This is the 7th post in my Wedding Series.
Previous posts include:
As usual for us, we didn't go the usual route when selecting wedding apparel for this shin dig.
From the wedding dress to the Bride's father's clothing - nothing was what is advertised in all of those bridal magazines.
The most important dress - the wedding dress - was the first stop.
The groomsmen wore their own khaki pants and brown shoes. Ashley and I found the sweater vests at the Van Husen outlet in Williamsburg. The ties were ordered online and so were the ecru shirts.
The grooms suit was bought from Kohls.
Here's a photo of me with all of my favorite people.
Starting from the left:
Oldest daughter with her hubby and sons, our son, baby daughter and her new hubby, me, and my love.
My dress came from the designer section at Dillards. I'm wearing my grandmother's crystal necklace. Hub's sports coat, shirt, tie, and khakis all came from Sears. My oldest daughter was able to find cute sweater vests and khakis for my little grandsons. They looked so dapper!
Here's a breakdown of the costs for those of you who want details.
Bride's dress and veil ($700.00)
Bridesmaid's dresses ($25.00)
Bridesmaid's shoes ($7.00)
Groomsmen's vests ($15.00)
Groomsmen's shirts ($19.99)
Can I tell you how happy the attendants were to not have to spend hundreds of dollars on clothes they'll never wear again?
Stay tuned tomorrow for wedding decorating ideas.