- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I was extremely overjoyed when I got all the orders in for my bridesmaids’ dresses, then I got a call from the salon telling me that they can’t get my dresses in the shade of purple I ordered? Are you kidding me? couldn’t you tell me this before you charged everyone’s credit card??
Back story: My colors are blue and purple and I’ve been on an insane quest to find the perfect shade of royal purple. I’m obsessed with purple, my coat is purple, my laptop case is purple, cell phone case etc. My BMs are all wearing different dresses from the B2 Jasmine line, my maid & matron of honor are wearing blue & 4 BMs are wearing purple (well hopefully). The dresses originally come in a poly chiffon fabric, but the shade of purple in that fabric is too light (more of a lavender). The salon owner told me that we could pay $30 for a fabric change to cotton chiffon which comes in the PERFECT shade of purple (its bright and vibrant). Thankfully all my wonderful bridesmaids agreed to pay the extra $30 to get the desired shade of purple. All the deposits were in and I checked Bridesmaids dresses off my list. Fast forward about a week and someone from the salon called to tell that the company won’t do the fabric change for ONE of the girls’ dresses… ok fine… I called her and she chose a different dress. When I called back to give them the new style number, she proceeds to tell me that they won’t do the fabric change for any of the four dresses… are you kidding me??? Why didn’t you say so the first time you called??
Now my dilemma: should all the girls wear blue? Or do I go through the task of finding all new dresses again??? It took so long to find the perfect shade of purple in a light fabric, that I don’t even know if there are any designers that carry the shade of my dreams. I just can’t envision 6 girls in blue standing next to me. Before I was even engaged or had the thought of being engaged I always knew my bridesmaids would wear purple. What would you do? Should I just suck it up and have everyone wear blue?