Attention Bridesmaids: You'll Want to Read These Do's and Don'ts

Style Guide: Fall Bridesmaid Dress Colors

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The Newest Color in Our 2018 Bridesmaid Dress Collection

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Attention Bridesmaids: You'll Want to Read These Do's and Don'ts

a lilac dress Weddings can be chaotic. Between timing, locations, money, emotions, people and many unsolicited opinions, the entire event is nothing short of a whirlwind. And that’s just the wedding day! Whether you’re a first time bridesmaid or a seasoned bridal party member, the entire process can feel overwhelming. Not to mention, navigating a group of girls you may hardly know is tough. So what’s the proper protocall as the bride’s lady-in-waiting? We’ve rounded up some major do’s and don’ts to follow for your role as a bridesmaid.

Don’t: Say Yes if You Can’t Commit

Assess whether you can commit to being a bridesmaid in the first place. If the time or cost is just too tight, don’t be afraid to gently decline; you can always offer to take on a smaller role in her wedding, such as a reading during the ceremony or a toast during the reception. Out of respect, have this conversation in person if possible - never over text. A Navy Blue Dress

Do: Know Your Role

Generally, you should follow the vibe of the bride. Keep track of specific dates, times, and activities where you’ll be involved in a calendar and don’t forget them! Know what you need to do for each, such as which costs to contribute for the bridal shower or the exact itinerary for the bachelorette party. And always offer help to whoever’s in charge (and if it’s you, don’t hesitate to ask!) A second set of hands is always appreciated.

Don’t: Complain About Costs

No one likes a Debbie downer, so unless the bride gets totally out of line (i.e. makes you pay an outrageous sum for hair and makeup or negatively comments on your appearance) avoid confrontations about money-or anything for that matter. If you must let off some pre-wedding steam, talk to someone outside of the bridal party, like your mom or a friend. Causing friction with the bride or bridesmaids is a total no-no. A Cranberry Dress

Don’t: Gossip

Repeat after us: Do. Not. Gossip. Keep in mind during the entire wedding process, and remember as needed.

Do: Give Honest Input

Within reason, of course. Kindly suggesting a more local bachelorette versus jetting off to Ibiza? Up for grabs. Telling the bride she’s gained some weight and should rethink her dress? Not appropriate.

Don’t: Make It About You

Remember: it’s the bride’s day, not yours. Whether you’re single, engaged, married, or divorced, as a bridesmaid, you’re there to complement the special day-not control it. Remember that you’re there to celebrate her and her fiancée, so stay mum on any input that wasn’t warranted (“Are you sure you want your flowers to be that color?”) On the flip side, if you’re bombarded with wedding emails on the daily, it’s A-OK to shut off your phone and take a breather; wedding plans are one thing, your own life is another. Don’t neglect it!

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Do: Be There for the Bride

From bridesmaid fittings to witnessing her I do’s, you should be there for her every step of the way. If she calls, pick up. If she’s stressed out, listen. If she wants to meet for coffee to break from wedding planning, make an effort to show up. Being there for her is the most basic thing you can do.

Do: Have the Time of Your Life

Bridesmaids come with many duties, and having a blast is one of them! The bride chose you to be a part of her special day for a reason, so mingle with guests and tear up the dance floor to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs.! Love the bridesmaid dresses featured here? Shop them in-store and on CLV.com ! Xo, Camille
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Style Guide: Fall Bridesmaid Dress Colors

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Fall wedding in the books? Brides, we know planning a wedding is no joke, and nailing down the perfect color palette for your fall nuptials is an art in itself. That’s why we narrowed down 4 chic shades for autumn that need to be on your bridesmaid dress radar. Keep reading for the mix and match bridesmaid dresses that are fit to flatter your bridal party (AND your color scheme!)

Wine

Ahh yes, the quintessential color of fall: wine. Whether you’re getting married in scenic rolling vineyards or a beautiful banquet room, this deep shade of red is the queen color of autumn. Your best girls will effortlessly complement any backdrop in this rich hue. Add to the lush vibe by mixing and matching styles; with satin, crepe, and chiffon fabrics and a range of flattering necklines, your ladies are sure to shine by your side. It’s official: wine bridesmaid dresses = picture-perfect fall wedding.

Navy

Your “something blue?” These chic navy bridesmaid dresses! Perfect if you want a darker shade without the drama of black, this deep blue hue is beautiful for a fall or winter wedding. Play around with off the shoulder, one shoulder, strapless, or spaghetti strap necklines, or dress your ladies the same. Choose a light bouquet for a pretty color contrast.

Cranberry

Looking for a pop of color? These cranberry bridesmaid dresses fall beautifully in between rich and vibrant. Whether your photos take place on city streets or a gorgeous meadow, your bridal party will be beaming by your side. Bonus: this shade suits all skin and hair tones for a finish that can’t be beat. Complement with minimal gold jewelry for a final feminine touch.

