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!

Shoes, shoes, shoes!

THE dress is in the bag (so to speak), so I can definitely breathe easy…but there’s still a few not-so-tiny details that need to be taken care of…like shoes! I am not one for boring white pumps – in my opinion, the more glitter, the better!

My perfect wedding pair of shoes will have a pop of color, some fun detailing, and some quirk…just like these Loubies, Miu Miu booties, Zara sandals, and of course, my fave wedding shoes ever – Melissa x Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Heart! Swooooon!

Which ones do you like?

Photo Credits: Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu, Zara, WeHeartIt