Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bridesmaid's Dresses

An amazing thing happened the other day: 6 women agreed on 1 dress that they all liked. I never, in my life, thought that would happen.
When I met up with my bridesmaids to pick out bridesmaids dresses for the wedding, I anticipated they would all want to wear different styles. I had a few caveats: knee length and all the same color of teal. This did narrow down the dress selection, but I wasn’t too worried.
The girls were a flurry of picking out dresses and trying them on. However, it didn’t really seem like we were getting anywhere. It was suggested, by a wise friend, that I be more specific on the dresses. I was hesitant to do this, as I wanted everyone to feel special in their dress and I didn’t think I would be able to define that for them. However, it also didn’t seem like we were getting anywhere. After speaking with the lady helping us (Thanks Be Ella Bridal!), I narrowed down the dress selection to a particular brand and fabric type. I was worried this would mean we wouldn’t please everyone or end up finding any dresses that day.
I was completely shocked and relived when the opposite almost immediately happened. With a smaller selection to try from, the girls seemed more able to pick dresses they really felt good in. I was completely ok with everyone wearing their own style of dress, as long as they liked it and it met my few stipulations. However, Sarah (MOH) came across a long dress that everyone tried on and amazingly liked. With assurances that they would cut the dress to knee length for free and it came in teal, we were set! Who knew that it could be so easy?
I am ecstatic that everyone seems to like their dress and I really like it too! I kinda want one of my own.
Everyone was SO EXCITED (can't you tell) to show me how they looked on (pre-alterations):

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