Wedding: Bridesmaids, Guests, family, and Style: Tips on how to survive all of it!
I can’t count the amount of times my husband and I have said after our wedding “hindsight is 20/20”. You really do learn so so much after your wedding is over including about how people will act. There is nothing you can really do about certain guests or family you know. Expect them to act the way they always do. If you have a friend you feel like you can never count on or is flakey but you think, “Well it’s my wedding they will step up to the plate.” in my experience they won’t. People don’t change because it’s your wedding they are exactly who they always have been. This isn’t always a bad thing either because I’m sure you know lots of amazing people who will continue to be amazing on your wedding day! EMBRACE those people more at this time!
Guests: Don’t get pressured into inviting people you don’t want to unless that person is paying for your wedding. If you are paying for your wedding you get to make your guest list bottom line. That being said I did invite a lot of my in-laws friends even though my husband and I were paying for the wedding because they have been super amazing to us and well we love them! But personally I don’t believe in bullying or pressure of ANY kind and it usually makes me want to do the opposite.
That behind us lets talk style! Bridesmaid dresses and getting ready outfits! I went with the new idea and something I swore YEARS ago I would do when I got married! I picked one colour: Lilac and let my girls pick any dress they wanted including floral! I only had 3 bridesmaids and 1 Kuma (so 4 all together) and I sent a suggestion picture and 3 of the 4 girls chose that designer which was from a very popular bridesmaid site right now but also carries so much more! https://www.showmeyourmumu.com/
What I liked best about the dresses was that they were comfortable! So comfortable that one girl slept in hers that night and came into my room the next morning in it to get her clothes! (lol sorry Jenn!) I think my wedding night turned into a huge party after the lights went down and that’s exactly what my husband and I wanted! I think having the bridesmaids and myself in comfy attire didn’t hurt! No one had to run off and change! Again I also thought the flowy feel of the dresses went with the venue and I love that not all the dresses were the same! After all not all body shapes, skin tones, hair colours, and styles are the same!