Emerald

The most recent color addition to the bridesmaid dress collection: emerald! This striking jewel tone is the definition of luxe; whether you decide on chic crepe, classic chiffon, rich satin, or a blend of all three styles, this hue is a standout for sure. And no need to stress over jewelry; both gold and silver complement this lovely shade of green. If you’re seeking a unique bridesmaid dress color, look no further than emerald!

Autumn is right around the corner; shop bridesmaid dresses to Fall for here!

Xo,

Camille

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Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La Vie

The Camille La Vie Bridesmaid Dress CollectionPopular opinion: dressing a bridal party is no easy feat. With an array of shapes, sizes, and skin tones-not to mention opinions-choosing ensembles for a group of women can prove to be a serious challenge. And on top of all other wedding planning, coming up with a look that pleases everyone can make eloping far, far, away seem very enticing. Fortunately for bride-to-be’s, there's plenty of options for making your best girls shine-beginning with the Camille La Vie bridesmaid dress collection! Most Pinned Bridesmaid Dress n PinterestOffering an assortment of gorgeous colors and necklines in one classic empire silhouette, our signature bridesmaid collection is a bride’s one-stop shop to a beautiful bridal party. The most-pinned bridesmaid dress on Pinterest, our popular petal pink shade complements a wedding in any season. Dress ladies all in the same style, or simply choose a color and let them pick the style for a contemporary, mix and match finish. Browse strapless, one shoulder, and halters, including high necklines with illusion detailing for those seeking a more modest finish. Plus sizes are also available, ensuring a fabulous fit for ladies with curves. Camille La Vie Bridesmaid Dress ColorsWith prices ranging from $149.99-$169.99, we pride ourselves on stunning fashion at great value. For a unique spin on style, our delicate floral print dresses pair flawlessly with petal pink for a picture-perfect finish. Envisioning a more cohesive look? Choose matching styles in rich hues including cranberry, wine, and navy, or soften up with sage, rose, or this season’s trendy lilac. Browse the entire selection to discover more pretty shades. Petal Pink Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La ViePlanning a wedding may be intimidating, but choosing your bridesmaid dresses shouldn’t be. Continue scrolling for more elegant inspiration, then shop the collection and get one step closer to your dream day! Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La VieLilac Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La VieSage Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La VieRose Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La VieNavy Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La ViePetal Pink Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La VieCranberry Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La VieWine Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La VieRoyal Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La ViePetal Pink Dresses Camille La VieXo, Camille
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The Newest Color in Our 2018 Bridesmaid Dress Collection

Sage Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La VieChoosing a color palette for your wedding can be daunting task. Do you go with your all-time favorite shades? Something seasonal? Should you factor in the location? Whether you incorporate the color scheme into your flowers, bridesmaid dresses, or other décor, it’s crucial to choose a look that aligns with your vision (after all, you will be looking at these pictures for the rest of your life!). But once you do make a decision, everything else seems to fall into place. Camille La Vie Sage Bridesmaid DressesPantone announced ultra-violet as 2018’s color of the year, but greenery took the crown last year – and wedding trends followed suit. Incorporating greenery, or “bringing the outdoors in” via rustic cakes and plant-based bouquets was all the rage for 2017, but who’s to say the end of a year marks the end of a trend? While some shades seem synonymous with certain seasons (deep reds for fall, soft pinks for spring) green is a year-round staple. And if you’re a bride-to-be who’s not ready to put greenery to bed just yet, Camille’s newest bridesmaid dress color is sure to excite you. Sage Green Bridesmaid DressSage, which could also be described as a soft mint, flawlessly pairs with any season and complements both outdoor and indoor celebrations. Available in 8 bridesmaid dress styles, explore options including halter, one shoulder, illusion, and our new crisscross back style. Short dresses are also available if you’re seeking a more casual look (for a beach wedding, perhaps?). Mint Bridesmaid DressesMix and match styles or dress your ladies in the same look; then pair with a gorgeous wedding dress and watch your dream day unfold. A striking ballgown, romantic A-line, a lacy mermaid silhouette; whether you’re saying “I do” in a ballroom or blooming garden, pair any gown with sage dresses for an effortlessly elegant finish. Wedding Dresses by Camille La VieSound the wedding bells; it’s time for a gorgeous walk down the aisle. Shop our entire bridesmaid dress collection here. Xo, Camille
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Bridesmaid Dress Picks From Camille La Vie's Marketing Girls

Top Bridesmaid Dress Picks from Real Bride-to-Be'sPopular opinion: dressing a bridal party is no easy feat. A group of females with varying heights, body types, and opinions…need we say more? These days, more and more brides are giving their ladies a say in bridal party attire…but leaving the options too open can venture into some shaky style territory. Where to draw the line while still allowing your ‘maids some leeway? We asked real bride-to-be’s Jessica and Natalie, the ladies behind Camille La Vie’s social media, their top bridesmaid dress choices within the collection. (You may remember them from last week when they chose their fave wedding dresses!) Peek at their preferences, below, as they describe why they’d pick each option for their ladies. And who knows? You may get inspiration for your very own bridal squad.

