Any advice is welcome!
I (foolishly?!) got all my bridal party- a matron of honor, maid of honor, two bridesmaids and a junior bridesmaid to go to a boutique with locations a town over as well as in Manhattan, knowing the locations of the store would appease everyone. I thought we had narrowed it down to two options as I had asked everyone, privately, their budgets. Then my maid of honor claims its too costly ($260- and yes I have paid more than that repeatedly) and texts me to say she will email the rest of the party to go dress shopping against my pleas that my fiancé and I were and are taking a much needed break from wedding planning.
Fortunately she hasn't done anything. I am particular and do not want anything but long dresses (otherwise I would need to pick out shoes for them) and have a specific shade of cranberry in mind. Would I be out of line simply picking out the dress myself? Every bridal party member has very different frames but I would never pick something that didn't universally look good. Macy's has a bridal boutique locally and in Manhattan (which is also local) and most of the party has accounts with Macy's.
It may sound selfish and likely is but I stand firm that this is my wedding. The area all of us live in is costly and I am of course supplying hair, make up by a professional Stella cosmetics artist and my mom is hosting the shower. Pictures and videography will easily run 9k. I want those pictures to look good. I also don't want to run all over NY/NJ for bridal dresses- I went to two local shops and found my dress which is substaintally less than most. I also hate shopping.
Am I being a brides ills if I make a reasonably priced, generally figure friendly choice on my own?