Post # 1
i’m newly engaged, have never thought about weddings so am also new to “planning” etc. we don’t have a date set but since i’ve never even thought about weddings prior to getting engaged i thought i’d at least dip my foot into the planning pool to see what’s out there and what i’m up against.
we haven’t talked about weddings or anything so all of this is very preliminary and more for my own research.
i am not into traditions at all and don’t want to wear a white wedding dress. blue is my favorite color and what looks best on my imo.
i found this dress http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3053166/0~2376776~2374327~2374331~6014178?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6014178&P=1 and really like it, but the sizing on it is weird. i am very small on top (AA) and fairly normal everywhere else. if i were to order such a dress would the fact that i had to order a size 4 to fit my waist but would need a size smaller than 2 to fit my bust be a problem?
i don’t wear dresses so i’m not sure how the sizing works on them, are they easily altered? is it expensive to fix the bust area on a dress to fit properly?
Post # 3
I say this with love. Don’t buy a dress yet. It’s awesome that you don’t want to wear a white dress, but you still have SO much time until your wedding, just wait a while.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I agree with @SanDiegoAli – especially if you have all this time between now and your wedding, your tastes may change! This is something that you can definitely do within a year of your wedding!
Post # 5
Way cute dress! It would be possible to get it altered, but part of me really agrees with Ali (the above poster) – especially if your wedding isnt until 2013! This dress is made of jersey, which is like stretch tshirt material, so if your wedding is at all formal, this dress will be too casual. Just because of the material, not the length or color or anything else.
There are a lot of gorgeous colored gowns out there, and you may find them in time. For now, I’d say start with browsing the boards a little; once you and your Fiance (financee) get a feel for what you want out of your wedding, you’ll be able to dive into dress shopping with a fresh perspective. 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
To answer your question, unless its a A-line or ball gown get the size that fits your hips and have the top altered or add some padding. Because A-line and ball gowns are very forgiving in the hip area because of the cut.
I have to agree with SanDiegoAli. Our engagement is a total of 2.5 years and like you never thought about wedding planning until we got engaged. About two months in I found a dress. I tried it on and liked it. Now it is 1.5 years later and I look at what I picked originally, still like it, but realize that even though I thought I loved it I really didn’t. I found real love this past weekend. I put my dress on, which by the way is totally different than my idea of what a dress should be originally, and I physically started jumping up and down. I just knew it was the right one. Wait until about a year before you wedding to purchase. Go try on dress and enjoy it just don’t buy. =)
Post # 7
Agree with PPs. Unless your wedding is super-casual, I can’t really see how that dress would work. You can also get wedding gowns in colors aside from white or ivory. Also, try browsing full-length bridesmaids’ dresses in blue if that’s the color you would like to go with.
Post # 8
thank you all for the responses!
i am nowhere near the point of buying anything, was just looking around and doing some research. i am a major procrasinator and know that if i don’t do a little research before hand so i at least have an idea of what i want and don’t want then i’ll just get overwhelmed and not want to do any of it when the time actually comes for me to have to buckle down and do it. i’m sure that once a date is set i will want nothing to do with anything about weddings and will procrastinate it all till the last minute.
if i have my way the wedding will be very very casual and nontraditional. i don’t like anything princessy and never have. i actually hate wearing dresses and hate attending weddings but figured i could suffer through it just this once since it is my wedding.
thank you all again for the responses and the info about alterations.
Post # 9
I’m in the very beginning stages of planning a traditional but informal wedding and here’s a few of my thoughts: especially since you have no childhood dreams about weddings, sit down with your Fiance and talk about what you want in the end result. Set your priorities and then work backwards. I got that idea from 2000dollarwedding.com which I find inspirational. Think about who you want there and what you want them to experience. As far as details go, be picky about what you focus on. Food, music, “look”, but not everything! And hey (I feel like I should be whispering) you _can_ skip stuff! I’m not having a veil, a videographer, favors, a bouquet, a recessional… it makes things simpler! Good luck – you have so much time!