Whew! We did it! I feel like we've looked at a thousand dresses between us, but now we are all clothed for the wedding. We tried David's Bridal, but aside from a shockingly unpleasant sales lady, we found nothing but cheap-looking choices. While my brother and his fiance were very flexible with their guidelines, I'm pretty sure that ruched purple satin with sequins and black net is not to their taste (or mine!).
After looking at $100+ flower girl dresses in the bridal shop, we headed over to Macy's, and enjoyed much better luck. Since it was only a few weeks after Easter, we found all sorts of fancy little girl dresses on the clearance rack. It cost us only $13 to buy a sweet little pink seersucker dress with tiny roses on the bodice. Next up was JCPenny, and still our luck held.
For the baby we located a beautiful cream satin gown with net overlay embroidered with green and pink flowers. Sooo cute! And only $18! While at Penny's we actually do very well and find rehearsal dinner dresses for all the grown up ladies (Grandma and the cousins) as well. Who would have thought we would have such luck there?
The bargain prices continued when we took a quick trip up to the outlet mall. In the one maternity shop (they are NOT common let me tell you) I found several dresses to try. They ranged in price from $20-$140, but it was the least expensive one that looked the nicest. Honestly I had not yet looked at the tag! Of course it does still require alterations, so the price will go up a bit, but still I am so happy to have found most everything we'll need. Well, maybe not shoes, but that's another story.