I have seen my brides struggle more with the bridesmaid dresses than the wedding dresses and my experience has been no different. My dress is a bit unique and finding the right dresses to compliment it is proving very difficult…And they must be order by mid May to be in in time. Since I have been in five weddings, I have been beyond determined to find cute dresses that don’t cost a ton that they genuinely like and feel great in.
I schlepped all over town yesterday going to every dress boutique store, the whole time I was going back and forth in thinking, “we’ll get the most gorgeous dresses and really make a statement” though at the top of what I would ask them to spend, verse “I seriously don’t care what you wear just as long as you are up there with me wearing SOMETHING.”
Bride’s where are you at in this? Did you fall in love with a bridesmaid dress? Did you just pick anything that was remotely cute? Do I even NEED to love it?
I think the reason bridesmaid dresses put such a stress on brides is because it is one detail that we could/should not put so much thought into it. (But it’s sooooo hard to let go of it. Don’t I get to make EVERY decision for this shindig?) After all, are people going to see me standing with my bridesmaids and think, “This wedding stinks. Just look at those dresses.” Will it really affect their experience like the other details will? Like food, the venue, how comfortable they are, how much they enjoy the music. Unless you plan on having one bridesmaids sitting in the middle of each table as the centerpiece, bridesmaid dresses are even less a factor than decor.
Hmm. I may have just convinced myself how much I should not be stressing out over this detail. But in case I fall back into it, will someone put me out of my misery and tell me where you found your super cute and affordable bridesmaid dresses?
And, of course, we can’t have a post without a little something beautiful: a bridal session! Some of you may not be familiar with bridal sessions. Down South, brides get all dressed up in their wedding attire about a month before the wedding to get photos (one big portrait is usually placed by the registry table on the wedding day). Here’s one that caught my eye from Britney at Britney Smith Photography. Check out the rest of the session here. Enjoy!