Steal of a Deal: Bridesmaids Dress

As some of you know, Jake and I are getting married in late October. With less than 8 months to go, it’s finally starting to feel real and I’m so excited! As you can imagine, I am pretty much in full planning mode and loving every minute of it.  Eight months seems so far away, but I know it will go by quickly. While I know there are still more things to plan, we’ve actually gotten a lot accomplished so far.

A couple weekends ago, I got together with my matron of honor Perri, to look at bridesmaids dresses. We had been exchanging photos of dresses we liked for months so I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted her to wear. My vision was a long, flowy, berry colored dress.

After having no success at David’s Bridal, we ended up going to Macy’s to check out their selection. Disregarding the color, we pulled a ton of dresses for her to try on so we could get a better idea of what silhouette would flatter her best.

*Pro-tip from Perri – Try on as many dresses as possible that come in your size because you might look great in something that you would originally have never chosen.

She ended up trying on this gorgeous navy velvet dress that fit her like a glove. It was literally so perfect that I totally changed my mind about what I wanted her to wear and she ended up buying it. To make it even better, the dress was marked down from $99 to $60! It was truly meant to be!

Total Savings = $39
bridemaids dress

She said yes to this dress!

While I love the idea of having a big bridal party and have had so much fun being a part of one, I think that there are many great things that come with just having one bridesmaid.

  1. Keeps costs low – From a financial perspective, it’s much less expensive to have a small bridal party. Less people equals less money spent. In addition, because I only have one bridesmaid, we can spend a little bit more on things such as flowers or jewelry because we only have to buy for 1 person.
  2. More fashion options/flexibility – Since Perri is my only bridesmaid, we could literally choose any dress for her to wear. If I had multiple bridesmaids with different body types and opinions of what they wanted, we might not have found a great dress so easily.
  3. Easier to organize & communicate – Whenever I need to give an update about the wedding, I only have to communicate with one person. Thankfully, Perri and I only live about an hour from each other as well, so getting together to wedding plan has been easy. It’s truly made the process so simple and stress-free that I don’t think I would have it any other way.

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