Amal Alamuddin's Wedding Dress Fittings Sound Like a First-Class Nightmare (PHOTO)

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Poor Amal Alamuddin's 12-year-old flower girl. Did you hear? The wedding dress train was too heavy for her to carry alone! This came out in Vogue magazine's behind-the-scenes recap of Alamuddin's fitting with Oscar de la Renta.

Alamuddin's mother wanted more fabric added to the skirt, but alas: "This is voted against by committee, one reason being that the role of train shepherd is already deemed too much for Tala’s 12-year-old daughter, Mia, who is Alamuddin’s only flower girl ... "

Record scratch.

Wait. Her mom wanted more fabric on the skirt? There was a wedding dress committee? TRAIN SHEPHERD?!?


It sounds like designing Alamuddin's wedding dress was quite the complicated dance. Not only did she have her mom weighing in (like many brides do) but an entire wedding dress committee. That's a lot of opinions and ideas for Alamuddin and de la Renta to juggle. It's great to have the advice of trusted loved ones, but it's also probably stressful, too!

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Usually, when you see a bride in her dress, you know you're seeing HER: The bride's vision for her look, the day, and her marriage in general. I mean, I know it's "just a dress" but that's just a phrase we whip out when we notice we're getting too stressed out over it. The wedding dress is SO NOT just a dress.

But with such a high-profile wedding, maybe Alamuddin felt like it was too important a decision to leave up to only her own judgment. I mean, she married a movie star and she knew her wedding photos would be scrutinized by millions around the world. The pressure!

And maybe what she also wanted her dress to say was "family" -- she's not just an individual, she is a daughter, a niece, a cousin.

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But this phrase "train shepherd" and the idea that said train was too heavy for a 12-year-old to carry is kind of funny. Is it me, or do you think Vogue included those details just to be cheeky and provocative?

Anyway, this should put things into perspective for non-celeb brides. You want your dress to be perfect, but at least you don't have to worry about looking perfect in People and Hello! magazines! Here's to simpler weddings for us ordinary mortals.

How involved did you want your mom to be in your wedding dress selection?


Images via Splash News, Hello!

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