BEING A BRIDEZILLA IS NEVER CUTE
Your friends are honored and excited when asked to be a bridesmaid, don't make them regret saying yes. What you do in the first few months of wedding planning are crutial to make sure your bridesmaids don't start hating your guts.
One of the first things you and your maids will do in preperation for your big day is choose the bridesmaid dresses. Are you really going to make them spend $300 on something they will most likely throw away at the end of the night? I.E. that same frilly crinkle chiffon monstrosity that everyone from J.Crew to Vera Wang makes (you know which one I'm talking about). I've seen it in almost every wedding on Style Me Pretty in every shade imaginatble. Be original. Chances are they have already purchased this same dress for another wedding and they never wore it again. Why would they? It looks like a raging bridesmaid dress. They are spending a lot of money on your wedding; showers, gifts, bachelorette party, plane tickets, hotel rooms. They are prepared to shell out $250+ on the dress, it comes with the territory, the least you can do is choose something they will LIKE and wear again. You don't want your bridesmaids bitching to eachother about the heinous dress you made them buy, do you? Didn't think so. Choosing a good dress sets the stage for a drama free engagement. Being a bridezilla is never cute. Be a good friend.
NOT A GOOD FRIEND