Lizzie’s Wedding Journal ~Dresses

Wedding Journal;

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




  1. I like the concept of just picking a color and letting the bridesmaids find a dress in that color that looks nice on them. But that’s me. 🙂

  2. Here’s an opportunity for fans of Rebekah Lyn’s, Season of Faith series to take an inside peek at Lizzie’s wedding journal.

  3. Nice, Rebekah. You took me back a few years to my daughter’s wedding. She’s pragmatic and decisive, normally, but I remember the wedding dress stories …

  4. I can’t help but say that I always wonder about the fuss over bridesmaids and others’ dresses for weddings. Just go, kiss the bride, console the groom, have some cake and dance. The attention is supposed to be on the bride, right?

    I remember one wedding where I was best man and my wife a bridesmaid. While us men had nice black tuxes – can’t go wrong there – the girls were in dresses so ugly, even fashion-challenged I thought they were bad. Bob is right – bridesmaids dresses are designed to be ugly so as to make the bride look better by comparison.

  5. When I wrote a wedding scene in Murder for Glacier Blue, I trolled through wedding sites for dresses, flowers, and what a venue on a ship might look like. It was mind boggling! Have fun and don’t stress while you plan.

  6. Personally, I think weddings are way overpriced but I do agree with you, bridesmaid gowns are specially designed to be ugly. LOL. It was so much simpler back in the 70s – or at least, as a guy, I think it was.

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