- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
On Tuesday, I got together with 4 out of my 6 girls, and went dress shopping–and, what a day, it was! We started the adventure off about an hour later than planned, but that probably worked out in our favour. The store we thought would be our best bet opened an hour later than the others, but this way, we ended up going right to it. At this store, everyone fell in love with a dress they each loved, but unfortunately the prices were a bit (*cough*) steeper than we were expecting. To give you an idea, the cheapest one that we liked was $228 (the other 3 were $270).. but, that’s not all. Because the only fabric that came in navy was a ‘supreme satin’, and no one had picked a supreme satin dress, there would also be a $60 charge on top of that to get the right colour/fabric. Yeah, not happening.. as willing as they may have seemed.
Store #2 was just across the street from the first, and although it didn’t have quite the same selection to choose from, the prices were cheaper, and, Bridesmaid or Best Man B found her dress on the very first try. You guys would have busted up at her, it was quite funny. At the first store, she had fallen in love with a long dress (which I talked her out of, as I’d like the ladies all in knee/tea length dresses–preferrably the same, if possible), and this new dress was short to her dismay.. until she tried it on. As soon as she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror, she shouted, “F*ckin’ kiss my a$$! This is my dress!!!!” It was really quite random, but it made the day. :] As it just so happens, BM/sister J fell in love with the same dress (but, later changed her mind)..
BM/sister S was having a harder time finding/deciding on something, as she was still lusting over her $300+ dress at the first store, but with a lot of dress-pulling help from the rest of us, she found her choice. Maid/Matron of Honor H rounds out the 4 of the girls who were there in her 2-tone dress.. after I finally talked her out of a long dress (which I have a feeling I’ll still have to fight her on, lol). All 4 of the dresses were $199. Still more expensive than I was hoping for the ladies, but they’re okay with it.. especially because there was no extra charge for fabric, lol (we were smart and made sure we were choosing satin). 😛
Now, that would have been well-and-good, but as it turns out, Maid/Matron of Honor H is not a fan of the dress she decided on (she told me in a phone call, last night), neither was BM/sister J (as I mentioned before), and I got thinking about how random all the dresses seemed to be–one had bling, 2 were plain, one was 2-toned–how was it all going to look? So, I took to the Internet to browse some more!
After a tiny bit of searching, I found a dress that I thought would flatter all the girls, and it just so happens to match my dress because of the appliques:
My sisters had stayed over for about a week, so we took advantage of them being here, and I got them to try on the dress..
Everyone seems to like this new dress, except BM/sister S is holding out because she loves the dress she chose.
So, now I’m stuck. I feel like if I make them all wear the same thing, I’m going to be thought of as a bridezilla, and I totally don’t want that to be the case! If anything, I’d prefer it if Fiance planned this whole thing, and all I have to do is show up–I’m so indecisive!
Personally (like I’ve said before), my wish was to have them in all the same dresses, and then have different shoes (colours/heel height, shape, etc.). Everyone ended up falling in love with a different dress, though, and I don’t want them to hate me for making them wear something they don’t like..
What do you ladies think? Could the mismatched dresses work? Or should I stick to my guns and have them suck it up (keep in mind if deciding by pics that BM/sister S is wearing the wrong size, so it would definitely fit her better/be more flattering, later)?
Fiance says that I should grow a backbone, and have a say in my wedding, but I’m a total pushover, haha.. ugg.