Swan Wedding #14: The Bridesmaids
The bridesmaid dresses could be a very tricky wedding decision. One, because although they are some of your all time favourite people with their own opinions, body shapes, skin tones and sense of style, most brides can’t help the niggly feeling that the bridesmaid dresses should fit perfectly with the style, colour scheme and theme of the wedding the bride so carefully put together. It is hard juggling the dress-they-can-wear-again-and-again vs I-don’t-want-you-to-blend-in-with-the-tablecloths-BUT-I-do-want-you-to-fit-in-with-the-wedding-style game.
Dirk and I want our wedding day to be informal, charming and relaxed with pops of fun. Our little “entourage” should fit the profile and are part of the elements that set the tone to create this feeling.
*Sad Puppy Face* Do you have any idea how badly I wanted to pretty-up my maid of honour in a gorgeous bright pattern? I spent weeks scouring fabric shops for something suitable in the right blue. Oh how I envy you US readers who have gasp-for-air-pretty fabric at the tips of your fingers. Sad face.
SO then we moved along to plan B for an alternative. This would be different style dresses in the same colour, or a bold mix of co-ordinating colours in the same style dress… BUT… and here comes my second hurdle… I only have one bridesmaid, SO scrap that idea. Sad face.
But… Plan C is going to be gorgeous! We have decided to bring colour and pattern into the neckline to create a dress that is unique and completely suited to our bright and fun wedding colour sheme. (It will also be a super cute link to what the boys will be wearing, but you will have to wait and see!) Also, this way, we do not have to worry about flowers either, as the dress is already quite busy. Free hands to help me grab a tissue AND none of that arduous double bouquet for the bridesmaids when she needs to take the bride’s bouquet! Bonus!
Next time: The countdown continues!