- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
Hi ladies! I need your help, if you’re up to the challenge. Do you have any ideas as to what dress this is? The designer, the actual gown, really any ideas are welcome! (I added the belt/sash to the dress in this photo, it doesn’t come with it.)
Here’s the story behind this:
After my first dress shopping experience at DB, which was unsuccessful, I stopped in a fancy boutique shop on my way back to my car. There I tried on a few dresses though I had no clue what the prices of the dresses where, I figured I’d just get a feel for different styles and shapes.
I tried on this dress and for the first time I almost felt like a bride. (I wasn’t just trying on dresses, these were wedding dresses.) My Mom was with me and felt that this dress was too formal for my wedding. (I’m having an outdoor ceremony in a park and then our reception will be in a tent in my parent’s backyard.) As much as I thought the dress was really pretty they finally told me the price and even with a “discount” it’d be a few hundred over my budget (dress and sash together, no alternations included). The boutique had no tags on the dress that I could make out the designer or actual dress and they wouldn’t disclose the information to me either.
I went to another bridal salon where I live (Tallahassee) and the experience was simply horrible, so I wasn’t in a rush to try again soon. But it has made me a bit concerned when/if I’ll find “the” dress (that’s in my budget, under $1k). And the more I think back on this dress the more I really like it. If I can figure out what this dress is maybe I can find it for less and it may actually be a possibility.