Bridesmaid-a-paloza

“I went bridesmaid dress shopping and all I got was this lousy dress.”

Monique Lhuillier at the Wedding Library

Monique Lhuillier at the Wedding Library

Like, totalllllly JK! We found some cute stuff. Let’s recap it out for those who wish to know more about finding the perfect bridesmaid dress:

I took two of my NYC based bridesmaids to three different shops on Saturday. I think they tried on 50 different dresses. There were deep,¬†philosophical¬†conversations about strapless versus one shoulders, and color¬†palettes. After much debate, the¬†following¬†was decided on….for now:

  • Each bridesmaid will choose her own dress / style / color from a list Stephanie sends out (read: power trip)
  • Much to Stephanie’s protesting, the colors will not be ivory and white (because no-one is tan in the winter), however a wide variety of grey’s and black’s
  • Designers include¬†Monique Lhuillier and¬†Priscilla of Boston – but other¬†contenders¬†include Thread and Dessy if someone finds something they love
  • Dress needs to be floor length and made of chiffon…none of that¬†weird¬†silvery/shiny¬†material that photographs odd and wrinkles
Grey Color Palette

Grey Color Palette

A friendly reminder that the wedding is not for over a year and half. Soooooooooooo we can¬†ruminate¬†on all of these ‘decisions’ for about 6 months.

We did make a pit-stop at Kleinfelds - you know, that place where I bought my wedding dress – so I could show the ladies what I gotten myself into. Turns out the sample dress is being repaired! I did what any normal person would do…I tried on the most revealing dress possible and pranced around watching people’s reactions. We had a blast – and I saw my old pal Randy who had no clue who I was until I schmoozed him up¬†awkwardly and abrasively. WIN!

The best part of a long day of shopping is post-shopping¬†cocktails¬†and dinner! ABC Kitchen provided us 1 bottle of wine, 2 appetizers, 3¬†entrees, and 2¬†deserts¬†to cap of a lovely day filled with tulle and organza. Here is to another year of finding the perfect dress…Cheers!

Dinner at ABC Kitchen

Dinner at ABC Kitchen