I will have nine bridespeople, if my one last friend says “yes.” “Bridespeople” because one is a guy, my best friend from college, Nick. I work with him at VTS, and technically he’s my boss, but there’s also no one better to stand up with my at my wedding. Well, not quite exactly, “no one.” Eight others.
After Matt gets all of his people lined up, we’ll do a “Meet the Wedding Folk,” with photos and mini-bios. For now, though, I’m thinking about what my side should wear.
I had been thinking casual, but my dress makes things a bit more formal. I don’t want things to be too expensive–my friend J. is spending $700 for a wedding next weekend, including $200 for her bridesmaids dress. That’s too much, especially if people are flying in.
I was happy to find a site that had more affordable dresses.
The dress is shown in brown with white trim, but the website allows you to try out different colors. I’m really loving the pale pinks, creams, and grays. I’m going to order some fabric swatches from them and see what it looks like in person. I did some searching, and it looks like these dresses are around seventy dollars–much more affordable, I think.
In the wedding J. is participating in, the bride chose two colors, and some girls are in each color. Sometimes brides pick the color, and allow each girl to choose the dress she likes best in that shade (from the same designer.) Those are interesting ideas. I wonder what it would be like to pick pale pink and cream, and have the flowers be darker shades of pink, or bright white.
PS: That site allows you to change the colors and immediately the photo changes, instant-gratification. It’s a great procrastination fun-tool.