- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
So, the same bridesmaid who asked if her FI can be in the wedding party (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/bridesmaid-asks-for-her-fi-to-be-in-wedding-party) is at it again.
I told my four BMs that once the semester has ended, I’ll be e-mailing out 20 different dress choices for them. I chose the end of the semester because I’m graduating in two weeks, two are in grad school, and one is in nursing school (the BM in question isn’t in school, nor has a job…). Everyone just would breathe easier to deal with dress stuff after they were done with their classes. I want them to choose the dress they want (and can afford) and I listed about four color choices for each. And I told them I just wanted them in flats in palamino, cream, or nude and that I’d be sending along examples, but they can buy whatever they want.
I think I’m being very open-minded. Plus, I want them to choose what they like, would feel comfortable in, and can afford. All four have very different body shapes. All the dress choices are ankle/floor length with long or 3/4 sleeves (no shoulders showing). Some have v-neck cuts, some higher necks, rounded necklines…something for everyone! And in various shades of purple. They all know the specifics I’m looking for.
Anyway, this BM called me saying she found her bridesmaid dress! I nearly fainted. She described the dress and it’s…so wrong. It’s above the knee, strapless, button-up in the back, and in fuchsia.
I, as calmly as possible, told her that wouldn’t work. And that in three weeks time I’d send out the list. But she loved it and thinks it has a modern-vintage feel and goes with my theme. I said no again. When I asked the price, it was $800.00 MORE than the average dress I was asking them to get, so I tried to explain that to her, but that didn’t work, either. Oh, and she also found the perfect stilettos, too… Argh!
She said, “Well, next time I go out looking, I’ll send you a picture before I buy a dress.”
I feel like I’m talking to a wall.