- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
I searched high and low for the perfect bridesmaids dresses, and I am so happy with what I came up with. I have five girls, ages 22 to 38, every size and personality in between. I found a beautiful tea length dress in a deep blue-green color that compliments their different skin tones, has boning to “support the girls” and slim the waist, and an A line cut to float gracefully away. I finagled the cheapest base price in the city for this dress, plus an extra 15% off because I got my dress at the same store.
There are some uncomfortable dynamics in the group, between my maid of honor (sister, who I am not close too, lives 1500 miles away) and my matron of honor (sister, just not by blood, my neighbor, named one of her daughters after me). I decided that all the girls would wear the same color because they are all so very important to me in different ways. Everyone is ok with this.
Now, my matron of honor is refusing to order her dress at the same store, because she doesn’t want to drive out to the store (45 minutes, we live in the boonies). The thing is, the store she is ordering from is 40 minutes away. Now, I am terrified it won’t be the same dress, and both stores tell me that all of the dresses should come from the same dye batch so they are the same color. She can call the measurements into the store so she wouldn’t even have to go up to that “far away” store now!
She refuses to listen or respect my wishes, which I have very politely expressed to her. I don’t want to worry for the next 5 months that something is going to go wrong. I also don’t want my sister to be upset if they are different colors, because it will look like I honored one girl more than the other.
I hope I don’t sound like a bridezilla. If it were a matter of money, or was truly inconvenient, I would abslutely understand. I guess I just don’t understand her reasoning. She is going to the “wrong” store to order the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress tomorrow…what should I do?!??!