I am going to be a bridesmaid for the first time, at the age of 25! I couldn’t be more excited, especially since the wedding will be in Mexico, in only five and a half weeks. Whilst this all sounds very thrilling, I’ve encountered a number of difficulties.
The bride lives in the USA- which means it’s hard to talk about things with her, trying to plan a hen do (bachelorette) in Mexico whilst being in London- virtually impossible… and then there’s the dress. The elusive dress, my cousin has given me the guidelines of grecian, cobalt blue and not too thick as it will be hot. With those guidelines, I set about looking up dresses in store and getting some inspiration images to make a moodboard.
Cobalt blue is a very seasonal colour, if it’s not the colour of the season, you won’t find it in any stores whether they be high street or high end. Throw in the grecian aspect which is also down to trends and I’m screwed, I considered dying one but I couldn’t even find a white one. I’ve been told it can’t be long as the wedding is on the beach and that it shouldn’t have sleeves. Don’t get me started on shoes, after working for a shoe designer, I have quite the collection, that I cannot wear, so now I’m looking for shoes too!
After searching for nearly a year and going on pinterest every single day , I have given up. I have accepted my fate, I will have to make it… pressure. My five week countdown is on, if you have any suggestions to help please let me know. I will keep you updated and show you the final piece.
Wish Me Luck!