Wednesday, April 8, 2009

And you thought you had it bad....

Just the other night I was speaking to one of my friends about her bridesmaid dress. She loves her dear bride very much, but not so much the dress. The bride has nine bridesmaids and to try to accommodate 9 different style and bodies was nearly impossible. She really wanted to keep them in the same dress to keep more focus and variety in the flowers. Basically, the bridesmaid dresses worked as a nice backdrop to the gorgeous fresh flower bouquets.

My friend understood that she was the bridesmaid and not bride so ultimately it wasn't her decision. And then she admitted that it wasn't horrible and it could always be worse. I agreed, it could always be worse. This sparked my memory of a website one of the consultants found years ago. You have to check it out. Bridesmaids all over have submitted their most horrifying experience of being a bridesmaid. Its sure to make you laugh and take you back a couple of years. I rest assure you, non of the dresses displayed on the site are available or found at Solutions Bridal. So, if your bridesmaid, I promise your Solutions Bridal Bride won't end up with one of those!

After doing some research on bridesmaid dress disasters I came across a $5,000 contest at The for the ugliest dress. That's right, an opportunity to trade in the ugly for cash! The picture shown appears to be in the lead.

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Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.