So, I recently started planning my wedding. And, I know I have plenty of time to think about bridesmaid's dresses (a little over a year), but had a few questions as I start thinking about things. So, I was wondering about Bridesmaid's dresses.
I have some girls in mind, but have not asked them yet (way too early so far). But, have been glancing through pictures to get ideas for what I want things to look like with FI. I have heard a lot of people saying that they like the idea of the bride giving the bridesmaids a lot of give with the dresses and allowing them to pick based on fabric and color.
I don't necessarily like the look where everyone looks different though, but I do want my bridesmaids to have options. So, could I send my bridesmaids a selection of dresses? After, finding out what their budgets are of course. For example, send an email that says please choose from one of these six dresses? or please pick from one of these two dresses?
Also, I plan on getting my bridesmaids matching shawls and jewelry. But, these would not be their thank you gifts. This seems to be the acceptable thing from what I've read :-) Also, just want to double check that I can ask my girls to wear shoes that are "X" color.
My last question is, can I ask my girls to wear their hair a certain way? Not a 100% this is exactly how it should look. But, maybe ask for them to wear it half up, or in some sort of bun? Or ask them to go neutral in their make-up? I do have on friend that loves to wear bright or glittery eye-shadow when she dresses-up and she does apply it very darkly.
Thanks for the help!