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I’ve only been a bridesmaid once in my life, and us girls wore black ;)
(perhaps fitting as I believe I was threatening my Bro-in-law’s life in this photo)
The dress was a simple one, off the rack at Myer, bought a month before the wedding, because everyone was SO organised :p I think it worked out well enough, with our gorgeous silk flower bouquets (while still look just as awesome to this day, if a little dusty), and DIY makeup and hair at home. We all rocked up with our makeup bags and nail polishes, got out the hair curlers and straighteners, and took care of each others looks while nibbling on cheese and sipping bubbly. Oh and taking dorky photos of each other. No princesses here!
Of course we could have gotten all professional and fancy, but I think it’s great that we didn’t, and it fitted with my sister’s style much better. I love simple a classic styles for weddings, nothing to flippy or frilly. Of course I would have liked to have worn a colour other than black, but that dress has been worn many times since! Bonus! I’m pretty sure cheap bridesmaid dresses, or formal dresses, and DIY hair and makeup can be almost as special as forking out for some stranger to come in and do it all.
Given my attitude towards marriage in general, let alone the fact that I’d be unlikely to return the favour, I’ll be surprised if I’m ever invited to be in another bridal party, but I loved that I could be there that day for my sister. :)