Before heading out to Destin, Mary and I had one mission in life – to find my Maid of Honor dress for her upcoming wedding. We had looked online, and I even visited a few places close to home, but we just couldn't find the right one.
Now, something I realized this week – having never been the “Maid of Honor” before, was that the COLOR of the Maid of Honor dress is MAJOR important. When you think about it, the Bridesmaids are really the “focal color” of the whole event – since the Bride is in white and the groom in black or brown. When I got married, I picked the color first, and then left it up to my poor best friend to find a matching dress.
Side note: Since becoming a Maid of Honor, I have called MY Maid of Honor at LEAST three times to tell her thank you for all that I put her through while planning my wedding ….when you are the Bride… ya just don't “get it.”
Mary, thankfully, knew better and we shopped together at David's Bridal and found not only the perfect dress, but the matching sash for her to wear, and about a million things to coordinate with the color. It had never crossed my mind that MY dress was THAT important – and the reason we needed to decide on it NOW so she would have the color – literally for everything else. Talk about an “ah-ha” moment.
In case you have been under a rock for the last 60 years, David's Bridal is the premier wedding retailer for all things Wedding Dress related – from the Bride, to the Flower Girl to the Mothers of the Bride and Groom. They even offer all of the shoes, accessories, hair pieces – even invitations and reception pieces to match your theme or color.
My favorite part is that at David's Bridal you are able to purchase your dress straight off the rack – which is a great perk when the wedding is less than 2 months away. They have something like 40-something different styles that can come in any of the 30-something different colors (I should have taken a picture of the chart… its impressive) and in case they don't have the perfect one, you can order it and they can get it in pretty quick.
I was lucky and found the absolute PERFECT dress literally in minutes. It was the second one I tried on, and as soon as I walked out, Mary's eyes just lit up. Even her Mother-In-Law-To-Be loved it! It was the perfect fit with the exception of length, but I set an alteration date for one month before the wedding – just in case – since right now I am losing weight at a rate of about 12 pounds per month!! (woohoo for that!)
So here it is – the “perfect” dress and the color for this beautiful beach wedding – I can not WAIT! I think I am *almost* as excited as the Bride!