How to Give the Best Wedding Toast of All Time!

How to Give the Best Wedding Toast of All Time!

Last week we came across this fantastically funny wedding toast and we couldn't help but share it.  But what we also realized was that these two girls are singing their wedding toast in After Six bridesmaid dresses! We love it!

Are you a maid of honor at a wedding soon?   Here are three quick tips about giving a wedding toast:

Keep the toast within a reasonable amount of time:  Don't go too long or too short, keep it at no more than five minutes, unless you are the two girls in the video, then go as long as you want!

Get Creative:  Feel free to sing and even dance your wedding toast, think outside the box when it comes to giving your wedding toast to the happy couple.

Practice Before the Wedding: We are sure these two girls in the video practiced (or maybe not!) before the wedding.  Whether you are talking or singing your wedding toast,  make sure to practice before the wedding, especially if standing up in front of people is a little scary for you.

Loved the After Six bridesmaid dresses in the video? Check them out here:

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5 Must Have Photos of Your Bridesmaids

5 Must Have Photos of Your Bridesmaids

While we all think the typical static group shot of your bridesmaids is always the best, lately that isn't necessarily the case. While static photos give you a great shot of you and your girls and the dresses and every little detail, photographers today are going more candid when it comes to bridesmaid photos.

So what kind of photos should you have of your bridesmaids? Here are some ideas:

A View From the Back: You'll see it all over Pinterest, in other wedding photos you come across, today photographers are taking shots of bridesmaids with locked arms from the back. It offers a more casual yet intimate feel of the bride and her bridesmaids while still giving an overall view of the bridesmaids.

Before the Wedding Photos: Pictures of the girls helping the bride, or getting ready if the bridesmaids are getting ready all together. Little details also include close ups of the hair, the face and details of the dresses.

Fun and Crazy Poses of Bridesmaids: Girls just want to have fun! And they are when it comes to taking pictures, whether it's crazy group shots where each girl is making a different face or doing a different pose, it's all about having fun.

Down the Aisle Shots: Another popular photo are the girls standing along side the bride, this isn't new, but you will find photographers shooting specific details like a facial expression or a floral bouquet or they will take an overview shot to include the bride, the groom and the bridesmaids looking on.

Pictures Between Pictures: You will see photographers while prepping the bridesmaids and the bride for the formal photos, they will take in between shots, of the girls laughing and talking amongst themselves or with the bride. This also provides a more intimate look and feel of what the day was like for everyone, and it is memorable too.

Need more inspiration? We suggest searching Dessy Real Weddings on Pinterest for some fun and unique ideas for your bridesmaids! And don't forget to follow Dessy Group on Pinterest too!
Bridesmaid Images by: Style Me Pretty, Trevor Booth Photography

A Little Something Blue with Dessy Collection Style 2905

A Little Something Blue with Dessy Collection Style 2905

Left to Right: Dessy Collection Style 2905 in cornflower and the girls are wearing the dress in windsor blue. Top Right and Bottom: Heaven Dyeable Crystal Bridal Sandal and Crown Metallic Platino Leather Pumps

In 2014, when actress Eva Longoria was a bridesmaid at her best friend's wedding she wore our Dessy Collection Style 2905 and we were over the moon about it! She wore the dress in lilac and looked absolutely stunning.

It seems lately however, blue is very popular this season for bridesmaids, and why wouldn't it be? It's vibrant, it's will definitely catch your eye, no matter what shade of blue it is. It is just a beautiful color for a summer and even an early fall wedding.

You can pair this color with silver or gold accessories and either one will look perfect with the dress. Or give your blue more pops of color with vibrant fuchsias and other shades of pinks!

We Love Our #DessyRealWeddings!

We Love Our #DessyRealWeddings!

Everyday we're on Pinterest and finding so many beautiful weddings with our dresses and if we could we would share all of them, because they are just that beautiful.  So we thought we would share a sampling of the ones we love (but honestly... we love them all) with you here!  So if you are in need of little inspiration for your own spring wedding, sit back and enjoy!

Alfred Sung Style D448


Twist Wrap Bridesmaid Dress 


Dessy Collection Style 2852 


Lela Rose LR186 



Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses on Instagram This Week!

Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses on Instagram This Week!

On Instagram we are constantly coming across several beautiful images, some of which are of our own bridesmaid dresses!  So we thought we would share some of these with you. As you scroll down the few from the last week, tell us why you like these dresses for Spring!

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Pink is everywhere this season!  And we can't get enough of it! Here are some beautiful bouquets with our Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses, what are you dreaming about for your spring wedding?

