I was pleasantly surprised to find that both of my girls are much more concerned with my wants than theirs though I still really want to find a dress that they like. And today, we were able to find several that could work which was much more than I was hoping for.
Before we started shopping, I sat them down just to talk about what I expected from them and what I really do not give a shit about. They thought this was hilarious. Apparently, I was a little too organized about this, but I've heard sooooooooo many people suggest that you make your intentions clear in the beginning to avoid problems, so I'm glad I did it. Besides, it gave them a laugh.
Then it was off to the bridal salon.
I have no idea where my taste in bridesmaid dresses came from. It certainly isn't my taste for myself. But for some reason I've been looking at form-fitting halter dresses with flowy bits on one side. Fortunately, this works for the girls anyway because neither of them wants a strapless dress, and they seem to be attracted to similar kinds of dresses.
Our first shopping trip yielded these:
*All Personal Photos
I apologize for the poor picture quality, but I was taking them on the fly. We especially like the last two, and despite Megan's face in the last one, that was probably the favorite of the day. Though we also really liked number two, especially because it was already in the right color (I never could separate the current color from the dress in my head), and it's got the flowy bit on the side that I like.
It was a good first start, but I get the feeling we aren't going to get the dresses at a bridal salon. Department store dresses and formal dresses are just so much cheaper, and above all else, I do not want this wedding to be a financial burden on my bridesmaids. So the plan is to check out some of the cheaper stores like David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo, and then scour the racks for prom and formal dresses that will make things a bit easier for them.
But for now, don't they look awesome?