Jessica Simpson's 'Ethereal' Bridesmaids Dresses: See Their Fittings in this Exclusive Video

07/10/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

Here come the bridesmaids, all dressed in … well, every designer you can imagine!

For Jessica Simpson‘s romantic July 5 wedding to Eric Johnson, the bride pulled out all the stops to outfit her — wait for it — 12 bridesmaids. And that’s not including her two maids of honor: her mom, Tina and her sister, Ashlee.

“I didn’t really have a theme per se, but I did know I wanted it to look ethereal,” says Simpson, 34, who also wanted to tie in some glitz and glam on her big day. The look was “a little bit angelic, but of course with rhinestones!”

To accomplish that, the bride leaned on her longtime friend and stylist Nicole Chavez, who also outfitted Eric Johnson and the groomsmen in John Varvatos.

RELATED: The scoop on Jessica Simpson’s angelic wedding hair hue!

“I’m a bridesmaid and I’m styling this entire production,” says Chavez in an exclusive PEOPLE video taken during the bridesmaids’ dress fittings. “I really took into consideration, first, their body, what I knew that they would love, the colors and then we started sourcing different dresses for each one.”

“I personally can’t have all of my girls in the same dress,” says Simpson, who enlisted designers such as Marchesa, Jason Wu and Temperley, Carmen Marc Valvo and, of course, Carolina Herrera, for her bridal party.

Chavez shared the same vision of “making sure each girl is individualized and styled like they would style themselves.” Check out the video above to see how that played out, and make sure to pick up this week’s PEOPLE magazine for the final results!

–Michelle Tan

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Janice on

Seriously rich girl got married enough already

Jill on

I’m starting to feel that way too, Janice!

Maria on

Fourteen bridesmaids? Very tacky for a second wedding for BOTH bride and groom.

B on

Is she drunk in this video?!

StacyR on

Oh barf.

Sandy on

A) Nobody needs 14 bridesmaids
B) They have been together a long time and have two children. If they want to have a big, fluffy wedding this late in the game, it’s their choice entirely, but I am not sure why we are being treated to every detail as though it is terribly special and romantic. To them, it may be, but to me, it just seems kind of vulgar and self-serving (publicity hounds much?) to keep publishing all the details as though it were a royal wedding. Maybe I’m getting old and grouchy.

Sandy on

A vulgar show that seems all for the press If it truly was romantic and all about the two of them, they wouldn’t be flogging the pictures and every little detail all over town a la the Kardashians. I would think if you’ve both already been married and you have two kids together, 14 bridesmaids and a huge, over-the-top, fluffy wedding is kind of silly.

auntblue on

Talk about overkill! Next they will report on exactly how many petals were in the bouquets.

Tamarin on

She sounds like she’s grown up a lot and matured since her first wedding. Good for her. I remembered some of the things she said to her first husband were so childish.

Jo on

The more I read abut this wedding the dumber I realize this *itch is !!! She’s acting like she is some young innocent first time bride. She’s not !!! Not only has she been married (and had) before, but this out of work former football player (note I did not say star) she married has knocked her up not once, but twice !!! He lives off her money and from what her own lips have uttered, is of the most use in the bedroom ! Jessica, any woman with a brain knows you don’t marry a well endowed bull, you just use him as needed !!! Hope she has a strong prenup.

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