30 Picture-Perfect Bridesmaid Bouquets

by Jeannette Cruz December 08, 2016

As a soon-to-be bride, choosing my wedding flowers has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make – and honestly, I still haven’t decided! There are so many pretty options out there and narrowing all of them down has been nothing short of overwhelming. To make the decision a bit easier on you, I’ve gathered some of my absolute favorite bridesmaid bouquets from some of our Kennedy Blue weddings that I know you’re going to love!

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The Great Debate: Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses vs. All In One Style

by Jeannette Cruz December 01, 2016

Styling your besties in mismatched bridesmaid dresses has been a huge trend for the past few years. And as popular as it still is, we’re slowly starting to see brides revert to having all of their girls dressed in the same style. So how do you decide what’s best for your own wedding? Here are some points to get you thinking about whether you should go the route of mismatched bridesmaid dresses or styling your girls in all the same look.

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15 Favorite Bordeaux Bridesmaid Dresses

by Allison Wills November 23, 2016

Romantic, elegant, and totally on-trend; we’re currently obsessing over Bordeaux bridesmaid dresses! Inspired by Marsala, Pantone’s 2016 color of the year, our newest color was created out of the need for a deep red with a romantic pink undertone. Literally, you guys, this color is everything we’ve ever dreamt of! Flattering on literally every skin tone, we think this is a color that your bridesmaids are easily going to fall in love with!

16 Favorite Bordeaux Bridesmaid Dresses

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Bridesmaid Dress Color

by Jeannette Cruz November 16, 2016

In my opinion, choosing your wedding colors is one of the hardest wedding decisions you’ll have to make. If you’re anything like me, you’re indecisive, overwhelmed by the amount of gorgeous color options, and your color preferences change on a weekly basis. How’s a girl to choose!?

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Bridesmaid Dress Colors

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41 Inspiring Wedding Photo Ideas

by Kennedy Blue November 07, 2016 1 Comment

When planning a wedding, photos are one of the best things to inspire the big day! With all of the photo-sharing platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr, it’s easy to get a bit carried away with storing hundreds of photos for your own reference. We’re wedding photo OBSESSED and decided to compile a list of our favorite pictures from Kennedy Blue weddings. Ready to get inspired by some seriously stunning photography!?

Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day

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How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Buying Bridesmaid Dresses Online

by Kennedy Blue October 20, 2016

Trust me, I get it. As much as you may love shopping online for shoes, books, or home décor, online dress shopping can be a bit scary, especially when purchasing something as important as a bridesmaid dress.

Good news is – it doesn’t always have to be scary or intimidating. In fact, shopping online for bridesmaid dresses can be easy AND fun! I’ll help you determine the scammers from the real-deal and tell you exactly what you need to know when shopping online.

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15 Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dresses Worth Obsessing Over

by Danielle Salazar October 11, 2016 2 Comments

Finding the perfect blue can be as tricky as finding the perfect man — It’s definitely not impossible (clearly, you proved it!), but boy-oh-boy are there a lot of options! If you’ve been searching for that one-and-only hue to really make your big day special, consider styling your girls in slate blue bridesmaid dresses. It’s a unique shade that’s absolutely gorgeous and is a new wedding trend of 2017.

Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

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6 Incredibly Flattering Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

by Kennedy Blue October 05, 2016

Doing a quick online search for “plus-size bridesmaid dresses” might leave you with very few options and feeling a bit discouraged. Although you’ll find that many websites offer plus sizing, their models all look like stick figures, making it hard to imagine the dress on any other shape. Although it might look awesome on the size 4 model, that’s just not what the average real-life woman looks like!

6 Flattering Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

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Bridesmaid Dress Alterations: What to Expect & How To Eliminate Them

by Kennedy Blue September 30, 2016

So, your friend asked you to be her bridesmaid. Congratulations! You’re probably feeling honored, excited, grateful… and maybe a little financially stressed, too. That’s totally normal! From hosting a bridal shower to buying the dress, there can be a lot of small costs that are often overlooked. Dress alterations are one of those.

