You Might Not Be Perfect But Your Bridesmaid Dresses Can Be
Generally, I like to think I'm an easygoing person. Hakuna Matata. No worries. For the most part, I honestly believe this to be true. However, what I have come to realise is that despite my free spirit and carefree attitude, underneath it all is a big ol' control freak.
I love sushi but only when it's cut up. If a banana is even remotely unripe, I won't eat it. I'll order a large long black, filled only 3/4 of the way. It might defeat the purpose of ordering a large but you bet your sweet pippy I'll make it the whole way to work without spilling a single drop. When I buy a new pot plant, you won't hear from me because I'll have spent the whole day determining the best aesthetic, mathematical and logical place for it to live, then rearranging my other plants in accordance.
I know. I've come to terms with it. Sure it's a little OCD but in a totally endearing, likeable way, right? Plus the way I see it, there is nothing wrong with having a little control over your own life.
It's when we start taking things into our own hands which are out of our control that it becomes problem. A classic example? The bridezilla.
The awful aspersion that all women turn into a something resembling a 50 foot dinosaur when planning their wedding is of course entirely untrue. I think, if anything, all we're guilty of is wanting things to be perfect (not that I can speak from experience). However having now seen a few of my friends' weddings and how lovely they were, I can only hope the very same for myself one day.
What I know for a fact is if you asked any of my married friends if their wedding was exactly what they had planned they would tell you, "No. But it didn't matter in the end". Some things are always going to be out of your hands. Like Alanis Morrisette said: "It's like rain on your wedding day."
So you might not be able to predict the weather but you can definitely give it a crack. I mean what are the seasons for after all if not for helping you pick appropriate wedding dates? So whenever you chose to say 'I do', embrace it. Make the weather work for you.
S U M M E R
Keep it short and playful with mini dresses for our warmest season.
A U T U M N
Try modest midi dresses or a long sleeve minis for those mid-year months.
W I N T E R
Winter calls for long sleeves and maxi dresses.