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AfricanVenus, one thing you can do is to wear the veil during the ceremony and the birdcage veil at the reception. I like the DT idea and I had no intention of wearing a traditional veil except for my birdcage veil, but now I am thinking maybe I could switch to the birdcage at the reception. We are only getting married once so, why not. I would say regardless of what your parents are saying, go with whatever your heart desire, because they have experienced their day so now it is "YOUR" day you must do you. :)

Originally Posted by AfricanVenus View Post

I hear you guys on the veil issue. My mom was pressing HARD for one out of guilt. She even said my dad, who's my heart, wanted to see me in one. I'm fighting it w/ every ounce of my being to have one, but if daddy wants one...lol. I do like the idea of a birdcage veil, and that's my likely compromise. I think they're stylish, classy, and still a veil. I'm looking at a tulle birdcage veil to go with the tulle of my dress. My sister says I look like I'm trapped in a mosquito net, and I'm inclined to agree, but it's different than the Russian netting you normally see. I'm also popping it off for the reception so it'll be just about the fascinator later on. And Mr. Tutera is right, as are most moms everywhere: when else do you get to have one? :-D

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Originally Posted by Sharon99 View Post

 

Are all you ladies wearing a veil? I don't think I want a veil. With the beach being windy, I was more thinking of just putting a flower in my hair or something...

I'm going the flower too. I think the veil is too formal for the beach. I was thinking a big red flower because my man is Mexican so it would be a little nod to the latin thing :)

 

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Originally Posted by AfricanVenus View Post

 

I hear you guys on the veil issue. My mom was pressing HARD for one out of guilt. She even said my dad, who's my heart, wanted to see me in one. I'm fighting it w/ every ounce of my being to have one, but if daddy wants one...lol. I do like the idea of a birdcage veil, and that's my likely compromise. I think they're stylish, classy, and still a veil. I'm looking at a tulle birdcage veil to go with the tulle of my dress. My sister says I look like I'm trapped in a mosquito net, and I'm inclined to agree, but it's different than the Russian netting you normally see. I'm also popping it off for the reception so it'll be just about the fascinator later on. And Mr. Tutera is right, as are most moms everywhere: when else do you get to have one? :-D

 

I am also going with the birdcage...but I am going with feathers, bling and a small bit of netting. You might want to try some on at stores..the real birdcage veils were uncomfortable b/c they were brushing against my eyelashes!

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Thank you everyone for you very nice comments!!!!
 

Originally Posted by star18 View Post


Wow! Beautiful dress, you look amazing!! :)


 
 
Originally Posted by Pucca View Post

That's a gorgeous dress! Thank goodness you didn't settle!! pinkie.gif
 


 

 
Originally Posted by jonesr1979 View Post

This looks STUNNING on you!

 


 

 
Originally Posted by TLGnhci View Post

Wow, that dress is AMAZING!!!!  So completely envious!!!



 
Originally Posted by sxcT View Post

Very pretty.  You look gorgeous!!
 
 


 
Originally Posted by Kristibear View Post

That is such a pretty dress and it fits your shape perfectly.  I am also searching for a trumpet/mermaid dress.  I have tried on about 20 dresses so far, so you have proven that there's hope of finding the ONE! 

 


 
 
Originally Posted by Tennyt1 View Post

Melfaybik - your gown is gorgeous!!!



 
Originally Posted by Sharon99 View Post

You look amazing in this dress!! Beautiful! I would say 6 months was worth the wait...you look so happy! Congrats!
 


 


 

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Thank you!! Do you live in Colorado?  I think I went to every store in CO except for stores in Colorado Springs.

 

Originally Posted by aholen View Post

melfaybik - gorgeous dress! I looked all over CO too; I swear I had heard somewhere that dress shopping was fun & that everyone looks great in a wedding dress. Whatever!! I finally chose one of the first few I had tried on. I like it a lot, but never got that super-excited THIS is the dress feeling. I'm glad that after all that searching, you did!



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Thank you! What does your dress look like?  I am sure it is gorgeous!
 

Originally Posted by JBean View Post

Melfaybik - Wow! I LOVE THAT DRESS!! It may be the first one I've seen that's given me dress envy! lol. I do love my dress, but I had wished there was some lace on it like your. SO GORGEOUS!!



 

I love your dress! Mine is a Alvina Valenta too!!! I love her dresses and I even got to meet the designer when I got mine.  She is super nice!

 

Originally Posted by Meghan86 View Post

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I'm soooo in love with my dress - I just bought it and am so looking forward to wearing her in November 2011 love.gif



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im going dress hunting and as soon as i find my darling dress il post it on here. but for now im getting ready for jamaica. flight booked hotel booked invites sent soooooooooooo here i go.

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Jewel93, I was on the forum months ago, not even thinking about dress shopping and I saw this post! I was on vacation in Florida at the time and had a girlfriend call every bridal salon within 4 hours of home - and no one had it to try on. two phone calls later, I found a place in Tampa that had it and i tried it on and bought it the very next day. So a great big thank you!

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I've posted it before but here it is again... but mine has straps. I do love it. :)
 

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Thank you! What does your dress look like?  I am sure it is gorgeous!
 


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Yeah, I live in CO. I went to about 15 stores or so & was finally just sick of it! lol  Some of the people working at the stores were just awful too. I went into one in Cherry Creek, can't think of the name at the moment, but they have all their dresses in back, and they just bring up ones they think you'll like. They were good at picking ones that would fit you, but none of them were my style! Each time I tried one on, the woman impatiently would ask me if this was it. I think I was there for 15 minutes and tried on maybe 4 dresses. She was so rude I was nearly in tears! 

 

I sure hope other people have better experiences with dress shopping that I did!!
 

Originally Posted by melfaybik View Post

Thank you!! Do you live in Colorado?  I think I went to every store in CO except for stores in Colorado Springs.

 


 


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