Bright and Lovely Bridesmaids
Take five girls, add two dressing rooms, one baby, hundreds of dresses, and subtract one consultant, and you’ll have a pretty good snapshot of my Saturday afternoon! More specifically, it was my bridesmaids’ fun-filled, slightly-chaotic day of dress-shopping.
That’s my sis-in-law on the left and my BFFs to the right. I asked the girls to choose and try on any dresses they liked, so they started hunting through the racks.
My niece helped by checking out the prices for us. Thanks, baby girl!
That’s Mr. Parfait’s sis-in-law on the left. These two dresses were early favorites, despite the strange brown+navy color combo of one sample. You’ll have to imagine all of these styles in pink!
Heehee, I was in this girl’s wedding two years ago, and I think the white bridesmaid dresses had her reminiscing. After a few rounds of dress-up, I found a dress that I had kept in my Inspiration folder and made all four girls try it on. Here was the inspiration:
I loved everything about this dress! The romantic ruffles at the top, the shiny ribbon around the waist, the flowing skirt. I was so excited to see it in person!
My dear friends, however, vetoed the dress (left) almost immediately. And sadly, I had to agree. Maybe it was the color and size of the sample, but it just wasn’t as lovable in person!
Meanwhile, everyone was still feeling the green and brown dresses.
Despite the shine, I added this blue dress to the mix. It looked stunning on each girl, but the unforgiving fabric inspired talk of workout videos, Spanx, post-pregnancy Spanx-like apparel, and crunches. After three hours in the store (!!!), each girl chose her favorite, which narrowed it down to the top three:
And where was I this whole time?
Oh, I was there all along—playing with my sweet, little munchkin!
Did you (or will you) go shopping with your bridesmaids? How many outings did it take to decide on a dress?