Styling the Wedding Party at Gray’s Inn

Ladies Edition


Planning a wedding involves meticulous attention to detail, especially when it comes to dressing the bridal party. From hair to shoes, each element contributes to the overall aesthetic of the day. As you prepare for your celebration at Gray’s Inn, here are some key considerations and tips to ensure everyone looks their best.


When it comes to hairstyles, consider the overall theme and vibe of the wedding. Whether it’s elegant updos, soft curls, or sleek ponytails, choose styles that complement the bridesmaids’ dresses and the bride’s gown. Schedule hair trials well in advance to ensure everyone is comfortable with their chosen look and allow ample time for any necessary adjustments.



Similarly, makeup tends to enhance natural features while aligning with the wedding’s aesthetic. Opt for timeless, classic looks that will photograph well and withstand the day’s festivities. Consider hiring a professional makeup artist to create cohesive looks for the entire bridal party, ensuring consistency and ease on the big day.



When selecting jewellery, keep in mind the neckline and style of each dress. Less is often more, so choose pieces that complement without overpowering the overall look. Consider gifting coordinating jewellery to your bridesmaids as a thoughtful gesture and keepsake of the occasion.



Comfort is key when it comes to bridal party footwear, especially for a venue like Gray’s Inn where there may be a lot of walking from your reception in the Walks to your dinner in Hall. Encourage bridesmaids to choose shoes they can comfortably wear throughout the day and consider providing heel protectors to prevent sinking into grass or uneven surfaces in the Walks.



Selecting bridesmaids’ dresses is a significant decision that requires careful consideration. Make it a fun activity, gather around with a glass of pop and make a mood board! Some elements to consider are body types, personal preferences, and the overall style of the wedding. Opt for dresses which flatter a range of figures and consider mixing and matching styles within a cohesive colour palette for a modern twist.


Colour Scheme:

The color scheme sets the tone for the entire wedding, so choose hues that reflect the desired atmosphere and aesthetic. Consider factors such as the season, venue decor, and personal preferences when selecting colors for bridesmaids’ dresses and coordinating outfits. Embrace the versatility of Gray’s Inn by incorporating rich jewel tones for a sophisticated touch or soft pastels for a romantic ambiance.


Style or Theme:

Drawing inspiration from the “Theming Your Wedding at Gray’s Inn” blog from February, let your chosen theme guide the styling of the bridal party. Whether opting for vintage glam or rustic chic, integrate thematic elements into hair, makeup, attire, and accessories to achieve a cohesive and unforgettable look. Encourage creativity while upholding an elegant and harmonious style throughout.


Who Is Paying:

Traditionally, bridesmaids are responsible for purchasing their own dresses and accessories, while the bride covers hair, makeup, and any additional styling expenses. However, this can vary depending on individual circumstances and preferences. Communicate openly with your bridal party about expectations and budget constraints to ensure everyone is comfortable with their financial obligations.

By following these tips and working together with your loved ones, you can create a coordinated and stylish look that complements the venue’s timeless elegance and makes for a truly memorable celebration.


Next month May 2024 – Dressing the Men

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Photography credits.

GingerJam Photography

Kirsten Maverick

Liam Collard Photography