Here Comes the Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids, Credit: NY Times

Secret: I used to cringe when I was asked to be a bridesmaid. Okay, more like get a bad case of room-spinning anxiety. My over-imaginative mind whipped up thoughts of slipping into a hot-pink- -‘n’-pea-soup color combo with pouffy shoulders. Thank goodness for Crystal’s advice:

“Find a dress for your bridal party that they can wear again. No one wants to spend money on a dress they will never use again,” she says. “Especially in light of the economy, choosing a wear-again style will be a big hit among the bridal party.”

Whew. No pouffy shoulders. Amen to that, Crystal. Amen.

What experiences have you had shopping for your own gown, or as a bridesmaid?