I have a vision for our wedding that is elegant and timeless but I still want people to have fun! I have a whole inspiration board for the wedding along with boards for each wedding category - list making freak, I know! You can see them all HERE.
So here is what I want for my bridesmaids:
Long navy dresses.
The ability for each lady to choose the neckline for her dress.
Should be easy, right??? Apparently not.
The hunt for the navy blue bridesmaid dresses has been full of "It's perfect... oh wait, it's $400" moments and the challenge of wanting to try dresses on and not just order them online. -- Seriously, my nerves can't handle the stress of buying a dress online, praying it fits, and having no ability to return it if it is too big, too small, or just plain ugly. I even contimplated this discoball inspired dress!
So I did what any good list-making bride would do...
I made a survey for the girls to take!
Each designer/collection had multiple dresses in a collage and each dress was assigned a number for the survey taking.
Pro's: Everybody likes them -- Great fabric.
Con's: $300+ price tag. Yikes! Necessary alterations.
Favorites: 2, 3, 4
Pro's: They are navy and flowy.
Con's: Non of the girls were crazy about any of them.
Favorites: 1 & 4
Pro's: Brick and Mortar Store to try them on -- More reasonably priced.
Con's: Service could have been better at the store (we are trying a different one).
Favorites: 1 - 5 (that's a good sign!)
Pro's: Elise's favorites -- Elegant -- Everyone likes them.
Con's: Crazy price tags and possible alterations!!! :(
Favorites: 1 & 3
Pro's: Able to try them on -- Better prices
Con's: Thin fabric -- nobody was wowed.
Favorites: 1 & 4
So, the girls and I are off to try some more navy blue bridesmaid dresses- keep your fingers crossed for us. I would love to cross one more "big" thing off my to-do list!
Which collection would you choose? Let me know in the comments and help us make some decisions!
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