Hey ladies! How far ahead did you and your bridesmaids go bridesmaid dress shopping? My wedding is in May and we went bridesmaid dress shopping the other night.
Was having an issue with one of my bridesmaids (long story, she seemed miserable while shopping and initially refused to try a dress on) but I posted my problem on the Wedding party forum and they said that now is too early to go bridesmaid dress shopping. But, I did not tell them that it is for a destination wedding. One of my bridesmaids has been in a lot of weddings, esp. destination weddings and she said she thought now was a good time.
Anyway, the dress the girls ended up picking has a sash, so instead of just picking one color for the bridesmaid dress to be, I had to also pick a color for the sash. I'm not entirely settled on what I want my wedding colors to be, so picking a sash color was hard. I felt really pressured, so the sales lady said she would just take the girls' measurements and register them in the system and add which dress we had chosen to my file. So they didn't actually order the dress yet. Once I decide on the 2 colors, I can tell them to go ahead and order.
So that brings me to my next question.. I really like teal as a color for the bridesmaid dresses, but my one bridesmaid (the one I just told you about) said teal is too dark for a May wedding. But, I really really had my heart set on either a teal color or jade. I want colors that will look pretty on the beach and also that compliment me. I don't really think lighter blues are as complimentary to me. So, what do you girls think? Did anyone else have teal bridesmaid dresses for a May wedding? I've looked at lots of OBX photography pictures and have def. seen bridesmaids in teal dresses. Should I just stick to my guns and go with teal? Teal really isn't that dark. It's not like I'm picking black bridesmaid dresses for a May beach wedding. Anyway, opinions appreciated.