Bridesmaid Dress-ing

From the very beginning, I knew that I’d be paying for my bridesmaids’ dresses. This is one of those things that has always bugged me about weddings – if I choose the dress for them to wear, why should they have to shell out for it? Having said that, I knew that I didn’t want to spend a fortune on my friends’ dresses, as I (too) have a strict budget to adhere to.

Luckily for me, I found EXACTLY what I wanted at French Connection. The Shelby dress ($198, purchased at 40% off) had the perfect color (royal blue), the perfect length (maxi), and the perfect pleats (who doesn’t like pleats?). After two of my bridesmaids got to try on the dress, and give me their seal of approval…the decision was made. Sadly, my maid of honor still hasn’t tried on the dress, as she lives far away from yours truly (and from French Connection)…but from what she’s seen so far, she likes it too! Hooray!

Now, because the dress is so long, the girls will be able to wear their own shoes…which gives me one less thing to worry about.

I can’t express how good it feels to have yet another important wedding detail in the bag!

2 thoughts on “Bridesmaid Dress-ing

  1. Nice! And glad they got to try them on in their actual sizes. My bridesmaids got their dresses from a bridal shop, and only got to try samples (each of my BMs had different styles (same colour, though) but were all from Dessy).

    • I toyed with the idea of different styles…but in the end, I’d prefer a uniform look. Which is why it was so important to find the type of a dress that would flatter various body types. I think this maxi does the job! And the color…I’m in love! :)