Tuesday, May 3, 2016

THE HUNT FOR A BRIDESMAID DRESS

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but my incredible older sister, Brittany, is getting married, and I am SO EXCITED ABOUT IT! She's been dating my soon-to-be brother-in-law for over 9 YEARS, so it wasn't a huge shock, but we're thrilled none-the-less! Brittany and Brandon met in High School and stayed together through college, her nursing school, and his graduate school, which is incredible if you ask me. And to tell you the truth, as I'm sitting here thinking about how long Britt and Brandon have been together, it makes me feel like the measly 2.5+ years Eric and I have been dating is no time at all!

They've set the date for late October and are in the middle of the super fun, but incredibly stressful planning process. Obviously, I'm not the one who's engaged, but somehow I do feel a sense of relief that Brittany is getting married first and our whole family can learn about this entire world together! There are so many vendors to choose from, so many little details to plan out, and even though we've had over a year to plan, there still seems to be so little time to get it all done!

The most exciting part of it all, in my opinion, is that I am Co-Maid of Honor! The 3 of us Odom girls have been so close our entire lives, we never even thought about choosing just 1 sister to have the honor. And believe me, I am very grateful for our little sister, Barrett, who thankfully gets to share this responsibility with me!

This is the first time I've ever been a member of a Bridal party, let alone a Maid of Honor, so I'm taking it all in and trying to learn as I go. Amidst planning the bachelorette party and a bridal shower, I am scouring different department stores and websites to find the perfect bridesmaid dress! Brittany has chosen for us all to wear long black dresses, which is fabulous because who doesn't look good in black? Boy am I thankful to have a sister who has excellent taste and won't force me to wear some sort of gown that rivals the one from My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She's even decided to let all the Bridesmaids choose their own individual dresses, as long as it meets her list of requirements! Her specifications are: no cutouts, floor-length, all black, with only accents of gold, silver or nude, bling is welcome (just not too glitzy), and a respectable neckline. Somehow, with these basic guidelines and only myself to please, I have learned that either there aren't a ton of long formal black dresses within my price-range, or I'm just being ridiculously picky... probably the latter. 

Do I want lace? Satin? Strapless? Sleeves? Sparkle? Who knows? I sure don't!

Who would have thought this would be so difficult for me? I've been on the hunt for the perfect dress, and have even bought a few different options, only to return them after changing my mind. I just want to find something elegant and chic, but I also won't stand out too much, this is Brittany's day after all!

I'll leave you with a few of my favorites. Which one do you like best?


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P.S. Bella Hadid, because I know you're bound to read this (a girl can dream), I will certainly take
your dreamy Givenchy Met Gala dress. Please and thanks. I'm sure my sister wouldn't mind me wearing this standing next to her at the alter... Right? :D




1 comment:

  1. Searching for a perfect bridesmaid’s dress that also compliments brides look is very integral part of a wedding planning. Even, it was also on top of my priority list when I got married at best LA venues. I am glad everything went well.

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