My wedding attire search
Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:17 PM
I narrowed it down to two. I tried them on again today (at lunch) and I love, love, love the Augusta Jones Jolie. They are having a trunk show at the end of June, so if I decide that is the one, I get 10% off.
Augusta Jones - Jolie
It has some sparkly beading along the neckline and back.
There is a little piece of material that snaps into place at the cleavage too.
I like the contrast of the materials.
The second dress I liked is the 3rd dress in this catwalk video, they only show it for a sec though:
I went to David's Bridal for the heck of it and didn't find anything I liked.
Yesterday I went to another store and they had so many beautiful dresses, but nothing that I liked very well. There was one by Mikaella, dress 1214, which is on their site: Mikaella Bridal | Wedding Gowns (you need to scroll to see it), but it really didn't really feel like me.
I walked into their room with all of the bm dresses and I think I found the dresses for my bridesmaids! I ran right over to it at the end of the store. Adjust your screens... it really is a vibrant orange!
Watters & Watters | Bridesmaid Gown Collection | Style 7544 | Iridescent chiffon v-neck dress with bias skirt and streamers at back. Available in floor length or extra length.
I have two challenges:
Two bridesmaids that are in Mexico
Then two that will have given birth in October, so I won't have their true sizes.
This dress should be forgiving because of the flowy material on the top and the A line. I had envisioned tea-length dresses, but these are nice too. My MOH is on vacation, so she has not seen this yet. My sister was with me and she liked it, (she gave our other sister a terrible time with the dresses she had picked out for us - so she changed them. She looks back and hates that she didn't go with her original choice).
Anyway, I wanted mango calla lilies for me, will match with their dresses - but I am open to change that. There is a bouquet on on theknot site I really like with has orange, green and white. If I go with orange, what colour flowers do you think they should have? I had thought my wedding colours would be bright green and white with a hint of orange.
I have one more store to visit and that may be it.
I really do love the 'Jolie'... is it possible I found 'the dress' so quickly?
Thanks for reading!
Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:24 PM
Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:43 PM
The BM dresses are really pretty. I like the fit of the dress. I don't know much about those specific BM dresses but I think they can be ready fairly quickly. (I think) So you can probably wait a little longer until after your BM's give birth so that you can get their measurements after their pregnancies. I'm sure this will make them happy as well. The friend in Mexico may be tough, but if she gets fitted for exact measurements it may be easier to get something closest to her size. I would do one size up for her and mail it to her so that she can have it taken it to a seamstress there. Better to have it larger than too small.
Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:49 PM
As far as the bridesmaid dresses. They look great, but I don't think they're very forgiving in the belly area which may be an issue for your bridesmaids just having given birth. I like the bright colors for the beach. Your color theme sounds awesome. My girlfriend is having a baby at the end of Sept and standing up in my wedding the end of October. I also have a plus size bridesmaid and the dress they picked is really flattering. Kindof what you described.
Nordstroms is great with their cheap shipping ($5) and liberal return policy. They had some great flowy tea length dresses.
Posted 08 June 2007 - 06:21 PM
Also, I think the BM dresses you picked are cute...and yeah, probably anything with an a-line or empire cut is going to be most forgiving to pretty much any body type. A sheath might be a challange for a girl who's just had a baby...hell, a sheath is a challange for me!! Watters has TONS of great BM dresses. Also there's a site you can order them from that is SO much cheaper than in the stores. I ordered my MOH dress for my friends wedding from there and it was almost $100 cheaper than in the store...even w/ shipping. It takes longer but to me it was worth it. Definitely check it out for your girls, see if they carry the style you want.
House of Brides
Posted 08 June 2007 - 06:39 PM
Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:17 PM
Ack! Maria - There will be no competing with my dress! Hehe! You know, that is probably why I liked it. Watters does have other dresses in that colour. I will take a better look with my MOH when she comes back.
Ajncooter, Yes I was surprised that the two dresses I really liked were the same designer, yet very different styles.
Cheese_diva, that is a very pretty dress! I looked at the Nordstrom's site and they have lots of nice dresses! I guess I just didn't think to look there.
Rachelle, thanks for the link! So much to look at now!
Glenda... great advice as always. It's kinda hard that one is in Mexico and pregnant! I think we will be going to Mexico City in July, so I can sit down and show her all my wedding ideas. You are right, we can wait until right after she has the baby, I just have to make sure the designer we use has fast turnaround. The other preggers is my FI's sister.
I think I will wait to order a dress at least until the end of the month. They said it would take between 4-6 months for the Jolie and then I have to take it for alterations. I get married in 7 months, 3 weeks and 4 days
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users