Drove down to Mum's this morning, picked her up and drove over to Jacquie's, and from there the three of us and Jac's two daughters headed over to the Trafford Centre.
It turned out to be a really easy shopping trip - and surprisingly quick too!
First off, Debenhams. The first dresses we saw for child bridesmaids looked just about perfect. Little ivory dresses with chiffon type fabric over the skirt and little flowers embroidered on the top. This means that they are the same ivory as my dress, and have some green included too which makes them ideal. And they had Caitlin & Mia's sizes too. The girls tried them on, with co-ordinating shoes, and looked brilliant! We looked at others, but none of them came close so we had them put aside and moved onto the next shop.
Monsoon had a sale on, and we were hopeful, but nothing was quite right. They had plenty of green stuff in, but all of it was the wrong green entirely. Gutted, we moved on.
BHS... again, nothing that was right for the little ones, but they did have some shoes for me that looked the right shade of ivory, had some pretty bead work, fitted nicely, and seem to be the right hight (I'll find out for sure at my next fitting, so fingers crossed). We searched high and low for something that Jacs could wear, and the only thing we all liked the look of really was a two piece plain ivory set. I think maybe it is actually a wedding dress, but there's no colour, beading or embroidery on it so it's fine for what we want. The back of the top is laced up - like my dress is going to be - and Jacs came up with the brilliant idea of switching the ivory lace with a green one to match my dress! I must ask Stella (the seamstress making the lace up for my dress) if she has any spare that I can buy off her. We also found matching shoes for Jacs!
After that we had a spot of lunch (wont tell you what as it was very fattening!) and went back for the girls dresses.
All done and dusted in less than 3 hours I think!
Very happy indeed!