- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Forgive me if I ramble, it’s been a long week. So my bridal party consists of 5 ladies: my sister, my sister-in-law, 2 cousins, and my best friend/MOH. Their sizes range from about a 12/14 up to 34w/36w. If possible, I’d like the girls to all wear the same style of dress, so the sizing makes it a bit of a challenge. I decided to go with the convertible/twist/wrap/infinity/multi-way/the list could go on forever type dress (like the ones available through two birds bridesmaids and the dessy group). I know there are a few other places out there that have this style of dress. My ultimate goal is to find a site that has the dress in the range of sizes I need, in a floor length, and a deep purple color, for a decent price. Did I mention I’m a major cheapskate? I would just feel guilty about having members of my bridal party pay a huge amount of money (like over $100) for a dress they might only wear once, considering how rough the economy is right now and the fact that I know each of them need to be careful with their finances. For a while I was eyeing the convertiblewrapdress.com site, but they stopped offering the 2 shades of purple I was debating between, and the site pics all seem to come from the dessy group site, which is never a good sign of being a reputable company. They have this type of dress available through the target website, but the plus sizes are only in short length, and I’m not sure if the largest size would fit my largest bridemaid anyway. The one site I have seen that has decent prices and the sizes I’m looking for is swakdesigns.com, the only problem is that they don’t have the dark purple color that I want in a full length dress, only in the shorter length. My sister even called the company to see if they made the dress in the longer length in purple, but they don’t. So I could either go with another color, like a tealy blue (which is close but not quite one of my wedding colors of a more peacock/tealy green), or go with the shorter length dress in the color I want, or I could get the dress in full length in white and attempt to dye them at home to get the color I want (which has the potential to become a disaster if the dying doesn’t go just right). So I guess my question would be, do any of you ladies know of any other sites that have the size range I need for this style of dress for a decent price? Or should I just pick one of the options from the swakdesigns site, and if so, which one? Have any of you ladies tried dying a rayon/spandex mix fabric before? Again, sorry for the rambling.