There's so much thought that goes into all the details of a wedding -- including how to style the wedding party.
While we often see a single color or style as a theme for bridesmaid dresses, Emily Forrest, director of communications at Zola, says many couples are now opting for a mix-and-match look.
"When couples mix and match wedding party attire, it’s such a lovely way to let the wedding party show off their individuality," Forrest said in an email to "Good Morning America." "It's cost-effective, less conventional and it can actually be one of the most unique design aspects of the wedding! It really adds to the authenticity of the theme and vibe that the couple getting married is going for."
To accomplish the mix-and-match look in a cohesive way, Forrest recommended choosing a color palette and creating a guide for the members of the wedding party. In addition to color, mixed fabrics are another way to achieve your desired look.
"While the options are endless (satin, chiffon, charmeuse, taffeta), couples really should just stick to one or two so it's not too distracting," Forrest said.
Forrest also added that brides can help their bridesmaids shop for dresses by organizing a shopping day or by supplying photos and suggested stores.
And why should bridesmaids be excited about this trend? "What better situation could there be than to have the opportunity to pick an outfit you love and wear it twice or even more? As someone who’s been a bridesmaid several times, that’s a dream situation! For me personally, it can be a big boost in confidence because I have the option to wear what I feel comfortable in," Forrest said.
We've rounded up various bridesmaid dresses you can shop as part of your mix-and-match look (and re-wear as a wedding guest again later!). Check it all out below!
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Mix-and-match floral dresses
We love the idea of mixing and matching floral patterns within a similar color palette for cohesion.
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Mix-and-match ruffle dresses
Pick a fun detail, like ruffles, and have your bridesmaids mix and match the rest.
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Mix-and-match black dresses
Mixed-and-matched black dresses are a great option for a formal wedding. Mix-and-match lighter fabrics for an outdoor wedding.
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Mix-and-match satin dresses
Pick a single type of fabric with a general color hue and have your bridesmaids mix and match their favorites.
Mix-and-match pastel dresses
A mix-and-match pastel palette is ideal for spring and summer.