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Wedding Woes: A Bridesmaid's Dress Distress

For our first installment of Wedding Woes we’re sharing a reader’s less than functional relationship with every bridesmaid’s worse enemy - her dress. Enjoy!  

“From the get-go I had a bad feeling about this particular dress. For starters, it was for a winter wedding and while the dress was gorgeous, I knew the color would completely wash me out that time of the year. On top of that, when I went to have my measurements taken the number written on the order form was TWO SIZES bigger than what I normally wear - and even I sucked in!

Needless to say, my bruised ego and I took our time returning to face the dress again. However when I zipped it up I found myself pleasantly surprised – not only did the dress fit, but it was at least two sizes TOO BIG! The only bad news was, there were only weeks until the wedding and the dress was in desperate need of alterations.

Luckily one of my fellow bridesmaids knew a seamstress who promised I’d have the dress back within days. So I went and got it fitted and as promised I picked it up again with a week to spare. It wasn’t until the day of the wedding that I finally stepped back into the dress. But as I pulled it up it got to a point where it wouldn’t pull up anymore. After a few seconds of complete confusion I realized the bottom of my dress was sewn shut!

I went into total panic mode. I soon realized only the underlay of the dress had been sewn together. After some quick moves with a pair of scissors my dress was functional again. Shortly afterwards I was headed to the church in my dress that was finally flawless. And as for the color – I got a spray tan so Casper didn’t make an appearance while my best friend said ‘I do’!”

While this bridesmaid’s story makes for a good laugh now, we came up with a few ways to avoid a similar state of panic for any of our future bridesmaids:

  • If you really think your measurements are off, say something! They may even have a spare dress you can try on for size.
  • Don’t procrastinate! Pick your dress up as soon as it has arrived and take care of alterations right away.
  • Even the most trusted seamstress can make a mistake. Try the dress on before you take it home to make sure it fits perfectly!

We were in stitches with last week’s submissions so keep them coming to!

Lowcountry Wedding Details

I hope everyone had a fabulous, Fall weekend!  We're kicking off this week with a round-up of some of our current obsessions.  With the help of our trusty friend Pinterest, we ran across a handful of these details that would be the perfect addition to your Lowcountry wedding day :) southern wedding details we love that are perfect for every charleston wedding, hilton head wedding, myrtle beach

For whatever reason, trying to find something to hold your wedding cards that doesn’t look completely lame or cheesy tends to be a difficult task.  This simple, yet classic, mailbox does the trick for any Charleston wedding.  Surrounded with hydrangeas and candlelit, it’s the perfect addition to your outdoor, Plantation wedding under the Lowcountry stars!

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This is something I wish I would have done at our reception.  It was one of the many things that gets tossed to the side when you are frantically trying to tie up loose ends the weeks before you wedding.  It’s a touching note to all of your guests expressing how much you appreciate the time and money they spent to be present at your big day.  Let’s face it, most weddings in the Lowcountry are destination weddings which means your guest will be traveling tens of hundreds of miles to make it to Charleston, Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach, so it’s only appropriate to properly, and genuinely, tell them just how much it means to you.

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Wedding day is crazy.  It doesn’t matter how laid back you are in your normal life, the day-of, things are always like a blur, which is why I think breaking it up with an adorable text for your bridal party to your groom would be an unexpected surprise.

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I’m almost glad I didn’t give my dad something like this.  There were enough tears as it was!  But I think this little handkerchief would be an oh-so touching and meaningful memento.

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I just think this could be hilarious.  This little gem could substitute as your guest book and it gives your guests a chance to share their thoughts about you and your husband.  There is no telling the sweet (or crazy) stories some of them may remember.

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...and finally, how adorable is this embroidered tie?  Not only is it a sweet touch, but it makes the perfect keepsake for your Lowcountry wedding day!


 Happy Planning!