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