Posted: Monday, Dec. 17, 2012
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
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Goal for this week is to select a bridesmaid dress. I have been seriously looking for weeks (well, more like months), and now it is just a matter of choosing one. There are a lot of options especially with the growing trend of having each bridesmaid wear a different style of dress. I have gone back and forth on this idea, and felt like it might be good option. This way each person could choose a style that they like and everyone would be happy, but the more Ive thought about it, the more possibility for issues I see. I still havent completely discarded that option, but now I am leaning towards the one style for everyone to keep it simple.I knew a shorter style would be perfect for my spring wedding. Also I wanted to try my best to keep it low cost, because I didnt want them to have to spend a ton of money on a dress. So, with these things in mind I started my search online. The different types of dresses were endless, and there were many with potential. When looking there are so many things you have to consider: each persons unique style, body shape, size, height and comfort level are all important.After all, one of the reasons were all in this challenge is because we, at some point, have had issues with how we look or how were perceived. I think not considering my bridesmaids feelings in the same regard wouldnt be a good reflection on me.I have been able to narrow it down to a select few, and Im trying to decide what would work best for everyone. We all know by now how I can be with multiple choices, so Im forcing myself to make a decision by the end of the week.What do you think makes a really great bridesmaid dress? What have you found that works and doesnt work? What do you think about having everyone pick their own, versus everyone wearing the same style?
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