So had my bridesmaid meeting last Saturday (2 of the 3 local BM's showed up). It was a hit. I served mac and cheese and mini pizzas (we had all our kids there too LOL...10 kids between the 3 of us in all).
We decided on the dress... I showed them the 2 I had in mind and they picked my favorite. We discussed price and I sent an email to the seamstress who I want to make them. My mom and sister will be going to get their dresses from Davids Bridal as they are wearing a different style and color from the BM"s. So now that ball is rolling.
I started and finished my ring pillow today and it came out so cute. I am pretty happy with it. And it cost me the price of ribbon (Fmil sews so had all the material I needed). It's a heart shaped ring pillow and it was super easy to make (tutorial online at youtube). I also bought my garter yesterday but plan on making a 'keep' one. Also, Fmil offered to make my daughter's fg dress.
My minor complaints:
1) well, one of my bridesmaids, D, was so excited to help me plan the wedding (was even a little upset-in a good way- that I didn't ask her to come with my at my bridal salon appointment). She offered to help me with anything I needed. She made a date for us to go downtown to look at shoes for the WP and all things wedding. Well, she cancelled on Monday and re-scheduled for Tuesday, only to cancel again. I think this might be an issue.
2) My other bridesmaid, C, is so excited to be planning my shower, so much so, she doesn't even want me to help LOL... but my other BM, M, the one that forgot about the meeting and didn't answer her phone all day until the last minute, seems to not be too much into the wedding that much (her role). I wonder if she changed her mind and doesn't want to be in the WP anymore (and I would so understand as she has a some issues to deal with right now). Still have time, so we'll see how it goes.
3) My Fmil made 2 irksome comments today that left me LOL with my mom on the phone later on. First, when I showed her my finished ring pillow, she said "I don't know about this wedding, I think it would be nice if it were in a church...." so my wedding wont be nice because it's outdoors and not in a church. FI and I aren't religious, we don't even go to church. I am not Catholic (Fmil is) and pretty sure you have to be to get married in a Catholic church.
Then when we were talking about the BM"s dresses (she brought it up), she asked me why I chose my BM, D... she said D is too fat and I should have chosen someone skinny. :O I was so shcoked she would say that. I don't care what size D is (who lost 30 lbs btw), but I love D and want her to stand up there with me. I just thougth it was odd Fmil would say that.