Bridesmaid Dress Etiquette with Simply Be

So, you’ve chosen your bridesmaids and they’ve all happily accepted. It should be plain sailing from here, shouldn’t it? Well, yes and no. The issue of who pays for the bridesmaid dress can be a tricky subject. If you’re a bride on a budget it can make sense to share the cost, but if you’re a bridesmaid being asked to fork out for an expensive outfit it can seem unfair.

Opinions differ depending on where you look, but the general consensus is that if the bride is very specific on the style and colour of the dress, then she should be prepared to foot the bill. However, if she is more relaxed about the style and shape of the dress, then it’s suggested that the bridesmaid could pay a contribution towards her outfit.

If you’re a bride looking for stunning bridesmaid dresses that won’t break the bank and that your bridesmaids will want to wear again, then look no further than Simply Be. Their collection of wedding and occasionwear ranges from size 10-32 and from £45-£165.

Mix and Match

If you’re relaxed about the shape and style, you can suggest your bridesmaids mix and match.

 Maxi Dress | Skater Dress

It’s important that your bridesmaids feel confident in their outfits because on the day, all eyes will be on them (when they’re not on you, naturally!). If members of your wedding party are self-conscious about certain body parts then one solution is to dress them in mix and match outfits. These lace bodice dresses are available in different leg lengths, and what’s more they’re available in different colours too. 

 Maxi dress | Skater dress


Brands such as Coast and Little Mistress sit alongside their own Simply Be label. Perfect if you want to treat your bridesmaids to an outfit they would want to wear again and again, and don’t forget that they also sell shoes and accessories!


 Dress | Shoes | Dress

Feeling inspired? The Simply Be Wedding Collection is available to purchase from their website. To view the whole collection, click here. Alternatively you could check out our ‘Mix and Match Bridesmaids’ Pinterest board.


The Nuptial team x


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