I love taking inspiration from modern fashion-forward looks. I've posted a few inspiration photos below-
1. If Standing, "toes together, pop the knee that's closest to me" (the photographer)
2. Give them something to think about, or rally their emotions towards
"You just won Miss America"
"shocked that they finally tied the knot"
It's the in-between moments of them laughing at their own silliness that make the best photos.
3. Use chairs.
I like to bring 2 stools or utilize chairs on site for posing the bridesmaids. The dimension is awesome.