If you haven’t already, you must read Ariel’s Offbeat Bride post about a wedding that came down to what really mattered. We need to remember in the midst of monogrammed madness that we can count ourselves as blessed if we able to have our loved ones with us as we say our vows. All the rest is extra.
I have been a bridesmaid enough times to know that the traditional bridesmaid dress process is, to put it mildly, totally broken. It’s not the matchy-matchiness that’s so bad. I actually think that part can make things way easier. But something is definitely amiss when the expectation is that it’s totally cool to spend two hundred (and often more) American dollars on an ill-fitting dress, that undoubtedly will need alterations (read: $$$), and that under no circumstances will you ever wear again. It’s not that there aren’t alternatives. Online dress shopping and rental bridesmaid dresses have been around for ages.…Keep Reading
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