Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses is Easy at the Wedding Shoppe {Featured Bride, Alaura K.}

Featured Bride, Alaura K. Wedding Location: University of St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel | Wedding Date: September 8, 2012 My Wedding Chat readers may remember Alaura from her super cute proposal story, or her adventures in finding the perfect wedding dress and veil. Well, Alaura is back to tell us all about her experience choosing bridesmaids dresses at the Wedding Shoppe! Many brides face the sometimes tricky predicament of which dress (or dresses) to go with, so if you're stuck on what to do, read up on some priceless advice from a bride who's been there!


I’ve been known to have some unique and crazy ideas for our upcoming wedding, including choosing bridesmaids dresses! The Wedding Shoppe helped bring my ideas to life. I really couldn’t have done this without their professional assistance.

Featured Bride, Alaura K.: Choosing bridesmaid dresses at The Wedding Shoppe Choosing bridesmaids dresses at The Wedding Shoppe St. Paul

When it comes to choosing bridesmaid dresses, the experts at the Wedding Shoppe St. Paul are here to help!

I have six wonderful bridesmaids: my sister, my three best friends from college, my grandma, and my 13-year-old cousin. I also have two beautiful usherettes: my college-aged cousin as well as my younger cousin who has spina bifida. These unique women mean so much to me that I had to include them all in our wedding party. I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from having my “dream team” at the altar with me and my hubby-to-be.

Choosing bridesmaid dresses is harder than I thought!

...That’s before I thought about choosing bridesmaid dresses. As you all know, women are picky about their clothing. My challenge was to find a style that fit women ages 13-68 with all different body types. But I didn’t want to just pick one dress for all the ladies to squeeze into; I wanted all eight of these ladies to feel comfortable in their own skin on the day of our wedding. This was so important to me! I feel like the society we live in puts so much pressure on the female body image. That’s the last thing I wanted my young cousins and grandma to feel during our wedding. I worked with multiple people at the Wedding Shoppe who helped me with choosing bridesmaids dresses for my bridal party. I want to give a special shout out to Jodie who had the patience and motivation to work with my bridal party. You are awesome! Jodie helped us pick out charmeuse Bill Levkoff dresses in Plum for my bridesmaids, and chiffon Plum overlay dresses for my usherettes. My bridal party got to pick out their own styles within this designer’s line. Giving my bridal party the opportunity to choose their dresses was very worth it: it allowed me the opportunity to share that special moment with each one of them as they picked out their dresses. I’ll never forget the memories I created at The Wedding Shoppe St. Paul with my bridal party!

Alaura with her bridesmaids in their chosen Bill Levkoff styles! Choosing bridesmaids dresses at The Wedding Shoppe St. Paul

Choosing bridesmaids dresses at The Wedding Shoppe St. PaulPhotos courtesy of the bride.

I’m beyond pleased with all their dress choices! Each one of them looks stunning in their dress from the Wedding Shoppe. I feel blessed to have such amazing women in my life supporting me and my fiancé.


Thanks again, Alaura! Make sure you keep us updated on the rest of your planning process; we can't wait to see how it turns out!


If you love Bill Levkoff as much as Alaura and her bridesmaids do, be sure you check out My Wedding Chat tomorrow--we're showcasing one of our favorite Bill Levkoff styles!

Other Posts We Think You'll Enjoy: A WSI Wedding Dress Shopping Experience {Featured Bride, Alaura K.} Say Yes to the Wedding Veil {Featured Bride, Alaura K.} Something for Everyone: Spring 2012 Bill Levkoff Bridesmaid Dresses and More!

Leave a Comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Get a FREE Wedding Planning Organizer and Guide!

This is a no-fluff guide that tells you exactly what you need to know to successfully plan your wedding day.