I met Adrianna Giuliani–VP at Ketchum, blogger, and pro-bridesmaid–at a party last week. We got to talking about bridesmaids dresses. I’ve only had the honor once. She’s been a bridesmaid six times. I recently had the floor length Thread bridesmaid’s dress I wore to my friend’s wedding shortened to mini-dress length. Guiliani takes a different tack when it comes to dealing with her bridesmaids dresses: She leaves them in her hotel room closets.
“Now don’t get me wrong, I relish in being a bridesmaid,” says Guiliani. “I’ve be known for putting the ‘party’ in wedding party…but there is one thing I won’t do for the bride–and that’s hang on to my bridesmaid dress.”
“I have left a trail of dresses around the U.S. and haven’t been caught since,” says Guiliani who has left her pastel dresses everywhere from St Maarten to Albany to Minneapolis.
“Now I know my gal pals and sister will probably read this and may be a little annoyed, but at the end of the day they know how much I love them and that I’m living in 400 square feet.”Fair enough. When you’ve got limited closet space, is there any point in saving the taffeta frocks and dyed-to-match pumps you’ll likely never wear again?
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Lauren’s bridesmaids will wear these adorable shifts from that cost under $50 (future brides take note!) and are totally wearable post-wedding.
Click through for our guide to bridesmaid dresses you’ll want to take home with you after the wedding.