What other shades of pink would you choose for your spring wedding? Check out these two bridesmaid dresses at!


Pretty pastels!  If you had to choose one pastel color for your spring wedding which one would it be?  Would you mix and match your bridesmaid dresses for your spring wedding? See all of these pretty bridesmaid dress styles at!

Real Dessy Wedding - Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses with a Vibrant Pop of Color

Real Dessy Wedding - Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses with a Vibrant Pop of Color

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We love this glittery Real Dessy Wedding shared with us by Dessy Bride, 

Johanna B. (Thanks for sharing!) The neutral color of the bridesmaid dresses are the perfect complement to the bright pink and purple flower bouquets.

These lovely cocktail length bridesmaid dresses are fabricated from Rococo Lace over Matte Satin with a 1" self belt. Dessy Collection bridesmaid styles 2866 and 2865 are available in oyster, charcoal gray or black lace over any color matte satin (80+ colors!). Available in sizes 00-30W, and 00-30W extra length, all your maids are sure to look fabulous.

"I wanted my bridesmaids in a neutral color with some sparkle so I customized these dresses, choosing the topaz color with oyster lace overlay. This made the flowers POP! My MOH is wearing the strapless 2865. And that's my bridesman standing with us!" - Johanna B.

Discover hundreds of elegant bridesmaid dresses by visiting

Share Your Real Dessy Wedding Photos

If you are a Dessy Bride and would like to share photos of your Dessy Wedding or Bridesmaid Dresses, you can submit your photos on Dessy Real Weddings. We look forward to seeing them!

REAL WEDDING - A Beautiful Fall New York Wedding with Lela Rose

REAL WEDDING - A Beautiful Fall New York Wedding with Lela Rose

There is something magical about New York City in the fall. We recently came across this beautiful New York wedding and it was simply too adorable not to share! Especially since the bridesmaids wore Lela Rose Style LR186 bridesmaid dresses in Pantone American Beauty!

Why we love this dress?

This Lela Rose bridesmaid dress is a cocktail length sleeve v-neck gazar dress with a split peplum and matching self-belt at the natural waist.  The style is flattering and great for several body types!

It’s All About the Accents:

What we also loved about these particular bridesmaids; was that grooms Trifon and David gave each of the bridesmaids unique pieces of turquoise jewelry, according to Little Black Book blog by Style Me Pretty.

The bridesmaids also wore dark blue pashmina shawls, which looked so elegant with this dress.  Looking for pashminas and unique jewelry pieces for your bridesmaids?  Check out all of our beautiful accessories at!

The Wedding:

 The grooms got married in a Greenwich Village church, and followed it by a luncheon reception at a west village restaurant, One If By Land Two If By Sea.  Read the full blog post and view the full image gallery at! 



Loved the fuchsia color featured in the wedding? Check out Lela Rose Style LR186 in these other beautiful Pantone colors! 

Know two grooms getting married this spring?  Make sure they check out all our tuxedo styles at! 

Wedding images  by Rebecca Yale Portraits 

Real Dessy Wedding: Bridesmaid Twist Dress in Tutti Frutti

Real Dessy Wedding: Bridesmaid Twist Dress in Tutti Frutti

We've come across a real Dessy wedding that we are dying to share with you! This romantic summer affair got a precious pop of color with the Twist Dress in our cheerful Tutti Frutti. See below for some super sweet pictures!

The stunning bridal party...


And a close up of the GORGEOUS necklines...


The Twist Dress is such a unique choice for bridesmaids as it allows each member of the bridal party to wear a style that is flattering to their figure. The dress can be worn in a variety of ways - from strapless, to Grecian style to modern one-shoulder - and comes in both short and long lengths. The dresses are available in 32 Pantone colors - making coordinating easy and efficient.

This pretty wedding party switched up their looks by each wearing their Twist Dresses with a unique neckline. The genius of the Twist Dress is easily being alter each style to create a flattering, functional look. To see all many ways the Twist Dress can be worn, check out our video on Youtube HERE!


To see the full selection of Twist Dress styles and colors, click here!

Real Knoxville Wedding with After Six Bridesmaid Dresses

Real Knoxville Wedding with After Six Bridesmaid Dresses

This Knoxville, Tennessee wedding is certainly a lovely southern affair, from the beautiful pom pom bouquets to the kick 'em up cowboy boots. But our favorite part of this chic soiree may just be the lovely lavender bridesmaid dresses.

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The purple one-shoulder gowns were cleverly updated with a contrasting sash that defines the waist, making these After Six bridesmaid gowns true show stoppers!

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To view the full wedding, click here.

To review all After Six Bridesmaid gowns, click here.

Happy planning!