Saturday, March 31, 2007

Don't skimp on the Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaid dresses are one of the most important parts of the wedding. Having ugly bridesmaid dresses can ruin practically everything, so it is important to use care in picking out the bridesmaid gown. A good bridesmaid dress contrasts nicely with the wedding dress, a simpler backdrop against which the beauty of the wedding dress can be seen, yet gorgeous in itself. As a wedding planner, I always tell people that the bridesmaid dress is one of the most important things about the wedding, but often they don't listen to me, and opt to buy cheap bridesmaid dresses, which eventually makes everyone unhappy.

Of course, the bridesmaid dresses aren't really the most important part of the wedding, nor is the wedding dress itself. Really, the most important part of the wedding, besides of course the love shown before the bride and groom to be married, is the location. There is so much planning that goes into finding a location, and so many factors such as time of year, time of day, weather, the age and temperment of the guests, and countless other factors, that selecting bridesmaid dresses looks like a piece of cake in comparison.

Personally, I think that outdoor weddings are over-rated. Nowadays, most people have been dating for a long time before they get married, and the wedding is really more to celebrate with their friends and to sanctify their marriage in the eyes of their community, their country, and whatever god they believe in. An indoor wedding in a traditional church really underscores the seriousness of the event, where the grander and high ceiling, the choral music, and the serious behavior that people tend to present inside a sanctuary tend to underscore the sanctity and importance of the commitment that the young couple is making to eachother. The tuxedos, bridesmaid dresses and wedding gowns also will radiate in so lovely a way under the carefully coordinated indoor lighting that it is scarcely believable.

Another plus of an indoor wedding, is that there isn't the chance of sudden downpour ruining everything, sending a miserable wedding party in soggy tuxedos and bridesmaid dresses scurrying inside before the wrath of the storm. Nothing will ruin your day like a sudden cloudburst, and its so much better to be safe. People will still be able to get outside in most places to enjoy a breath of fresh air, but they can always return inside where the climate controlled environment will ensure comfort for everyone involved.