Monday, October 11, 2010

Bridesmaid Dress Dilemma

Even though my wedding isn't until November 12, 2011.. I decided to get a jump start on looking for bridesmaid dresses. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a very picky person, so finding a bridesmaid dress that fit my idea I have in my head, that's in the price range and flattering on all is very hard. I spent hours upon hours browsing multiple dress sites and nothing.


Then I stumbled upon THIS:

Now while I don't really approve of the posture of the model and it's kinda hard to get a feel for the dress, I embarked on a mission to find more pictures of this dress.

Isn't it beautiful? I was sold, this was THE dress for my wedding party. Trust me when I say that when I know, I know. I knew in my gut that I couldn't picture my bridesmaids in anything else, the only problem...
                                                  THEY DON'T OFFER IT IN MY COLOR!

I was more than disappointed, I was so upset because I had fallen head over heels in love with this dress. But, I shared it with my bridesmaids anyways. Their responses were that they loved it, that it was very pretty, etc. But then, comments that it is a little short for their liking and they prefer straps on it.
                                                                               Well darn.

I put the idea in the back of my mind (well, as much as I could), there was no way to get this dress.. it's a little out of the price limit, the colors aren't offered and my bridesmaids wouldn't feel 100% comfortable in it. But one night, while tossing and turning and trying to fall asleep, I couldn't get this dress out of my head. Then it dawned on me, I'm getting my wedding dress custom made (more on that later).. why couldn't I get this dress custom made in my colors (tiffany blue and chocolate), with straps, and maybe just a tad bit longer?!

So, I contacted the lady who is so kindly making my wedding dress and she said she would do anything, anytime to help me (not to mention, she LOVES that I'm doing things so early so she's not rushed and can reallllly take her time with my dresses).  I was SOLD!

I think halter straps would look great with the dress and the main part of the dress will be tiffany blue and have a chocolate sash with the rhinestone embellishment. Now, I'm just going to wait awhile before I set up all the details of the custom order and go ahead and push it through. I may be one to get things done early, but I'm not about to completely rush my wedding party when there is still 13 months to go.



  1. I love that last pink dress!!! Very nice!
    Thanks for stopping over!

  2. Those dresses are GORGEOUS! I'm sure your custom dresses will look amazing! I just found your blog and looking forward to following you on your adventures!

  3. Isn't finding the right colour SO annoying? Each time I go to look at bridesmaid dresses and ask to see the colour swatches, the consultant is always like "Oh you can get the dresses in tons of colours - just pick a style you like". If they knew how many times I've loved a style only to realize it doesn't come in a colour I like!

    I'm thisclose to ordering the dresses finally, but I'm hesitating, because its still not really the colour I want. Hope you have better luck than me!

  4. Thanks girls!!

    Eve.. I hope they look gorgeous, my weddin dress will be done and in in April and she's going to send me pictures as it progresses. I'm not sure when I'm going to put in the request for the bridesmaids dresses, but I'll def post them when they come in!

    EricaB.. Omgosh, it is SO annoying. I've had many people tell me the same thing as you're getting. Then I get frustrated when I do what they say and it doesn't come in the color. Sometimes I want to jump over the counter and throw their swatches everywhere and just leave.

    Dramatic? Yes. Get the point through? Maybe.

  5. O.M.G.

    LOOOOVVVEEE those dresses! Would it be evil of me to mark them as inspiration photos and possibly use cough steal cough them???? I'm that annoying using-little-black-dresses bride, so hopefully they have THAT color. LOL.

    PS-Cute blog design. Adding you to my I Love Them list! :-)

  6. Hi Danielle! Man, I am getting married only a couple of weeks before you and feel like I am planning super early too - I'm glad we can plan super early together! I have been looking at bridesmaids dresses for months and cannot decide on what I like. I am kinda waiting for the Anthropologie bridal line to come out...although I know that will be crazy expensive!

  7. Miss Puppy Love- THANK YOU for adding me! Of course I don't care if you use them for your inspiration or *cough*steal*cough* them! I actually do think they offer them in black. I linked the website to the photo and you can change the colors from there. I have seen someone else use this dress and her advice was to definitely ask around for prices because she was quoted a lot of different prices.

    Miss Polar Bear.. Hi! I'm so glad there is another person getting married around the same time as me! I feel like I'm getting things done super early and I feel people around me think I'm crazy. We'll definitely plan super early together, lol! I've never heard of that bridal line, I'll definitely have to give them a look (even if they are expensive, looking is always free, lol!)