Saturday, March 07, 2009

Thinking of My Girls

Bridesmaids. They're on my range, my to do list. I'm trying to get my girls settled away so that they can begin to save because well, Aria dresses aren't exactly the cheapest dresses in the world (not the most expensive ones either).

So I've been looking at their shoes. How to complete the bridal party look. We picked out the groomsmen ties earlier this week - as I mentioned before, we're going with Vineyard Vines ties. We still haven't really picked out what color suits but m'eh. We'll get there.

In three weeks, I trek to Boston to go with the girls to go to Aria Dress so they can pick out their dresses and thus, I can get them ordered sometime in the next century (in case you haven't noticed? I procrastinate in all things wedding planning).

But I also want to have an idea about their shoes (I'm only mildly obsessed with shoes. Really.)

All my girls, sans two - one being my twelve year old cousin/junior bridesmaid - are significantly taller than me. I'm 5'2"...on a good day - my shoes are 2 1/2" heels, so that'll put me maybe at 5'4 1/2" but realistically, 5'4". When my tallest bridesmaid is 6'0" and my shortest is 5'2" like me, putting them in 3" matching heels? Not an option.

I know, I know, it's what "I want." But since my girls are mostly traveling to be here with me, and the one that's not traveling is getting married two months after me, I don't want them to spend TOO much money on the outfit. That's why I was careful about picking dresses that had styles that they could pick, that they'd be comfortable, and dresses that looked like they could be worn again. Makes sense right?

So I thought, what about classy flip flops. Not the 2 for $5 Old Navy flip flops but classy ones.

[JCrew $78] - a little too pricey for...flip flops. Let's be real.

[Victorias Secret $38.50]

[Gap $39.50]

[Piperlime $49]

and finally....

[Nordstrom $69]

I just know, I KNOW that someone - likely FMIL, or my own darling mother will say something. Too casual, too something that they don't like. But me? I like the style. I live in flip flops from nowish to like, October. So it seems natural to have my girls in flip flops. Especially the last pair because then - navy dresses, white shoes. Me? White dresss, navy shoes. Oh my goodness, this could be perfect.

I'll get a few more opinions, I like to reaffirm my decisions with my girls cause I know sometimes I'm irrational, neurotic and everything in between but this time? This is just me.

Thoughts? Are you letting your girls pick their shoes? Heels? Flip flops? Flats? Am I being too crazy for this??

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Blogger Miss JeffMemorial said...

As your six foot tall bridesmaid, I think you! Although I would wear anything you told me to! :-)

I love alll of those. Now I just want one of each. Yay for having a bride with good taste!

Sunday, March 08, 2009 8:09:00 AM  
Blogger Miss JeffMemorial said...

I thank you, even. Haha.

Also the Nordstroms and Piperlime = A++.

Sunday, March 08, 2009 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger cltirish said...

I'm letting my bridesmaids pick their own shoes for the ceremony but I've bought them matching nice flip flops from Dessy for the reception. If they wanted to wear them for the ceremony I'd be thrilled. I love the idea!

Sunday, March 08, 2009 8:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=/qid=/ref=br_1_19/184-1122699-5535322?ie=UTF8&node=405688011&frombrowse=1&pricerange=&index=tgt-mf-mv&field-browse=405688011&rank=pmrank&asin=B001GL8LGC&rh=&page=1

Sunday, March 08, 2009 9:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all those flops are cute... and i'm sure they'll look great with their bridesmaids dresses, but if i remember correctly isn't your dress really fancy and formal?
just a thought.

i'm also going the route of letting the girls pick what they want, what they'll be comfy in... even though they have very different taste from me... as long as they're happy : )

Sunday, March 08, 2009 9:39:00 AM  

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