Sunday, December 14, 2008

What to wear . . . for the Bridesmaids

Early last week I made myself check out J.Crew because of the bombardment of coupons and sales they had been sending to my inbox. At most times of the year I try to resist the temptation, but it was the holidays and I had felt bad about neglecting my bridesmaids and their search for dresses. Lo and behold, the dresses I had loved early this fall were on sale AND they had a lot of sizes AND they were in the colors I wanted!

So I refined my list of prospects and sent them quickly to my girls for comment. They have been so sweet and willing to wear whatever I asked the, but I still wanted them to have a choice in their dress cut and color so that they would have something that brought out their best features.

One of them said to me tonight online (while we waited for J. Crew.com to come back online . . . and we're still waiting): p.s. thank you thank you thank you for not making us get a certain kind of shoes (like a specific pair)...i appreciate that SO much! i think it looks silly when it is all matchy matchy. i knew you wouldn't do that but still!

I'm not saying my way is the only way to do it, but I really wanted the girls to be able to choose a dress style and color (they're picking between 2 colors and 3 dresses) that also made them happy to wear. Another one told me tonight that this is the first dress that she has bought as a bridesmaid that she'll actually get to wear again. Both of these comments meant so much to because they were exactly the end result I wanted to achieve.

I would show you their choices, but because J. Crew.com is being crappy, I'll have to update you with them later. However, knowing that they're all ordering their dresses and who's going to wear what makes me SO EXCITED all over again! It's one thing to pick them out, but to know they've ordered them and who's wearing what at the wedding in 9 months, it's completely different. I can't wait to see them on some of the girls when I go home next week!

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Blogger Unknown said...

That's funny! I did the same thing kind of--I saw the pretty amazing JCrew sale and ordered three different styles (Gracie, Lorelei, and Sophia) in what I assumed to be my bridesmaids' sizes. We'll see how they fit and what's what next week. Exciting!

Monday, December 15, 2008 8:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree that J.Crew site is being crappy. Since they updated that site with the new layout, it crashes every other day!

Monday, December 15, 2008 1:34:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Keswick said...

Actually, they're still having another sale today - 30% off and free shipping!

Monday, December 15, 2008 2:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had my bridesmaids order from them also and all 6 of them are extremely happy about the choice. In addition to the awesome discounts they have going on right now they also give 15% off for teachers and students. My fiance is a teacher (and student) and he just had to show his school ID when I went in to order. It's awesome to be be able to give my bridesmaids a dress that they can wear again and won't break their bank accounts.

Monday, December 15, 2008 9:47:00 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I'm in dire need of a black Gracie gown! I have a size 2, but need a 4 or larger! I have tried the J Crew personal shopper, but they are all sold out! I love love love this dress and am going to a formal wedding! If anyone has one they ordered but doesn't fit, please help! Thanks!

Thursday, January 01, 2009 11:28:00 PM  

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