I apologize for not posting much this week. (Or you know at all.) Tomorrow I am going to run two very important wedding-related errands- have my first dress fitting at Kleinfeld, and dropping off my signed contract with payment for the bridesmaid dresses.
My MOH and I went to several stores and both of us tried on a TON of dresses. Some of which were really bad and did not even make it out of the dressing room. Eventually we decided on the Ashley from Lulakate.
After seeing it in person, I realized that with the ruffle on top and a sash, it would have been too much flair, so the Ashley with its cleaner cut was a better fit for me.
One of the things that I love about Lulakate is that each dress comes in a variety of skirt styles. Each bridesmaid can select what style skirt fits her body and personality better, which means that the dress is more likely to be reworn. It also helps that the dress is in silk shantung, which works great as a nice evening dress.
I had originally wanted navy dresses, but after seeing the color in person, I realized that the Lulakate Navy is very purpley, so we instead decided to go with Nidnight. My MOH is going to have a Dusty Pink sash, and my bridesmaid is going to have a Jasmine sash. Unfortunately, I can't post pictures of the color swatches, but they are all available here. To any bride who is looking at bridesmaid dresses, I highly recomment Lulakate. The sales reps are very friendly and the color, fabric, and dress style selection can't be beat!
As some of you know, one of my best friends decided in November to not be in my wedding party. I was very upset by this since she has been my best friend for over 10 years and I had known for years that I wanted her to be in my wedding, but what can you do? She had told me to ask someone to take her place, but since I had asked friends to be bridesmaids back in April, I thought that it was rude to ask someone else 7 months later. I felt like it was telling someone that they are second best and I did not want to make any of my friends feel like that. One of TLS's friends was in Afghanistan and TLS had planned on asking him to be in our wedding when he came back. We decided to just not ask him and keep the bridal party at 2 and 2 (TLS's two older brothers and GNB and KMH).
Originally, the Lulakate dresses were supposed to be cheaper because we got a discount for buying 3 dresses from there. When that didn't happen, the price went up. I didn't think it was fair to ask my bridesmaids to pay any more than they already were, so I said that I would pay the difference for the two of them, which is what I am off to do tomorrow.