I am absolutely convinced that selecting a bridesmaid dress is more difficult than a wedding dress. No. Doubt.
You see, when it comes to a wedding dress, you kind of know what you like, what looks best, and what look you are going for. Not that it is easy to pick the dress…but when you are physically trying on all of the dresses, it definitely helps.
So maybe it would be easy if you had all of your bridesmaids together and all of the dresses you were thinking about using, and they could try them all on it would be easier…but that is not my situation, and I venture to say it is not the situation of many brides.
Nope, I communicate with my girls on Facebook.
The second they all said yes, I created a Facebook page for easy communication….except for the 2 that don’t use Facebook. I have posted picture upon picture and idea upon idea on this page in order for them to see what I am thinking and provide feedback (like on some of those Pinterest Fails).
First I had to decide what color of dress I wanted. Originally I had thought to put the girls in purple and the guys in green…but somewhere along the line we ended up buying purple accent pieces for the guys…and I knew I didn’t want both sides in the same color…so that left green or brown for the girls.
When Shai and I first went shopping to look for the bridal party, we went in every store imaginable – BEBE, Arden B, BCBG, Express, AX, New York & Co, Urban Outfitters, H&M, etc. Note, we did not go into a “bridal store” because I really wanted to find dresses that were made to be worn elsewhere than a wedding — not a dress made for a wedding that I could say “oh sure, you can totally wear this again somewhere” riiiiight. We actually found one dress (not telling where) that we both liked, but it was our first day looking and I wasn’t sure if it was the color I wanted to go with…and so we kept on looking.
Fast forward almost 4 months of me looking online at dresses at even MORE stores and a lot of posts that looked like this
That one on the right still looks like it has a lot of blue in it to me! At this point, regardless of whether it looks only green in person — it looks blueish green in a picture…and that is what I will be looking at for much longer! So that one was opted out — even after he asked several women which they liked better and had them confirm both were green lol.
We then found a color I loved…only to be told that they could only make dresses in it — not sashes!! Back to the beginning. Somehow, even though we had been saying dark green from the beginning…there were still more and more color swatches popping out of the woodwork. I put a lot of faith in Shai and the lady helping him with the final selection I made (nope, it isn’t any of the ones you see here). The lady told us that they will be ready in 3 months – just in time for me to get home! I am certainly glad he was able to help me out with that because if we had waited until I was home we may not have had enough time to get them made … or worse … have to pay extra for them to be rushed! He is such a great groom huh?
I am so excited to finally have everything for the girls done and put behind me, I am rarely an indecisive person and it just feels uncomfortable to have decisions left unmade. Now truthfully all I have left to do are the small details and DIY touches I want to do when I get home. If it wasn’t for the fact that everything I bring out here I have to bring back, I swear I would have already turned my room out here into a craft factory.