confident and excited about their dress choice.
If you want to check out Kennedy Blue for your own bridesmaids dresses, I’ve got a treat for you! Once you’ve done the at home try on service, use the code SLASHED15 to get 15% off your Kenendy Blue bridesmaids dress order! You can check out all their styles on their website. They have really affordable dresses, starting at $100!
Have you ever been a bridesmaid? What was your dress try-on experience like?
That’s a fun service, and looks so convenient! My bridesmaid shopping experience was horrible lol, and I hated the dress haha 🙂
Absolutely love the concept and convenience of this service.
This is an amazing idea! Every time I’ve been in a wedding, it was pretty much “send your measurements” and then you hope for the best
These all look amazing, in my opinion. I’ve been a maid of honour twice and honestly, it was a horrid experience twice over – but that’s a story for another day. When it came to dresses, I had no say both times. The first one I was living interstate so I didn’t get to be part of it and they just asked for my size (which I gave them but my friend decided I was just being “self conscious” and insisted on getting me the size smaller – shock horror, it didn’t fit and I had to run around to find a replacement a few days before the wedding). The second one the bride insisted on a very unique colour – best described as burnt, muddy orange – which surprisingly we could only find one dress that matched it and it was very tacky to say the least.
LITERALLY why I want them to pick their own dresses!! I feel like what you wear seriously affects how you feel about the event and it’s what people talk about FOREVER when thinking about it. I want them to love what they’re wearing so they don’t have to fuss the whole night!
I love the idea behind this service because it makes it so easy for people who may not be together to try on bridesmaid dresses!
This is such a great idea, I don’t know why no one every thought of it before!
I’ve been a bridesmaid three times! The last time, I was the bridesmaid that tries on all the dresses because I was average. This would have been fun and relaxing to do.
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What a fantastic idea! You all look absolutely stunning!
My nieces had bridesmaids from all over the US so this would have been a perfect place for them to order from. I love your spin on getting wedding ready.
We are so glad you and your bridesmaids had fun during your At Home Try On Party and found dresses you all love! We are really looking forward to seeing you all looking fabulous on your special day!
It looks like you and your bridesmaids had a blast! Thanks for sharing your experience! We look forward to seeing you and your besties on your special day!
The dresses are gorgeous and the concept is such a GREAT idea!!
Definitely a genius idea