Champagne, Gold or Ivory

Since the [intlink id=”4452″ type=”post”]bridesmaid lookbook[/intlink], two of the three bridesmaids have found their dresses.  I was honestly really afraid this would go badly.  Maybe they wouldn’t like the color options, or they’d insist on matching dresses, or my style experts (the bridesmaids) would say this was a terrible idea.  Unfounded worries, all of them.

Maid of Honor K. bought an Adrianna Papell cocktail dress.


It’s gorgeous in person, with a little bit of jacquard texture in the fabric and champagne pearls around the neckline.  K. is the kind of girl who would look great in a paper bag, but a great dress never hurts.

Bridesmaid C. just decided on hers, from an Etsy seller.  It’s champagne dupioni with a silver dupioni art deco bow at the waist.  C. is my rock ‘n’ roll bridesmaid – although I am not a tattoo person myself (between the permanence and needles there’s no way), I really love hers.  She also has a phenomenal rack.  (C. is now dying a thousand deaths, reading this.)  The square neckline will show off both nicely.


Our third bridesmaid is M., DJ’s brother’s wife.  She’s a teacher, and now is not the right time of year to go swanning around dress shopping.  She is a sweetheart and would shop now if it were important to me at all – but I like low-stress, we still have more than five months to go, and I think this is going amazingly well.  Whew.

Are your bridesmaids choosing their own dresses?  How did you go about making the decision?