Motee Maids: The lowdown on designing mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Supplier Takeover: Motee Maids

We asked award-winning Motee Maids to tell us all about their unique bridesmaid dress service that allows you and your bridal party to customise each dress; from colour and sleeve length to neckline and embellishments...

One of a kind
Finding a dress that all your bridesmaids love equally can feel like an impossible feat. Motee maids cleverly solves the problem by letting you design bespoke mix-and-match dresses to everyone’s individual tastes and body shapes.

Whilst keeping your ‘maids happy, it also means you won't have to compromise on style, colour or embellishment to create a cohesive bridal party look. The whole process is super easy but there are a few decisions you’ll need to make along the way, with the help of your Motee Maids consultant.
What styles work best?
Whether it’s a neckline that lets you wear a bra or a halterneck to show off your summer tan, we all look for different things in dresses. With Motee Maids, your bridesmaids can build their dream dress comprising all their favourite elements. 

From the ‘Lake’ v-neck (super flattering on all shapes) to the sleeved ‘Rowan’ and stunning ‘Cara’ draped cowl neck, there are nine bodice options to suit all tastes. Similarly, there are three different skirts, separates and maternity styles, too. A top tip? Pick a shade, a beading, then let your bridesmaids select the style they like best.

Where are you getting married?
Your venue can play a big role in your bridal party style. “For a castle wedding you might want encrusted beading and a luxurious look, or for a destination wedding something cool and light,” says Rosanna Garden, designer at Motee Maids. From fit to the colour and level of embellishment, keep in mind your venue and overall wedding theme, be it a relaxed bohemian affair or formal celebration, when designing your Motee Maids dresses.
Do you have a colour in mind?
Picking a colour is one of the biggest decisions, but it’s an easy one if you keep in mind a few things. “Flowers are so important. Pick your bridesmaid colours first and then your florist can work around that, or if you have a really specific flower in mind, then design your dresses around that,” says Rosanna, who also advises on being open to unexpected colour combos. 

Don't forget the season you are getting married in.  You don't need to stick to pastels for summer and darks for winter. Light and airy pastels are not just for summer and when styled with seasonal berries and foliage can look stunning. Deeper shades can also look striking in summer contrasting against a multitude of wildflower shades.

At Motee we are huge fans of colour and say don't be scared to mix up the shades and seasons and get creative with your florist. We have shade swatches available to order on our website which can be great for putting a mood board together.
When should we start?
Getting everyone together in one place, finding an option everyone agrees on, tracking down that elusive size online - bridesmaid dress shopping is notoriously time-intensive. 

With custom-made Motee Maids gowns, most bridal parties only need one appointment. Yup, that’s right, one. This should ideally take place at least four months before your wedding and is a great opportunity to get everyone together for some pre-wedding fun designing their gowns.

To view the full collection and for information on local stockists, visit the website 

From Brides, With Love xo

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