Bridesmaid Dress Alterations

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17 Popular and Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses You'll Love

by Kennedy Blue September 19, 2016

When your family and friends accept to be your bridesmaids, they’re not only agreeing to save the date and join you in such a happy occasion—they’re also accepting to invest their money in the dress, accessories and a myriad of (mostly expensive) details.

The best you can do for your bridesmaids is to help them find affordable and high quality options for their attire—yes, such options exist!

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Buying Bridesmaid Dresses Online 101: How to Decide on Your Perfect Size & Style

by Allison Wills August 02, 2016

Buying your bridesmaid dresses online can be intimidating. If you haven’t tried on our dresses with our At Home Try-On service but don’t want to miss out on our biggest sale of the year; worry no more. Whether you’re questioning how to take your measurements or determining how to choose the perfect style, we’re here to help.

Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses in Eggplant

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32 Kennedy Blue Weddings Who Nailed the Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Trend

by Allison Wills June 23, 2016

It's been here for a while and it's not going anywhere. The mix and match bridesmaid dress trend is not only on-trend, but also something your ladies will be ecstatic about. Mismatched dresses allow them to choose a style they feel most comfortable in, and who doesn't want their ladies celebrating their big day in comfort AND style? From short lace styles to long chiffon dresses, we've put together the ultimate list of Kennedy Blue real weddings that embraced and rocked the trend flawlessly. 

Blush Bridesmaid Dresses

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5 Reasons Color Swatches Make Wedding Planning a Breeze

by Allison Wills June 09, 2016 1 Comment

With so many vendors to coordinate and so many details to get right, wedding planning can become a bit challenging. At Kennedy Blue, we think it should be fun! This is the day you’ve been dreaming about…the day you’re counting down to…the day you can’t wait for! No, we can’t hire your band or finalize your seating arrangements, but we can provide you with color swatches to make sure your entire wedding party and every vendor is coordinated exactly the way you’ve imagined.

5 Reasons Color Swatches Make Wedding Planning A Breeze

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5 Reasons Dusty Blue Bridesmaid Dresses are the Perfect Shade for You

by Allison Wills May 23, 2016

Color trends for bridesmaid dresses are constantly shifting and changing, we know. However, there are some hues that are just as classic as they are stylish, which means they will fit the trends of today while remaining timeless for years to come. No one wants to look back on their wedding photos and think they look dated! So, what’s a color that fits that description? Our Slate blue, of course! Slate blue bridesmaid dresses are super in right now, and they will be the perfect complement to your special day. Not convinced? Read on for why you’ll love the color!

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The Ultimate Wedding Vendor Question Guide

by Danielle Salazar March 21, 2016

The process of planning your wedding can be quite stressful - we know! And knowing what questions to ask your wedding vendors isn't something you've likely done before, so we're here to help. Don't you worry! We're here to help put your mind at ease in the process in preparing for everything before your big day with our ULTIMATE list of questions to ask each of your wedding vendors. 

The Ultimate Wedding Vendor Question Guide

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Dress Shopping Made Simple with the At Home Try-On

by Danielle Salazar March 18, 2016 1 Comment

Take the unnecessary stress out of bridesmaid dress shopping and try on your favorite styles in the comfort of your own home! Try before you buy with our At Home Try-On service. It’s simple, fun, and perfect for any out of town besties that are in your wedding. Grab your gals, some champagne, and snap some pics – have a try on party at home while deciding on your favorite Kennedy Blue dresses!

Try Before You Buy

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Wedding Countdown: What To Do the Night Before Your Wedding

by Olivia T. March 10, 2016 3 Comments

The day before your wedding day can be the most exciting, yet nerve-wracking day of all. After all the cake tastings, dinners, and dress fittings, it comes down to only 24 hours that remain between you and your big day. To ensure that the thought of “I’m getting married tomorrow!” will bring you a sense of joy rather than fear, it’s necessary to know that everything is aligned in order to make your nuptials go smoothly. 

