(Closed) Bride wants everyone to wear old BM dress to shower

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Haha!  I don’t know any poems, but that sounds like it’s gonna be a super fun shower!!! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve been thinking about it and what if you mention in the invite that bridesmaids were first used to confuse evil spirits of who was the real bride so they wouldn’t take her away, and then you can say that in carrying tradition you would like everyone to wear an old bridesmaid dress to protect the bride.

http://www.amusingfacts.com/facts/Detail/bridesmaid.html

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I once read on a blog of a bridal shower having that theme. I think the invitation said “Everyone’s a bridesmaid!” And mentioned wearing whacky tacky bridesmaid outfits from Goodwill or past ugly ones…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow, that is definitely a theme.  Good luck on the poem.  I am terrible with that stuff.  It’s her day, just try to keep a good attitude.  Personally I wouldn’t enjoy the task you have and would be dreading it 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

You didn’t get to choose

the colour, cut or style

Now it’s time to make that dress

go the extra mile

 

Bring the best and the worst

Puffy sleeves, huge bow or flower

And join us August Thirty first

For Sarah’s bridal shower!

 

Hmm… could use some tweaking, and obviously I just made up the personal details.  I couldn’t find a pre-written poem about it.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I think that would be a totally fun shower. For the attendees who’ve never been bridesmaids or gotten rid of old dresses, it would make it a fun trip to Goodwill 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love that theme – sounds like fun!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Weird.  What if you’ve never been a bridesmaid?  Or your old dress no longer fits?

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think if that’s the case you’d pick something up at the Good Will.  I have a bridesmaid dress that’s actually cute, and still fits.  I’d hate for my friend to see pics and think I was wearing it to an ugly bridesmaid dress party, so I’d probably hit up the second hand stores regardless.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Who’s going to this shower?  I don’t imagine a lot of older gals would welcome this.  Don’t get me wrong.  I think it’s a fun idea…if the shower consists of friends etc.

Also, I agree with folks who maybe haven’t been BMs.  Trip to Goodwill?  What if someone has a perfectly good dress to wear to a shower?  She has to go down to Goodwill to spend money she qouldn’t have to otherwise spend?  And besides Goodwill, what if not being a Bridesmaid or Best Man is a sore spot for someone?  What if someone asks another guest, “What bride made you wear that?”  And she has to sheepishly reply, “Ummm, no one, I wasn’t a Bm.  I had to pick it up at Goodwill.”  Or if some cousin feels slighted from not being in another’s bridal party…and they are both at this shower?

I don’t mean to be a stick in the mud, but this is the sort of thing that to me, looks good in theory, but can be a mess to apply.  If the gathering is small, (perhaps for a bachelorette party) it might be easier to do successfully.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

We did this for a shower once and it was so much fun.  We took photos with the bride with the guests grouped by color.  One of the games was who could throw the bouquet the farthest.

Granted, most of us were in our late/mid 30s but there were some others who were dying to be invited.

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