I was curious other community members thoughts/experiences with selecting a color for bridesmaids dresses versus selecting one designer/style and ask all the girls to order that specific dress. I am leaning towards selecting a color and let my bridal party pick a dress that they feel good in, and hopefully this will be more budget friendly/flexible as well. I know I want things to look semi-uniform i.e. all long dresses (which I think they will all prefer anyways), but I feel this is the best way to allow my girls to feel their best as well. I was wondering if others have gone this route, how did you or do you plan to do it? Is there a time frame in which the girls should select a dress by and show for "approval?" Did you send them a color swatch or pic of an example of the color?