(Original title is original.)
I know it’s been a while, guys! I’ve been trying to get my thesis done for university, and at the time of publication I have just received pro pics! We’re still waiting on some images, though, so hang tight.
Now, after reading all the newbee blogger blog posts, I realised something: I never talked to you about the bridesmaids’ dresses. To be 100% honest, this was the most difficult part of the wedding (that, and groomsmen shirts—detecting a theme here?). My dress—easy. Groom and groomsmen suits—check! But bridesmaids’ dresses? Gorramn, it was flipping difficult.
After some talks with the girls, we set some criteria:
- We needed a colour that would suit all the girls and that they would feel comfortable in.
- We would keep the dresses similar in colour and fabric, but different styles. All the girls have different body types, and we all agreed that different styles might better flatter each type instead of sticking to one style.
- We were keeping all the dresses knee length (as in, either just over, under, or on the knee).
And off we went in search of the perfect bridesmaids’ dresses. Cue Indiana Jones music here.
Now, I expect fancy-shmancy dresses to be in the $100AU to $200AU range. It’s a given. The materials are supposed to be luxe, the design beautiful, and the tailoring is oftentimes difficult. However, the prices on some of the dresses I found would’ve given me a stroke had I had the inclination to have that sort of thing!
I wanted the mismatched look. To me, the mismatched, same-coloured bridesmaids’ dresses look gorgeous and they’d suit the different sizes of my bridal party. I have short, petite ‘maids; tall, athletically built ‘maids; and broad-shouldered ‘maids. So I needed to find a happy medium, like this bride did: