I didn’t have to, yet. My Maid/Matron of Honor, BM’s and Flower Girl were out dress hunting last evening. Had a great time. Maid/Matron of Honor is future sil, BM’s are my 23 and 21 yo daughters. Flower Girl is my 20 yo daughter. What the hell, she never had the opportunity as a child and wanted the job, I don’t care. Our Ring Man is MOH’s 16 yo son, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. He was so happy when I asked him.
Anyway, the girls and I were all out last evening, and one of them asked why I was picking the certain colors that I wanted, and my Maid/Matron of Honor says… “this is your mothers wedding, it will be the colors and style the way she wants it. When you girls get married, your party will wear the colors and styles you would like them to wear”. She went on to say “it is one night in your mom’s life that the party is all about her, go with it, have fun and be happy”. I love her, this is why she is my Maid/Matron of Honor.
By The Way… we did find the girls dresses last night, my Maid/Matron of Honor dress is at David’s Bridal and my daughters really didn’t find anything they were crazy about. We then hit Group USA, Saks off 5th Avenue and then Burlington Coat Factory. OMG… My 23 and 21 yo daughters now own matching, perfect fit, perfect color Bridesmaid Dresses; my 20 yo daughter has an absolutely perfect Flower Girl dress in the color I was looking at for her. Total for the 3 dresses $130, including tax.
Oh and my FI’s grandchildren will be carrying the Here Comes The Bride banners, and we picked up the dresses for the 10 and 9 yo girls matching and perfect size, only $17 each. Now I have to dress the 13 yo bonus gd and the 5 yo bonus gs.
I just can not believe it. My dress is $549 at David’s but being made by Dressilyme instead. Now I will have my whole wedding party dressed for less than that, including my dress. Only thing left to work on it the pants/shirts/ties for the guys. That will be easy though, the guys are wearing Black Jeans that I will not give them until the rehearsal dinner, a nice button up oxford style shirt, and a tie that FI’s mom is making out of mossyoak fabric. She is also making thier mossyoak back vests.
I am just so excited about this.