There were a lot of reasons I decided to have my bridesmaids wear sleeves….
1. My church is very formal.
2. My wedding was in February (freezing!)
3. I think arms can be distracting in a formal service.
The sleeves even looked great on my tiniest of girls.
They didn’t add bulk! I remember being so worried about that.
It added a new look- almost like a costume change.
If you are a bride that is thinking about having your bridesmaids wear sleeves… go for it! I would do it again in a heartbeat.
I was extremely worried about being different and offending my girls. But everyone loved it….especially when we were taking picture outside in the freezing cold.
The cost of cardigans/jackets added about $35 to the dress price. (My dresses were by Watters Too)
Almost all bridesmaids dresses come with the option of a jacket- you just have to ask.
I love the way my pictures turned out.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I realize that sleeves are NOT the norm and most girls have their beautiful bridesmaids go sleeveless. This post is for brides like me who are nervous about taking the conservative plunge…