- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Wanna critique my email to my attendants? It’s a little long but that’s because I want this to be the comprehensive one-and-only email from me on the subject. Don’t wanna blow up their inboxes like I’ve had mine blown up in the past. I definitely hope I don’t seem like a bridezilla and the point I always want to get across to my girls that I appreciate their participation and I want them to enjoy and have fun too. Of course I have a certain aesthetic that I’m going for and I need them to conform to it, but I don’t want it to feel restrictiveor demanding. Here goes:
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I’m fairly flexible with the dresses you guys choose. Since there are two of you, there are basically three options. (1) both of you wear the same dress in the same color (2) you wear the same dress in different colors or (3) you wear different dresses in the same color.
As for colors, the wedding theme colors are orange and purple with light turquoise as an accent color. I would like for your dress to match or compliment this color scheme.
In terms of the dresses themselves, I would like them to be long and either strapless, one-shoulder or halter. The fabric isn’t so important to me, but because of the warm weather in [Destination], I would think you would want something flowy and somewhat breathable like a chiffon or a jersey rather than a satin or taffeta. But it’s up to you. See attached for the inspiration boards. I recommend purchasing from the following websites, but if you find something suitable elsewhere, go for it. Just please let me see it before purchasing.
Shoes and Accessories
If you don’t mind, could you try to wear some heels (wedges are cool too!) at least for the processional/ pics? Feel free to wear shoes you already have as long as they make sense with the dress you choose. You won’t be standing during the ceremony so it shouldn’t be too bad. Love you guys but I don’t want it to be super obvious that I’m 6 inches taller than both of you 🙂
As far as jewelry and whatnot, go nuts. I don’t have any preferences whatsoever. Wear nothing, wear everything, wear whatever makes you happy.
We will be having a “day of beauty” the day before the wedding in the bridal suite where you can get your mani/pedi, eyebrow shaping, facials and whatnot. The morning of the wedding, a stylist will be doing our hair and makeup. Therefore, you really needn’t bring anything except, like your favorite nail polish if you have one. My makeup artist has assured me that she can match any skintone, but if you’re married to your foundation, you may want to bring that along as well.
If you don’t plan on using your cell phone in [Destination], please try to make yourself available at least an hour before the wedding events so that I can reach you in case I need to ask for your help with any logistical issues. Please come over to the bridal suite at the appointed time on Saturday morning so that we can make our beauty appointments and take any “getting ready” photos. Beyond that, you’re free as a bird. Hope you make a little time to enjoy the island!
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