Jessica's Bridesmaid Dress Picks

Rose Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La Vie“I'm really into a dusty color palette for my summer wedding, since it’s very romantic and brings a subtle pop of color to any setting. My favorite style is the lace illusion neckline dress (above, center) which I actually wore as my maid of honor dress in a previous wedding! It fits like a glove and gives off a very flattering shape. Like wedding dresses, I'm not a particular fan of strapless styles for bridesmaids, so I naturally veered to the halter, one-shoulder and twist necklines in Camille La Vie’s collection. Even so, I love the sweetheart neckline on the criss cross strapless bridesmaid dress. It’s a style I would definitely consider for my wedding party, along with as mixing and matching other styles within the rose shade.” Shop each: 77233 77263 77273 88773 88783 Camille La Vie Rose Bridesmaid Dresses“While I like the idea of each bridesmaid wearing a different style dress in the same color, I’d honestly prefer a more uniform look. For my second choice I’d keep my bridal party in the rose shade, choosing the illusion halter for the bridesmaids and the lace illusion dress for my maid of honor. I will also have a junior bridesmaid in my wedding party and think a great pick for her would be the short strapless bridesmaids dress.” Shop each: 77233 77213 77273

Natalie's Bridesmaid Dress Picks

Petal Pink and Print Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La Vie“I chose this bridal party look because I love floral and pink...two of my favorites! I would want my maid of honor to stand out so I would put her in this beautiful floral print bridesmaid dress with light pink and green detail. The rest of my squad would have their choice of petal pink bridesmaid dresses with different neckline options. This bridal party would make for very feminine photos, just add a flower crown to the mix and we’re good to go!” Shop each: 88773 77233 77263 77273 99263 Option2 2“Navy is a color that I truly believe looks amazing on everyone. It’s important that my girls feel beautiful and confident on the special day so I’d love for them to choose their own style within the navy bridesmaid dress collection. (Hint hint... I’m likely having my ladies wear navy for the wedding!)” Shop each: 77223 77263 77273 88773 88783 88793 Xo, Camille
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The Camille La Vie Bridesmaid Dress Collection

Camille La Vie Bridesmaid Dress Fact: Wedding planning can be stressful, and attempting to please all involved is nothing if not impossible, especially where the bridal party is concerned. Varied schedules and diets and plus ones; oh my! Add in pressure to find a flattering bridesmaid dress for different heights and body types and eloping in Vegas is suddenly very promising. Top-Pinned Bridesmaid Dress on Pinterest A seamless wedding wardrobe option? The Camille La Vie bridesmaid dress collection, containing a variety of colors and cuts in classic silhouettes. A timeless selection, our petal pink styles are the top-pinned bridesmaid dress image on Pinterest, re-pinned over 170,000 times and featured in Instyle, Glamour, Brides, Who What Wear, Refinery 29, Marie Claire, Yahoo, Self, and other popular fashion media. Mix and Match Bridesmaids Dresses by Camille La Vie Select an identical dress for each girl or mix your ‘maids style within the same color family! For the ladies who prefer a more modest neckline, allow them to choose from our sheer halter, lace, and one-shoulder styles, or let them show a bit more skin with our elegant strapless designs. As for hemlines, we offer both short and long dresses, and plus sizes for ladies with curves. Pink and Print Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La Vie Still questioning your color? Our stunning shades are crafted to complement any setting, from a picturesque outdoor extravaganza to an urban ballroom fête. The pretty hues include petal pink, rose, mocha, wine, cranberry, horizon, coral, lilac, black, navy, and a floral print that blends beautifully with any of our solid pink options. Each with an empire waist and delicate chiffon material, your ladies will look confident and picture-perfect whether they’re striding down the aisle or hitting up the dance floor. See below for even more styles and colors! Horizon Blue Bridesmaid Dresses by Camille La Vie Let 'maids make a splash in our bold horizon shade, above. Navy Blue Bridesmaids Dresses by Camille La Vie Summer, spring, winter, or fall; navy looks sophisticated for a wedding in any season. Wine Bridesmaids Dresses by Camille La Vie Flawless for the fall, a rich wine hue is unforgettable. Petal pink and Lilac Bridesmaids Dresses by Camille La Vie Our top-pinned petal pink and lilac beauties add a soft touch of color to any wedding setting. Rose Bridesmaids Dresses by Camille La Vie A subtle statement with just enough punch; our rose bridesmaids dresses can't be beat. As the saying goes…happy wife, happy life. We say…happy bridesmaids, happy bride! Shop the Camille La Vie bridesmaid collection to give your girls some chic choices for a cool, confident, and totally gorgeous bridal party. Happy wedding day! Xo Camille
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