Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bridesmaid overview...

If you're a girl, you've heard the expression "Three times a bridesmaid, never a bride" or the variation of "always a bridesmaid..."  Well, I hope that's not true because I'm doing wedding numbers 3 and 4 this year.  So far, I have loved my brides before and after their weddings.  I have also loved them during even though I'm pretty sure for each of them it was the most stressful day of their lives. 

Volumes have been written and movies made about being a bridesmaid.  In this mini-series of bridesmaid posts I will touch on a few things that have stood out to me about being a bridesmaid.  I may interject other posts and just write these as they come to me, we will have to see.

Bridesmaids' Dresses
Although you are thrilled for your friend/sister/roommate and her lovely fiance, one of the primary concerns for every bridesmaid is "Oh my God, what will I have to wear?"  It seems that even the most reasonable type of woman loses her grip on fashion and good taste when given the power to dress their 6 closest friends on what is the most important day of  her life.  Colors and fabrics that they would not be caught dead in are suddenly free game because they are "springy" or "will look nice in the church" or "match tulips...and you know those have always been my favorite flower!"  So far, the dresses that have been imposed on me have not been out of control.  They have not always been my personal taste but they weren't feathered, sequined, or otherwise bejeweled.  Just a quick share...

Wedding #1
Bride: Christy
Relationship: College Roommate
Ensemble: Shiny, brown, T-length dress.  Off the shoulder straps.  Silver shoes. 

Wedding #2
Bride: Catie
Relationship: College Roommate
Ensemble: black floor length strapless dress.  Horizontally-pulled netting overlay.  Whatever shoes you want.

Wedding #3
Bride: Noelle
Relationship: very best friend
Ensemble: bright blue, knee length, cotton dress with "Y-neckline".  Has pockets for lipgloss.  Silver heels/sandals. 

Wedding #4
Bride: Camie
Relationship: Friend from college
Ensemble: TBA... there is talk of a "lovely burnt orange reddish colored" floor length dress with gold shoes.  I'll keep you posted.

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