Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bridesmaid Dress Re-Do



I'm currently bridesmaid dress shopping, along with some other fine gals, for the wedding of a dear friend in July. I shared this quest for dresses with the EG bloggers while we waited for dinner the other night, and was regaled with the stories that so many of us 20 to 30 somethings have in common. Heather described her after childbirth, 2 sizes too big dress that fastened in back (perfect for nursing a newborn!). Hutch (of Be Awesome Instead) told us of her bag full of bridesmaid dresses that need to go to the cleaners, and also of her reluctance to do so because they will never get worn again.
Which begged the question...what could we, as a group of fun having, young-ish women, do to give these dresses the second chance they deserve? (Well, some of them...I'm sure some of them are just plain ugly). A cocktail party? Fun. A cocktail party followed by a game of mud football? Even MORE fun.
Then as I was looking for pictures of ugly bridesmaid dresses, I found this. Now, for reasons that I haven't shared yet, I'm not exactly up for a pub crawl (or a satin dress, for that matter) at the moment, but once summer hits, I'm totally rounding up the girls for some bridesmaid-y fun.
Have any of you done anything fun with old bridesmaid dresses? Any other ideas to throw in the mix? Who else want to join in? Anyone else regretting that they donated their bridesmaid dresses to Goodwill? (What was I thinking?) I'm sure Hutch has one I can borrow...

9 comments:

Hutch said...

I am soooo in! I've got plenty you can borrow :)

Katie said...

So, I'm in too! How fun would it be to play football in a bridesmaid dress? Or whatever we decide, but I'm in. Fo sho.
The only problem is - I only own one bridesmaid dress. And it's kinda cute. I've worn it twice. So I'd need to borrow one or go thrifting to find bad one....anyone participating that's a 10/12? Let me know!

Becky and James Bowman said...

This reminds me of the movie 27 Dresses and the exploding closet of bridesmaid hell. Well, you could always bring those bad boys up to my church's costume closet and we could use them in our musicals or dramas! I know that's what some have done and they make some of the BEST 80s party costumes!

Tracy said...

Did someone say thrifting? Goodwill is where bad bridesmaid dresses go to die. We are SO there Katie. (PLUS they are having a 50% off sale on President's Day!)

Heather P said...

Katie's dress doesn't count if it was cute enough to wear again. Time to find something FUGLY, girl!

JMJE said...

Wow I definitely want to do this too. I will have a hard time picking between the super tight on the belly area mermaid style dress and the formal red floor length ball gown.

Paulie said...

Haha football in a bridesmaid dresses. Now that sounds like something fun and different.

Have fun, girls!

Tonja said...

I want in!! I say pub crawl though.. the more people that see us in them, the better. I will have to go to Goodwill because I think I sent mine to Cinderella's closet. One even looked like her blue dress - EGAD! :)

Miss Banana said...

Thanks for the shout out Tracy! I ran the event again this year. My friend Sarah bought a dress made of 12 other dresses from a funny website. It was AWESOME. Here's a link to the photo set!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/missbanana/sets/72157624002459975/

If you want to join in next year, let me know!

Anna

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