- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I have 5 BM’s and I have chosen the colour they will wear for their dresses, letting them choose their style and paying for 50% of the cost of the dress (because I feel bad they cost so much -about $230, ugh)
They have chosen their dresses and we are almost ready to order.
My sister of all of the 5 I am struggling to side with her on her dress selection. I would love for any of you to show me pictures of what she is creating in my head and how it will work, or force me to fight and be a little crazy on swaying her to do what I want….I am honestly open, what do I know, but I am one to visualize and I don’t love what the picture looks like in my head.
So it’s July and either going to be cold, perfect, or an absolute humid, gross scorcher. Gotta love Canada, I’ve been freezing by the woodstove in July and I’ve been in hot humid grossness.
I am in my long gown, as are the mothers (mine and FI’s)
My BM’s are in the dresses of their choice, all knee length ish (either just above, on or below, whatever) except for the sister. Full length gown.
I am just under 5’9”, my BM’s are 5’4” to 5’7” except for my sister, she is 6’2″, pushing 6’3″ (she’s 16, so somehow still growing)
All I can picture is her looking like a purple mass with all the fabric amounst the other ladies. She is not huge in terms of overweight, she’s just a big girl naturally with her height and and I just don’t feel she’d be doing herself any justice in the big dress alongside 4 other girls in knee length dresses.
She is in Gr. 11 now and says she is going to wear the dress in her Gr. 12 year for Prom if she gets to have it long and she won’t if it’s short. Love her, but she’ll be the one two weeks before and guilt my Mom into another dress.
Not only will the long dress not be long enough full length, she’ll have to order extra fabric (if she goes knee length ish she’ll have to order the long version regardless and have it hemmed properly for her), which is enough of an extra expense too.
So I need something, is this going to work, should I just not care, or….should I fight this a little? I love her, I want her to look her best, but I also want her to feel that way too, that’s why I gave them the option to pick. I just struggle with “the look” beside everyone else and if it’s hot, I will be damn hot, anyone else in a long dress will be melting that much more too.
Oh the fun!