So I’ve asked 3 people to be bridesmaids. My cousin, my friend of 15 years and my fiance’s sister.
It’s too late to order dresses from a particular designer or anything, so we’re looking off the rack. I’m hoping for coral, and even though Milliner Blair Nadeau says its the color of the season, it’s been impossible to find the color in dress form. It’s easy to find in shirts for some reason.
So me and 2 bridesmaids (one was sick) spent the whole day Saturday 9-5 looking at dresses and finding styles that I’m fine with, but not a color I’m happy with. They ended up looking either very orange, or almost purple in the pictures I took. Purple always makes the permabags under my eyes more prominent and makes me look dead. I can’t be near purple because I look awful. Especially not on my wedding day! We’ve already bought a ton of stuff in pink, and we can’t go orange because fiance is a redhead so he rightfully wants nothing to do with red or orange at the wedding.
One of the bridesmaids had to leave our shopping trip early, and me and one other ended up going to a different mall and finding a dress I was totally happy with! It’s the style I was hoping for and the color is much better than anything else we’ve seen.
I sent the photo of the winning dress to the other two bridesmaids and one said she’s happy with this dress. The other said no. She said it looks more like a clubbing dress rather than a bridesmaid dress, which I don’t see at all. I have a dress that actually looks pretty much like it, but its in blue and I’ve worn it to cocktail occasions and never felt out of place.
She wants to try on dresses at David’s Bridal but I really, really hate the colors there and they look completely different on their website than they do in person. The pink looks like purple in person and the orange is mega orange. And I was so excited over this other dress, and 2 out of 3 bridesmaids are happy with it.
What do I do? I don’t want to order people what to wear, especially if they are spending their own money on it. But this is the dress I am happiest with and it only costs $70. Money is tight with the two bridesmaids who love this dress.
I was ready to settle with a dress style that I was just ok with so that we could find the color I liked. But this is the style I was hoping for AND the color too.
I was afraid of getting bridesmaids because I thought this would happen. What do I do now?
I’ve spent every single day this week looking in different malls and different boutiques for dresses in a shade of pink that isn’t actually neon, purple, or orange or have a pattern.
Here’s the other 2 dresses we narrowed down this weekend.
People are suggesting buying from American websites, but I just checked, and anything in pink is sold out at the department stores. Besides, I’m sure the bridesmaids wouldn’t want to buy something without trying it on, because I know I wouldn’t. And the duty surprise at the border could make them crazy expensive.