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  1. I ended up finding our dresses at WHBM – they were on the sale rack and I kid you not, I left the store with dresses for everyone on-the-spot to make sure that we would have enough of them! If you’re looking for something a little more mass-market, you could always look at Ann Taylor or J.Crew – they have bridal lines (which would kill the supply issue), but are fashioned like…regular dresses?

    Good luck, lady!

  2. My wedding is on October 13th of this year, and I ended up choosing navy blue chiffon one-shoulder floor-length gowns…they are absolutely gorgeous & best of all, classy! And universally flattering πŸ™‚ I actually preferred those instead of the shorter cocktail-length bridesmaid dresses, and so did my bridesmaids πŸ™‚

    • Laura

      I love it too, but the prices are too high! I like the long flowy ones, which are in the $300’s!! I’ll def check out the site you posted though – thanks:)

  3. Becky

    My friend chose long silk chiffon Amsale dresses for her wedding and they were gorgeous and let everyone pick a style they were comfortable with. I think if you buy in bulk all at once, they give you a discount, too.
    They were really great to wear, the color was all the same and the photos came out great!

  4. You can often pick your color & fabric and then if you don’t mind them looking slightly different, have the bridesmaids pick their style. So you could select one with no straps, one with spaghetti straps and one with more coverage, and they pick what they are comfortable in or look best in.

  5. Kristine Harrington

    Try Shop Joielle. They have beautiful dresses at very reasonable prices. My wedding dress was actually technically a bridesmaid’s dress that I bought through them 6 weeks before my wedding! πŸ™‚

  6. As a recent psych graduate with hopes of getting into a school psychology program, I just want to let you know how stoked I am to have found your blog. I’m taking the year off to work before applying to schools, but in my planning I’ve often wondered how I’m going to be able to balance graduate school and life, since I hear it can be an all-consuming endeavor. Not to mention, so many other school psych blogs I’ve come across are strictly about the profession, leaving me with a feeling of guilt that I plan to also pursue other hobbies and passions in my life, both in graduate school and beyond.

    I’ve found your blog to be a refreshing dose of honesty and humor. It’s encouraging to me, someone whose lifestyle will probably mimic yours in the coming years, that it can be done, it has been done, and one can have a fantastic time doing it.

    In short, you rock. Best of luck in your future career, and in all other things as well.

    – Rebecca

    • Laura

      This made my day – thank you! Makes me feel great about sharing my life on the internet:) Good luck, and please email me if you have questions about programs!

  7. Mer

    check out jcrew – my bridesmaids dresses were from there and they are so wearable again and again! I have also been in several weddings as a BM and have worn jrew – they fit amazingly!

  8. Carla

    I think you’ll find that long chiffon dresses would be perfect for you wedding, especially because it is a beach wedding. The long, flowing dresses will be beautiful in the breeze!

  9. Claritza

    Dress 1 – Love ombre, but this style is so β€œbusy” – imagine seven of these in a row!
    Dress 2 – Beautiful elegant bodice
    Dress 3 – To me, the blouson top and tie seem frumpy.

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