- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Where to even begin…
I’ve only ever been a bridesmaid once, and it was pretty awful, I have to say. My cousin picked these black satin dresses (during the end of June, it was sooo hot!) that did not breathe at all and had a train. The bustle broke repeatedly so eventually we just safety pinned the darn things. Needless to say, I didn’t want that experience for my girls.
My girls are very unique in terms of physique. 2 are very “blessed,” one is not. They’ve all had kind of different requests for their dresses. While I know I can’t please everyone, I wawnted to try to do the best I could.
When I went to meet with a seamstress regarding my gown alterations, she mentioned that she does custom Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I thought this was perfect! She could make them all according to measurements, each Bridesmaid or Best Man could tell her exactly what they want. The dresses would be made from the same bolt of fabric, and they’d be cheaper than any in-store/on-line dress I had seen! She also does not charge for alterations, and can do them within an hour or two for BMs coming in from out of town.
I immediately send a FB message to the girls (obvi not the preferred message of communication, but that way everyone gets the same message) since they’re all over the country. 2 of the girls respond right away. I hear not a peep from Future Sister-In-Law.
Then I wake up this morning and Fiance tells me “oh, while you were out of town yesterday, my sister called and told me…” (picture me preparing game face) essentially that she didn’t want to do it this way because she is 2 months pregnant and doesn’t want to have to worry about getting fit for a dress a couple of days prior to the wedding. Mind you, she’ll deliver the wonderful little one sometime in Sept. and the wedding isn’t until Dec. She then proceeded to tell him that in all the weddings she has been to, the bride has just chosen a national line like JCrew or Ann Taylor. Yeah, I looked at those websites and anything floor length (request of MOH) was $250+. I’m not comfortable asking them to pay that much for a dress. It’s been 17 days since I’ve contacted them regarding this idea and I had never heard back from her. Apparently she could only relate this to me through her little brother. Grumble. If you read the whole thing, you’re much more patient than I right now…