Thursday, October 8, 2009

No naked bridesmaids

FINALLY, after interminable email discussions, we found a dress that suits the color, style, and price requirements of all involved. I can't begin to imagine how long reaching consensus would have taken if I had more than TWO special ladies.

Here's the ironic thing: I didn't want to choose a dress for them. I felt funny telling grownups what to wear, when, after years of experimentation, they know what suits them best.

I suggested that they just each choose a lovely, floaty/ non-shiny dress in one of the wedding colors. But they insisted that I choose the dress - while maintaining veto power, because of the aforementioned hard-earned knowledge. That made for a lot of back and forth negotiations, and some near meltdowns on my part. ("What?!?!? They won't bend to my iron fashion will??!??! Are they really my friends??!?!?!")

Thank you, Anthropologie! Your half price sales are the salvation of girls everywhere with champagne tastes and beer budgets.


Brittney said...

I TOTALLY get where you are coming from. It just feels WEIRD picking out an outfit for someone and then telling them to buy it... lol. I mentioned this to one of my bridesmaids and she simply said, "But that's how it works... it's expected!"

Doesn't make me feel any less weird =)

Halsey said...

I would totally feel the same way about choosing. Glad you found something though!!

buhdoop said...

Cute dress, good choice!

A.Mountain.Bride said...

half price sale? what? GOOD TO KNOW!

and the dress is lovely :-)

the un-bride said...

Wow, and I felt overwhelmed just trying to get them in LBDs & the same color shoes. Congrats & nicely done!