Post # 1
I have been trying on wedding dresses and have fallen in love with an Alvina Valenta dress – style no. 9410
Are there any other Alvina Valenta brides out there? Anyone have any pictures of this on a real bride (salon wouldn’t let me take pictures)?
Post # 2
I’m in love with this Alvina Valenta:
Just not so in love with the price tag 🙁
Post # 3
Have you tried any similar styles form more affordable brands?
White One ‘Danitza’
Stella York 5850
San Patrick ‘Serine’
Post # 4
llussier: Oh I have, nothing I see matches up to the Alvina in my eyes. I refuse to go try it on because I don’t want to fall in love any more than I already am, but I’m still trying to find something that makes me forget about the Alvina!
I don’t mind that Allure one though! Maybe I’ll find somewhere to try it on! Thanks 🙂
Post # 5
I was just thinking recently that I feel like I don’t see many brides on these boards discussing Alvina Valenta much, when the other JLM lines are pretty popular. I think that will change when the Spring 2015 line hits more stores, since the AV dresses from bridal market were quite sexy and embellished, with lots of Gatsby-esque details.
I didn’t try on any of the Alvina Valenta dresses, though the salon I bought my dress at now carries Alvina Valenta and I did try on 4 different Hayley Paige gowns and one Tara Keely.
Post # 6
beerandcupcakes: Wow, I love the back of that dress. Thanks for posting!! Agreed, I had never even heard of Alvina Valenta before going dress shopping, although I’ve heard of the other JLM brands.
Post # 7
I’m an alvina bride! Like you, I had never heard of Alvina Valenta prior to shopping. In fact, I had about 5 Jim Hjelm dresses picked, and my stylist grabbed the Alvina without me knowing! Sometimes they know best!