Bridemaid Dresses

Today is 39 Days til the wedding!!! Oh my word it is finally around the corner. I cannot believe it, well actually I can. I have been waiting so long for the day to be here.
Everyone has always told me planning a wedding can be very stressful and cause lots of fights between the bride and groom...that is so not the case with me/us. There are very few things I have stressed over during this planning process. The major one is the bridesmaid dresses I chose were awful when they arrived. I'm not even kidding you, they were horrific!!
When you go to a store and try formal dresses on, you have to consider a million other people have tried it on, ok well not a million maybe a thousand. So with that being said the dress is worn in, lost its volume, etc. I went to pick all the dresses up with my mom, didn't bother to look at them or try them on well because I'm not a bridesmaid. LOL silly now that I look back on it. I totally should have opened them up and tried one on.
Well, we get to my mom's house and my sister tries it on. Oh.My.Gosh.!!!! The dress was extremely poofy at the hips, like it added about 20 pounds to my sister. The top of the dress is strapless, but it was too big on Aarika. They seriously did a bad job at sizing the dresses. They themselves, the store employees, measured her. How could they be so off on the size??? Anyways, throughout the next couple of days all the rest of the girls tried the dresses on and it looked just as bad. I started freaking out, stressing out, crying. I was not a happy camper. I didn't know what to do. It was the 3rd week in May, 2 months shy of the wedding. All I could think is 'the girls are going to look ugly. the pictures are going to turn out awful. how could i have picked out such an ugly bridesmaid dress??' My mom called the store to see if we can return them or even exchange them, but of course they said no. So never go to MaryLinn's Bridal in Pasadena. They have awful customer service. They weren't willing to work with us at all. Then Tony's mom called to try and see if she could convince them, they said no. But they offered to cover the rush order charge for us to get new dresses. Are you F***ing kidding me?!?! You honestly think I would buy another dress at full price from you when you aren't willing be be cooperative right now? There is no way in hell I would do that!!
The following week mom and I went to David's Bridal and I tried dresses on. This time I tried long/floor length dresses on. Low and behold, I found a dress that I really like in about 5 minutes. Simple, long black dress. This is the dress, this is what I should have picked out initially. All the girls ordered the new dress, and it should arrive the first week in July. I know its cutting it close, but I am so relieved. A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders :)
One major drawback to getting a new dress is, the girls all had to spend more money. I feel like the shittiest bride asking them to do this. I put the old dresses on ebay and craiglist. I will get the money back and give it to the girls. I will sell those ugly dresses, I have to.
Anyone know of anyone looking for 7 black knee length bridesmaid dresses? just kidding... kinda ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Glad you got the bridesmaid dress thing figured out :) I'll be going with my girls in July to start trying some options on :)

    How nice your big day is only 39 days away! WOW. I have been following you for a while it seems. When did you get engaged? So happy for you!