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By: Jason Matheson | Posted: 04/07/2014
I’ve come to realize most things in life are subjective. Comedy, literature, food, TV shows, and especially fashion are all subjective. A dress one person thinks is beyond beautiful another person may think is as ugly as a two-headed anteater. It’s with this lesson that Collin and I decided to let the ladies in our wedding party pick their own dresses. Originally, we wanted them all to have the same dress and follow the formula of most weddings we’ve been to. But, since we were kind of breaking most of the rules and creating our own day from scratch without the worry of following a list of traditional “must-haves”—we decided, why not?
If you are a woman reading this, you can imagine the glee that came over our gals when we told them of our decision. Like many of you, they have suffered through nightmarish bridesmaids gowns from previous weddings and dreamed of the day that they could be in a wedding party and pick exactly what they want to wear (ok, calling it a dream may be dramatic, but, you know what I mean). We also made this decision because the ladies in our wedding party—every one of them—are women of great taste. We didn’t need to worry a bit! And, so far our bet has paid off in spades! We’ve seen a few of the choices from the ladies and they are stunning! One of our friends is even using the occasion to solicit the help of one of her designer friends to craft a gown for the wedding! How cool is that? Most, if not all the ladies are staying clear of satin and going with more modern/contemporary looks, which fits perfectly with the overall design and feel of the wedding day itself. The only guideline and I do mean the only guideline for the gals is, the dress must be black. And not look like something they would wear at a funeral . . . or the state fair.
Collin and I with Collin's brother and best man, Leo Haas
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Collin and I are going for a simple/refined/modern look for everything from the venue (the Graves 601) to the flowers, simple decor, our suits, and more. So, the decision to go with a simple black dress for the ladies and a simple black suit for us and our best men, fit perfectly in this plan. Now, since we are treating our ladies to a spa day the day before the wedding, we decided not to leave our guys out of the fun. We’re giving each of our best men a nice Burberry tie to wear to the wedding and keep. I think this is one of the few things we are doing that is semi-traditional. I think . . .
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