I dropped the clue of how many bridesmaids I will be having in my last post, but in case you missed it, I have eight. Eight lovely ladies standing up with me on our wedding day—that’s a lot of girls to worry about dressing. Don’t fret. I will introduce the Honey ‘maids soon. Today I’m talking about the search for what to have the girls wear. My bridesmaids’-dress search was, um, not.fun. So rather than bore you with my freak-outs, meltdowns, and indecision-making, I have created a step-by-step guide on how I came to the conclusion of what my girls will wear.
Step One. Image search the crap out of bridesmaids’ dresses:
Step Two. Being overwhelmed with the choices, go ahead and just pick something and send out an email to your ladies telling them “what they’ll wear.” (My first idea was gray dresses paired with tights and Uggs to make the party look more wintery.)
Step Three. Mull over your decision for two months, all the while looking at wedding blogs. Second guess your original decision because of pictures like these:
Step Four. Change your mind on original decision because gray dress + black tights + gray Uggs is what I like to call frumpalicious and was a split-second decision. If panic ensues, switch around your color palette and introduce a new color because it fits your vision better:
Step Five. Take feedback from your girls and tweak the color of dresses once more and settle on a new color that is universally flattering:
Step Six. Realize the TREND you have fallen for. Collect loads of inspiration pictures from wedding blogs and actually enjoy browsing bridesmaids’ dresses:
Step Seven. Go ahead and pour yourself a glass of wine because you, my friend, are done searching for bridesmaids’ dresses. The answer was under you nose—er—on your computer screen all along:
Photo by Jen Rodriguez
One more? OK, twist my arm because this next picture is purrrrfect:
Step Eight. Jump on the amazing bandwagon that is mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses. Put full faith in your girls to choose their own dresses (with a few guidelines) and feel the burden lift off your shoulders.
Who else is loving this trend and gave their ‘maids full control over which dresses they will wear? Who thinks I’m crazy?