The dreaded bridesmaid dress. As a maid, you never know if you’ll be forced to wear a dress with a bow on the butt, or something stunning. I feel very thankful that my experience has been the latter (100% stunning – if I say so myself).
I’ve had the pleasure of standing up for a great deal of my friends on their big day. Today I’m sharing some tips I used when picking out bridesmaid dresses and some of my favorite dresses I’ve worn throughout the years:
But seriously. Being a bride, you can take this situation in such different directions: everyone buy a similar dress in the same color, same designer/same fabric different style, long or short, ombre of colors, or everyone in the same dress – you name itttt.
Picking out a dress that looks good on 4-8 of your closest friends (with very different body types – while sticking with a style you have in mind) isn’t an easy task.
I spent a lot of time with Minted
building out our wedding invitations and felt that I could handle our paper
suite as a DIY project. I wanted them to compliment the invitation suite, but
not be too matchy-matchy.
Step 1. I played around with some water color paints I had at the
house – and painted a simple line (in a similar color to our invitations).
Step 2. Used a color photo scanner to scan the painting onto my
computer. I opened the PDF, copied the image and pasted into Word (Microsoft
Word that is). From here on out will only be poor man’s editing – so bear with
We made the decision to use Minted for our Wedding Invite Suite after looking into all the options (Local Designer, Paper Source, Designing them from scratch and Minted). I’ve used Minted before – for Christmas Cards, Baby Showers and Save the Dates – so I knew that I loved their quality.