This week I thought I’d talk about bridesmaids. I am having two bridesmaids, my best friend Bex and then my little cousin Millie. I asked Bex to be my maid of honour as soon as me and Dave got engaged. A very over excited text message, something along the lines of “Dave asked me to marry him!!! Get ready to be a bridesmaid!!!” was sent and very quickly I got an equally excited reply :-) As Millie was only 7 months old at the the time her reaction was less exuberant. But now she is two she is becoming a lot more interested in the whole process, especially the pretty dresses.
Me and Bex began a long facebook message feed back and forth with ideas and dresses we liked. We both have quite similar tastes so all the dresses we were choosing were quite similar. Only having one adult bridesmaid did make it easier to choose a dress because I only had to cater to one style and size. Having said that though, more and more people are going for mismatched dresses for their maids and I think it looks really nice when done well.
We both noticed a large amount of yellow in the shops in the spring and summer of this year, which suited me perfectly! So we decided a shopping trip sooner rather than later was in order. I knew that I didn’t really want traditional “bridesmaid dresses” and ideally I wanted a dress that Bex would be able to wear again.So highstreet it was. We decided a day trip into Birmingham was a good place to start, it had all the shops we had been looking at online and I knew where everything was.
We had a fantastic day! Including a lovely lunch at Jamie’s Italian. We found so many gorgeous dresses and Bex tried on a wide variety of different styles. In the end it was love at first sight for both me and Bex when we saw this dress from Coast.
I have to say that the model in the picture does not do this dress justice! Bex looked gorgeous in it, it suited her figure perfectly! She absolutely loved the swishy net skirt and I knew straight away this is a dress she would wear again. What I am hoping to do for the wedding is change the sash in the middle to a white one. That way it will tie in to Millie’s dress.
I haven’t bought Millie’s dress yet. I am waiting till closer to the time to make sure it fits! But I am thinking classic bridesmaid style dress, white with a yellow sash. Something like this with a sash in the daffodil yellow.
Me and Bex are planning a girly night soon to discuss shoes and something to wear on top as April may not be the warmest! I am also in the process of planning a way to get Millie to walk behind me down the aisle, maybe a trail of sweets tied onto my dress
Till next week