- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Oh, bees…I need some help :/
I’m started to become run-down, worn out and discouraged figuring out what to do about my bm dresses. I’m also trying my hardest to keep them under $100 and be nice by catering to different girls’ requests.
In my ideal world, I’d like my bridesmaids (6 girls) to each wear a different color (rich and bright tones)–see example photos:
Or even something like this:
I have compromised on a few things already and having different colored or patterned dresses is something I really don’t want to have to compromise on.
So, some ideas we’ve come up with so far are to:
1. keep trying desperately to find the colors/tones of dresses I want (colors from first two photos above) in sizes from 0-22 (I would just used David’s but the price is a bit high AND they aren’t the colors I’d like :/ –maybe the colors will change into the fall?
2. have every girl find a light gray short dress and also buy a summer shrug (each in a different color)–but it’ll be June in St. Louis, MO (and although it’ll be shaded by trees and around 5pm, it’s still hot and humid).
3. find printed dress that all “go” (see second photo above) in sizes 0-22
4. make (or have made) 1 seam convertible wrap dress (http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/infinity-dress.html) in the colors and sizes we need/want. This *seems* like the most feasible option BUT I’ve heard they can be a hassle and with some girls being plus-size and also well-endowed, I don’t know how well this will work?????????
Here are the requests I’m trying to cater to, from the bridesmaids:
–above the knee length, if possible
—slightly below or at knee length, if possible
(either of those are okay with me…even if all girls aren’t at the same length, that’s fine too)
—covered arms with a shrug, cardigan or bolero (self-conscious of arms)
Can any of you guys help??? Any similar experiences????? with any of the dress types I’ve mentioned or trying to make a “rainbow” or catering to wishes???
I’m so exhausted but I really want to stick to my guns.