The Bridesmaid Dress Dilemma

I am here to tell you that the bridesmaids don’t matter!  Well … they do matter but their opinion on their dress?  Not so much.  I understand brides that want everyone to be happy and if that is your main concern, then go with mismatched dresses and help them each pick a dress they love (but that is an entirely different post).  If you want matching dresses, I hate to break the bad news but not everyone will love the dress.  And that’s perfectly fine.  Let’s face it, they probably won’t wear the dress again especially if it is in line with the traditional bridesmaid frock.  So do what you want. You are the one who will have the pictures to flip through for years to come while they donate the dress to Goodwill.  You don’t want to look back at the pictures and wish you had gone with something else.  But what about your dear friend in the dress she hates you ask?  Well, if she knows the bridesmaid code she will keep her mouth shut and you won’t even know about her dislike for her wedding day get up.  But I guess I might be being a little harsh on bridesmaids in puffy sleeves everywhere.  I get it, they don’t want to shell out cash on yet another dress they won’t wear again but it comes with the territory and is an essential bridesmaid duty.  And to brides who have a fussy bridesmaid, I promise you on the wedding day she won’t be thinking about the dress and if she is, the champagne waiting in the limo...

Wedding Magazines

Sometimes Brett will bring me breakfast in bed. It’s usually just a chocolate Long John (no sprinkles) but I am a doughnut loving girl so it’s all the same to me. Last weekend neither of us had anything pressing* to do, which is a rarity in our house so we lazed around in bed for a few hours. Brett watched Sports Center and I futzed on my computer and read a few magazines. I always get so excited when one of my favorites arrives on my door step. I have even been known to squeal when I see a new issue of Southern Living Weddings. So today I thought I would share my top three favorite wedding magazines. Southern Living Weddings: This one is packed with the most beautiful pictures, mostly pictorials of real Southern weddings. You won’t find instructions on DIY projects, advice about how to keep crazy Uncle Bob from making a toast or lists of stores to purchase the napkin rings you saw on page 32, but the details are amazing. There are minimal ads and it is full of great ideas! Laurel from Bloom introduced me to this one and I LOVE it! Brides Magazine: Come on now, what bride to be doesn’t like this one? Brides is full of helpful tips, etiquette advice, fun items you might not find yourself and TONS of ads for dresses if you are still looking for the perfect gown. This one is a great place to gather ideas and get advice. Martha Stewart Weddings: Martha is brimming with fresh ideas, DIY projects and cute pictorials. There are always...