Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ramblings of a bridesmaid

Maybe I'm not mature enough to understand the idea of willingly spending a ton of time and money on a friend's wedding, but I've got a bone to pick about being a bridesmaid. What's the deal with the custom where a bride chooses the dress, hair, and makeup for the bridesmaids, but doesn't pay for it? I get that the bride has her plate full with buying dinner for 200 guests and such, but the bridesmaids are supposed to adhere to appearance standards, help out with wedding tasks, throw a bridal shower, and they have to cover all those costs? 

Weddings can be a serious strain on the wallet if you're a bridesmaid. Hey brides, please do everyone a favour and pick dresses that can actually be worn again. That being said, just because it's a short dress, doesn't mean it can be worn again. Satin dresses that are bedazzled with jewels are probably too eye-catching to reuse as a guest at another wedding. And that bright lime green colour? It may look good for your wedding, but once lime green is out of season/style, it's just not functional. 

Brides, your bridesmaids want some flexibility! Instead of forcing your girls to buy the same dress at a high-end store for an upwards of $150, let them explore other options like finding a bridesmaid dress online.

If you're worried about sizing from an online store, I figured that even if I needed a few alterations, it would still be cheaper than paying regular retail price. Anyway, I think I've ranted enough. I've included some snaps from the bridal shower I co-hosted. And a few dresses that I'd be happy to wear as a bridesmaid. Simplicity? Timeless colours? Ability to dress down the dress? Yes please.

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  1. I love that navy and pink one! So beautiful.

  2. My maids are picking their own maxi dresses in different colours. They will be able to wear them again, are being bought on the highstreet and the choice is theirs. I want them to look beautiful! I'm no bridezilla. ;)

    Tara x

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  4. I think lots of brides are picking dresses that can be re-worn now, it's easier for the bridesmaids that way.

  5. Hahaha, there's something about weddings that just makes me go there full goth with sneakers. I hate fancy pancy events, they make me want to be rebellious :D
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  6. Great post! I love all of the photos~ bridesmaid dresses are so simple and elegant ^^
    ~Kiyomi from kokorosasa <3

  7. Great post. I am not a fan of being a bridesmaid. I have done it a few times in the past and I really want to be there for my friends and help them celebrate their big days but being a bridesmaid really is a huge burden.

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  9. Weddings can definitely be a serious strain on the wallet!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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