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A  few weekends ago in February my bridesmaids, my mom and I went to an Alfred Angelo boutique in Glen Burnie, MD. It was nice enough but it was packed with brides and other bridal parties. It was like a swarm of bees to honey. Thank goodness I made an appointment!! I have three bridesmaids and then my sister is my maid of honor. My mom just came along for good measure. About a couple of months before I had picked out two seemingly good styles of bridesmaids dresses. They looked so adorable! They were either spaghetti strap or one-shoulder strap above the knee tea dresses, with ruching on the bodice. The dresses were floral prints in chocolate brown, a light pink or a clover green.

However, when the girls tried the 2 dresses on, they weren’t what we expected at all. They were snug and loose in all the wrong spots and they weren’t the fabric I thought they were. Thank GOODNESS we tried them on before we bought them! I let the girls loose in the store to pick out the style of dress they liked, as long as it was in the colors I specified. After trying on a bunch of ugly dresses, they finally all agreed on a strapless, cocktail dress with a sweetheart neckline in a chocolate brown color. I know every bride says that they can wear their bridesmaids dresses again, but these you actually can.

Of course this dress isn’t the right color – ours is in a chocolate brown. We plan on shortening the length about an inch and a half or so to make it more of a mini. So like I said, it’s a wear-again dress. We were also thinking of making a removable sash or belt under the bust to personalize it to fit the girls’ styles. I’m going to let the girls also pick out their own shoes as well – I want them to feel comfortable. I don’t want to become a bride-zilla haha! My sister is the maid of honor and she will be wearing a completely different dress than the others. She didn’t find anything she like there at the boutique, so she will find a dress somewhere else. I trust she can find a gorgeous dress without me being there!

Here is some store information from the boutique we went to:

Hours of Operation:

M-F: 11 am to 8 pm
Sat: 10 am to 6 pm
Sun: 12 pm to 5 pm

Store Manager: Linda Slater

(410) 766-6461
baltimorestore@alfredangelo.com

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