May 17, 2008

Bridesmaid dresses, showers and the like

Still no luck finding shoes for my wedding dress, but I did pick out the bridesmaid dresses at The Knot's bridal sample sale in downtown L.A. Here's my bridesmaid Nicki with the dress.

I'm sooo just kidding!! lol. This dress was even brighter in person, so I made her pose with it. Actually I'm not picking out dresses for my bridal court at all. Instead, I gave them a red color swatch and told them to try and match it as best as possible but that they could go and pick their own dress. It could be long, it could be short, it could be whatever. I've been a bridesmaid before and know that not everyone can look good in the same dress and since everyone has a different body type and financial position, I'm letting them pick the style that best fits them and in the price range their comfortable with and hopefully it's something they could indeed where again. I can't wait to see what everyone picks out. I'm having seven bridesmaids and one maid of honor for a grand total of eight! It's going to be big, but I've heard of worse.

Meanwhile I just heard and ultimate bridezilla story. Apparently this one bride gave all her bridesmaids a year membership to Bally Total Fitness! Could you imagine? What nerve.

So here's a big coincidence, a friend of mine went to an advanced screening of the Sex and the City movie (she loved it) and get this, Carrie's wedding date in the film is the same as mine, the wedding is on September 20th! I love it! I had just picked a weekend in September because of my last name meaning September in Italian--Settembre, and because it was the last day of summer. The reason why it's a coincidence though is because my upcoming bridal shower on 4th of July weekend has a Sex and the City theme. I'll of course go into more detail with photos of that after the shower.

Speaking of the shower, I received my first two shower gifts this week. My Aunt sent us a beautiful red Kitchen Aid mixer, which I had on our wedding registry. It's something I've always coveted but would never buy for myself since it's a bit extravagant. It matches perfectly with my red kitchen theme too. I'm still in shock that I own one of these bad boys that I keep petting it as I walk by, much to Raphael's eye rolling, lol.

Nicki (mentioned above) also gave me a basket full of red kitchen goodies this weekend. She wrapped another gift in red dish towels, how clever is that?!

18 comments

  1. Hello Tara. You're blog about Richard Simmons was great. That picture is priceless.Lucky you. I think you're idea for your bride'smaid dresses is a good one. Being young and on the budget that I am, I could appreciate something like that. I'm sure your girls are greatful. Don't worry about your wedding shoes, you'll find the right ones just when you think all else has failed. just keep your head high. and dont let all the wedding stress get to you. also, please check out my blog...jerzeegirl18.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the pic of the ugly bride's maid dress. It's great that you are allowing the women to pick their own dresses. I hate when brides say "You'll be able to wear that dress again." No, you won't. No one wants to wear anything with lace and a big bow on the butt ever again.

    Good luck on the shoe shopping!

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  3. I think it's awesome that you're letting them choose their own dresses - more brides should do that!

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  4. That dress makes me think of My Little Ponies.

    I like the color swatch idea for bridesmaid dresses. My sister-in-law to-be asked us to find our own canary yellow dress, and I got the perfect one!

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  5. My birthday is on September 20th, so I think it's a LOVELY date. :)

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  6. Wow, that dress is something, alright! And that's cool of your re; your bridesmaid's dresses:)

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  7. you're doing really an awesome job, just keep it up..

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  8. Hi Tara,Love your blog. Keep writing.

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  9. HI Tara. i love your sense of humor. i think it was very compromising to let them choose their own dresses. at the end of the day they'll look best in whatever their comfortable in. do me a favor and drop by my blog.

    www.TheRoadToReason.blogspot.com

    Booni3
    XX

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  10. I'm soooo glad you decided against the bridesmaid dress pictured-- although I know it must have been tempting! It reminds me of a fairy costume gone very wrong. I love your blog though.

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  11. Hello Tara. Cool blog.

    I did a similar thing with bridesmaids - I bought a couple of metres of fabric for them and let them have their own dresses made. Most of them sew or have mome who do. I saw their dresses for the first time on my wedding day and it was AWESOME. They all looked gorgeous and each one had their own personal style.

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  12. My girlfriend demanded that I register for the Kitch Mixer. She said, even if you use it twice a year you'll be glad you have it. I was shocked when I actually got it. And it sits on my counter like a fabulous status symbol...because I use it twice a year :)

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  13. Oooh, our Kitchen Aid mixer was my favorite registry item too. I still pet mine 2 years later :)
    P.S. That dress is hysterical. Wow!

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  14. P.S. My birthday is September 21st :) Great time of year for a wedding!

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  15. i'm in a wedding in june and my friend gave us the color to pick dresses with too, i think it's such a great idea.

    and the satc coincidences are pretty cool. :)

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  16. very cool that you are letting them pick out their dresses. :)

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  17. Just checking out blogs and stumbled on yours... And low and behold we have the same wedding day! And we're both still looking for our wedding dress! Creepy... :-) PS your mixer is delightful!

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  18. great idea to let your bridesmaid decide what to wear..that's makes them comfortable and satisfied what they are wearing..

    Like you,I'm also making a journey to find shoes for my wedding,and I also write a blog about it...

    www.weddingshoeslover.blogspot.com

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