Now that the deposit has been made on the venue and the date has been set, it's time to whip my bridesmaids into shape, in the sense that it's time to get down to business. Working in a bridal shop I'd already decided before becomming engaged what bridesmaids line I would use "when I got engaged", lol. Now that we have just a little over 9 months to go, it's time for me to have the girls try on their dresses and get them ordered. This is a difficult task as my girls span from South Florida, to Orlando, The Bronx, Long Island, Monsey and Boston - only 3 of my girls are here in South Florida with me.
With 9 girls who have 9 different body types, I decided that they would all be wearing the same color from the same designer, but will all be wearing different styles. I'm in the process of locating stores near each of the girls that carry the style number that they will be wearing, I planned on having that information for them by the end of this week but somehow tomorrow is Friday already and I haven't done it...boy time flys when you go to school full time and work two jobs.
I was lucky enough to find a local shop that carries two of the dresses for two of the girls that live down here. Since one of the girls works just a few stores from the shop, I kidnapped her from work and had her try on a few styles that I was considering for the girls, including her own. The dress that I selected for her fits her body shape perfectly and she totally owned it - it was fabulous on her! She loved it, I loved it, she's going to look great walking down the aisle. In an effort not to ruin the final choice I'm not going to post the dress she will be wearing - however, I have pictures of two dresses that didn't make the cut...
These dresses are gorgeous, but I made the decision that bridesmaids will be wearing strapless gowns, while the matron of honor and maid of honor will wear one shoulder styles to show their...importance I guess.
If I'm not mistaken, I should be heading back over to the shop tomorrow to have my cousin try on her dress which they also have in the store. Hopefully this weekend I will have locations for all the other girls so that they can start trying their dresses on and send me pictures. Originally I was planning on having the girls order their dress in May, but I decided that March would be better as I would be able to bring the girls in New York their dresses when I go up there in the summer. The only person who won't be able to order in March is my sister because she won't be having her baby until June 6th - one of my cousins who is a bridesmaid is also pregnant but will be having her baby in about two weeks - two new babies this year, yay!
I'll let you guys know if I get over to the shop tomorrow - have a great night!