Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Maids

Photo: The Knot

I haven't yet asked anyone besides my MOH to be my bridesmaid. I knew MOH was my MOH a while ago. I've only known her since college, but we've become true best friends since she moved back to SF and I moved to NorCal. I've known my other BM candidates for about 20 years! They undoubtedly know that they will be in my wedding, but I want to officially ask them and make it special.

I found these great poems online. Some of them are pretty cheesy. But there was one that I actually really liked.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? You have always been there, more than just a friend.
You know just who I am and everywhere I've been.You're the one who I can turn to, any hour of the day.
Seems, I only have to think of you and you'll be on your way.
No matter where life takes me, no matter where I roam.When I'm with you my friend, my heart feels right at home.
So on my wedding day, I will need you more than ever.
Please say you'll be my bridesmaid now.... and my friend forever.

So now I just have to figure out how to ask them, and when to ask them! I don't know when we will all be in the same room together since two are in Socal, one is in med school in Ohio and my cousin is in Denver! But luckily I have some time. And it wont be any big shock to any of them. I've already had them pencil in our date!

Since I am really hoping to lose a significant amount of weight before I begin looking at my wedding dress options, I have been scouring BM dresses lately. While my maids do vary in height and body shape-they are all gorgeous and I have a very good idea of what looks great on them. I am totally open to having multiple dress styles in the same fabric. Right now I'm thinking Navy blue. It's always been a favorite color of mine and I think it will go with the rustic feel. I'm considering brown as well. I can 't wait to get their input!

This is my favorite style so far!

Jenny Yoo Lucy

Jim Hjelm Style: #JH5804T

What I love about this style is that it's feminine without being frilly. While the JH design does have a bow in the back, it's not very big and well, it's in the back. I'd love to avoid ribbons and bows as much as possible simply because if I were a BM I'd really rather not wear a bow. I'm not opposed to the sash idea, but I'm trying to avoid that as well. I think this style would look great in Navy. When I say navy, I'm hoping for more of a saphirre-where it looks blue, not black.

I can't wait to officially welcome my girls into my wedding party. DF and I have some discussing to do so that I can attempt to make our parties even. Right now I'm at 5 with with possibility of asking his cousin, who has become a good friend to me, and is like a sister to DF. DF's real sister lives in Michigan. I've only met her once (right after we were engaged) and while I suppose it would be nice to have her in it, I'd really like to make sure that my maids are all true friends. So I think asking his cousin (who lives a mile away) would make more sense.

On the other hand, DF has A LOT of close friends. One problem: they all don't get along! I don't envy him as he tries to make these decisions, but the sooner we know his count the sooner I can start asking!

Any cool ideas to share?


  1. I love that Jim Hjelm (my mom calls him Jim WTF) any clue as to how much he charges for those puppies? Super cute.

  2. Haha, yes I can't pronounce the last name either. None of his cataloues list prices-but I found some info on another site that had most of his tea-length dresses between 200-300.