When we started wedding planning I did not have any clear ideas of what I wanted. Being the bride, people expected me to choose and make decisions and be strongly opinionated. I just wasn't. To be honest, I didn't particularly like wedding planning. I found it stressful and hard. Mostly what I cared about was the arts and crafts parts. I loved that.
I was mostly concerned with everyone having a good time and celebrating together. I knew that I wanted a non-traditional wedding... a beach, a forrest, a garden. After much research, MG and I decided on a beach wedding, in the Bahamas. With the sand and sea set for our back-drop, I eventually decided on bright beachy colored bridesmaid dresses for our family memebers. My sister was going to be my maid of honor, and MG's dad was his best man. We wanted our family to be a big part of our celebration, so we opted to have them be the wedding party. There was a lot of concern and questions and debating and discussing and maybe even a few tears over what color dresses each girl was going to wear. I was pretty confident that this was going to look great, but there was that little voice in the back of my head trying to let doubt creap in... (what if you fought and argued and defended your idea and it turns out looking like total crap? what if colors clash? what if you suck and it just doesn't look good? what if whatif whatif???).
When wall is said and done, I'm quite happy and proud of the multi-color dress decision. I feel that each girl got to wear a color that was definitely suitable for her, brought a little bit of their own personality to the wedding, and (if I can admit) it looks smashing!
Doesn't that look nice? Each of the boys had a tie and bouttenniere to coordinate with their lady's dress. My sister is in turquise, my sister-in-law is in purple, my mom's in fuschia, MG's mom is in royal blue, and my MG's sister is in orange.
Also, my sister made these really awesome flip-flops for me to wear (she gave them to me as a gift from my neices, who are 1 & 3). It says "Mr. and Mrs. XYZ" on one and "Nassau, Bahamas" on the other... the bottoms leave imprints that say "Just Married" - what a fun idea! I wore them for the entire ceremony (and pictures).