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11 Tips on How To Choose Bridesmaid Dresses

by Danielle Salazar March 04, 2016

Being a bride means that you get the fun task of making tons of different decisions — decisions that not only affect yourself, but your friends as well. One of the biggest challenges that every bride faces is how to choose the perfect bridesmaid dresses for your girls. There’s a fine line of pleasing all of your ‘maids and staying true to your vision, so finding that balance is key! To avoid that stress and keep you in bridal bliss, I’ve gathered 11 tips that will help you determine the perfect styles that you and your ‘maids will love. 

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A DIY Wedding Planning Binder to Get Your Big Day Organized

by Danielle Salazar February 26, 2016 10 Comments

You’re engaged – congratulations! But now what? Where do you begin? Well, we’re here to help! Here at Kennedy Blue we love all things weddings, which means we know exactly how overwhelming wedding planning can be. Our DIY wedding planning binder is the perfect place to start. We’ve put together the ultimate wedding planning checklist as well, along with a detailed list of how to create your own binder at home. Time to get organized!

DIY Wedding Planning Binder

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A Wedding Planning Guide To Hiring A Planner

by Danielle Salazar January 29, 2016

It’s one of those things that people either love or hate to do —event planning. Regardless of what side of the spectrum you fall on, there are hundreds of details and decisions when it comes to a wedding and coordinators are there to help as little or as much as you need. We talked to Jen, a Senior Lead Planner over at Blush & Whim to get some insider info on the planning world. So if you’re up in the air about hiring a planner, here’s our wedding planning guide to why it’s totally worth it!

Q&A With Senior Event Planner at Blush & Whim

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Mix-And-Match Bridesmaid Dresses: 6 Ways to Nail the Trend!

by Danielle Salazar January 26, 2016

Since you’re reading this blog, I assume you’re as in love with this trend as I am. From mixing colors, necklines, lengths, or even completely different styles, mix and match bridesmaids dresses are huge right now, and I gotta say — I’m loving every minute of this trend’s moment in the spotlight! However, as you’ve probably seen online, it can be done REALLY well and REALLY wrong. So, to ensure that you pull off the perfect execution for your big day, it’s important to follow a few different rules!

How to Nail the Mix and Match Trend

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14 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas Your Girls Will Love!

by Danielle Salazar January 26, 2016

If you’re looking for the perfect way to say ‘thank you’ to those special girls who stood by your side on one of the biggest days of your life, you’ve definitely come to the right place. There are a million different gift ideas for bridesmaids floating around on the internet that it can be hard to narrow down your options. I get it! I would be stressed too! However, I’m here to ease your pain. Whether your girls are sassy, fun, or sweet, they’re bound to love one of these chic and simple goodies that are perfect for showing your gratitude!

14 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas Your Girls Will Love!

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Bridesmaid Duties: How to Include Out-Of-Town ‘Maids

by Danielle Salazar January 18, 2016

As much as we wish our best friends lived next door to us, it’s just not always the reality. But just because we can’t control where our besties reside, definitely doesn’t mean that shouldn’t be included in one of the biggest days of your life! Near or far, they’ll want to feel in included so finding fun and productive ways to have them help with the wedding planning will be key. Giving your out-of-town bridesmaids duties that are reasonable for their distance will be especially important. That being said, here are the best ways to include your out-of-town ‘maids in the planning process!

Ways to Involve Your Out-Of-State Bridesmaids!

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Short vs. Long Bridesmaid Dresses: How To Choose The Right Length

by Danielle Salazar January 09, 2016

There are lots of different decisions that go into planning a wedding and choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses is one of them! Not only do you have to decide on color, style, and fabric, but length is something you’ll also need to consider. For many girls, it’s actually a really tough decision! Perhaps you’re having a July wedding, but really love long bridesmaid dresses? Maybe you prefer short, cocktail styles, but your ‘maids want to wear long? If you’re on the fence and don’t know what to choose, there are definitely some factors to put into consideration before making your final decision. So the question is: Which length will best suit your big day!?

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Measurement Guide

Taking Your Measurements

For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor. 

**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.

Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).

Waist size:  While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.

Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

Choosing your correct size

Compare  these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.