Plagued By Dumbasses

April 22, 2008

Little black dress dilemma

Filed under: Wedding Words — by gresmer @ 1:50 pm

I have decided that for our wedding the bridesmaids will be wearing black.  My original idea was blue with ivory flowers, then it was black with blue flowers and now it is black with orange flowers (not many options out there for blue flowers – especially in October). 

So black dresses eh?  You would think this would be easy.  But alas, it is not proving to be as simple as one would think.  Last night, Linda, Sarah and Eva and I spent 3 hours scouring the stores of Yorkdale and although we have some options we certainly didn’t find a winner.  The options are more “well I don’t hate it” and not really “I love it” and I am looking for an “I love it” option.  I realize I have 6 months left to find these dresses but I was hoping to knock this item off my very large list of things to do and when I headed home last night I was very discouraged by the whole thing.  Sigh.

The hunt continues…


  1. Gwen, did you try Sears? Oddly enough, they sometimes have nice dresses; that’s where Anne and Wendy bought their dresses for my wedding. They were really inexpensive too. You could also buy them online from J.Crew (more expensive, but a nice variety).

    Comment by Lise — April 23, 2008 @ 10:57 pm |Reply

  2. Well that was to be our last stop but we didn’t actually make it there. We went to the Bay and didn’t find much but we should have tried Sears before it got too late.

    Linda and I are heading out to a bridal store tomorrow afternoon to see what we can find. If we find a few options we like, I’ll get the other two to try them on when they can. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

    Comment by Gwen — April 24, 2008 @ 6:59 pm |Reply

  3. Qwen go see a florist and ask them if they can dye the flowers to the colour you want. They used to do it with carnations but I don’t see why others couldn’t be done.

    Comment by Ruth — April 25, 2008 @ 1:55 pm |Reply

  4. Aunt Ruth – they could dye flowers but they tend to leave marks on your clothes and on my ivory dress that might be an issue.

    I’m good with the orange now though – I just had to get used to the idea. They say that change is good for the soul. 🙂

    Comment by Gwen — April 29, 2008 @ 12:13 pm |Reply

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