A growing trend with the modern bride is to have not one but two dresses—one for the wedding ceremony, and another for the reception. This allows for the grace and…
Written by Kate Thompson Last updated: September 17, 2013
You feel honoured to be a bridesmaid. You might have dreamed of floating down the aisle in a gorgeous gown with all eyes on you (and the bride, obviously!) You’re thrilled she has found the love of her life and perhaps you’d hoped that, all dressed up, you might even meet the man of your dreams, and then… She shows you the hideous dress she wants you to wear and you start to wonder if she really likes you at all! It’s your worst nightmare and reveals all the bits you usually hide. So how do you tell the bride you love her but you hate the dress she wants you to wear? Here’s how to tell her, wear the dress of your dreams and still stay friends.
Image from Joanna and Tristan’s real wedding where the bride and her bridesmaids all look gorgeous.
The first thing to remember is your friend/sister/cousin, the bride, is probably quite stressed out with all the wedding planning. She’s busy trying to do a hundred things at once, while holding down a job and/or looking after children or whatever else she has on her plate. The bridesmaids dresses may not be that important to her in the scheme of things, which can work in your favour. If she has shown you a photo or taken you to see the actual gown she would like you to wear and you are frankly horrified, take a deep breath and:
Finally, remember what an honour it is to be chosen to be a bridesmaid and all it entails both in the lead up to the wedding and on the big day itself. Make it special for the bride and groom and enjoy it. Who knows, maybe you will catch the bouquet and meet the man of your dreams that day!
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