An Ode to Bridesmaid Dresses.


Dear Bridesmaid Dresses,

I hate you. You are the bane of my entire wedding. You make me vomit. You are scuuuuum between my toes.

But for real. These stupid dresses make me want to not get married. Let me set the stage for you:

My girls (although they don’t know who they are yet… some of them… be warned… you could be next…) are all very VERY modest. And if they weren’t, the venue requires modesty. 3/4 length sleeves, knee length skirts are a MUST. So I looked all over the place for a rockin’ set of dresses – I do NOT want them to all look the same. Let me tell you why…

BRIDESMAIDS ARE STILL INDIVIDUALS. Please do NOT make your girls all wear the same dress. Your friends, sisters, countrywomen, are all different people and body types (unless you’re a vain creature who made sure all your bridesmaids were skinny and could wear whatever hideous thing you stick on them to make yourself feel prettier than them). What looks good on your sister Barbie won’t look good on your cousin Bertha.  If you are determined to not leave the decision making power all to your girls (we all have that one girlfriend you’re just afraid to let walk out of the house if she’s dressed herself without any help), find a nice store or website that will let you pick a few styles in the same color or shades of the same color. Let the girls pick from those.

Anyway, back to what I was saying.

I spent three whole days on the internet (GASP) trying to get a good site for the dresses. Let me tell you, I am an AMAZING Googler. I pride myself on my Googling skills. What takes others hours takes me minutes. What takes other minutes takes me seconds. What takes others seconds… well, you get the point.

NO, Bing is not BETTER.

I couldn’t find a store to do it. Then… that glorious of all glories… I found It’s beautiful and have you SEEN the dresses?!?!

Oh. My. Goodness.

I quickly emailed the owner and asked her to contact me about the dresses… I’m thinking 8 months… tons of time.


I get an email back from her saying that they are already at too high a volume and cannot do the dresses. Please cry with me. I’m going to see if they can do the “ready made” dresses and get them altered… Unless y’all can find me a better place. All that searching… for nothing.

So… help me. Please.

And I hate you, Bridesmaid Dresses.

Love, Alfalfa – I mean, Liz




2 responses »

  1. Okay so to help you out here is a thought….Gail Chandler…in Covington is an amazing seamstress!! Gail K Fabrics off Cheshire Bridge Rd. has amazing fabrics that you can buy in bulk….any color you can possibly want. has a ton of patterns you can buy….or you can look at the invidual companies…McCalls, Simplicity, Vogue (which has some very cool patterns). If you chose 1 basic design, you could then change the ruffle/flower/collar to make it unique for each girl….same thing you would do with Dainty Jewell.

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