I have a new respect for the brides that I’ve dealt with at Hotel Lago. Most of them have been nice to work with, despite the mountain of decisions they have to make outside of the venue. Dresses, accessories, flowers, bridal party gifts, it becomes overwhelming. I understand the bride wants to be the most beautiful woman in the room, but do designers have to make bridesmaid dresses so hideous?
After weeks of searching magazines and websites, I finally found five that I could live with. Once I took Stephanie and Mona to the bridal shop to try them on, I was relieved to find one that was quite flattering to both of them. It’s a dove grey/silver color with a fitted bodice and a skirt that falls just above the ankles. We found sandals that are a perfect match, helping to balance out the formality of the high neckline. When the clerk told me I could add a sash at the waist in the Christmas ribbon I’ve been considering as an accent, that sealed the deal.
I don’t know how I will ever choose a dress for myself! In that arena the designers are out doing each other. I have piles of magazines with scads of pages ripped out and pinned up all over my house. I wish I could wear them all. I even tried on a couple while Stephanie and Mona were being fitted for their dresses. It’s a good thing some of them look better on the hanger than on me. Trying them on has helped me narrow my focus, though. I hope I can report a final decision on that front soon. There’s the alarm clock. It’s time to get up and get ready for work. Will write more later.
I almost forgot, here is the link to my pinterest board for bridesmaids