I hope TK's hunger is sated for now, because I need another point of view on this before my mother drives me mad.
So, We went back when I was trying on dresses in MS and my MOH tried on a few different bridesmaid dresses. We saw one we liked, but no one was in love or spoke up (Mother-more on that later). At that point we were looking at long dresses, our favorite was a chiffon.
Cut to, about 2 weeks ago. My MOH had ordered a dress from JCrew to wear to another wedding as a guest, but she had told me it might work as a BM dress. She went ahead and ordered it in navy. She got it in and it looks great, but she wasn't able to wear it to the other wedding because she needed to have the shoulders taken up.
(I don't know why the links are being weird) The color would be Dark Pacific. We would have red or gold shoes and bright red flowers.
I sent the link to my mom basically saying that since my MOH already has this dress and there isn't another one I can think of that I love, why don't we just do this one (she is buying my sister's dress, hence why she has input). There just isn't another dress I have found that I would want to ask my MOH to spend another hundred dollars on. I mean, I know she would if there was something, but as long as it's close enough to navy and not hoochie, I'm fine with it.
My mother is now freaking out because she things that dress will look completely wrong with my dress and that it won't look "formal" enough. Our wedding is not formal. I mean, I'm wearing a wedding dress, and it's in a beautiful church, but it's a 2pm and the reception is a buffet style cocktail hour with no dance floor. I think a knee length dress is fine. And, moreover, I don't really feel like searching for a bridesmaid dress while I'm 11 hours away.
In the same lace as my dress.
I guess, I'm looking for opinions. Is my mom right, should I talk to my MOH and see if she's up for getting a long dress? Should I (nicely) tell my mom to take a short walk off a long pier and buy my sister's dress myself? Anything in between or suggestions are appreciated.