Post # 1
Hi bee! I’ve been following the boards since I got engaged but this is my first post. I need help making a decision quickly! live in San Antonio, but came to visit family and try on dresses in Houston. The first dress that I tried on a few weeks ago and became the contender was Hayley Paige Guindon. I showed my parents/bridesmaids this dress today (two maids and other friends had already seen/loved) and everyone liked it. We went to another store and Paloma Blanca 4465 caught my eye, and I instantly fell for it too. They have similarities in structure but are different feels. I am going home tomorrow morning and have a discount offer standing on the Paloma Blanca if I order tomorrow. I’m not able to travel here often, and both dresses take 6 months to come in (wedding is Sept 26, 2015 and I want to do bridal shots before). If It helps, here is our venue: http://www.kendallplantation.com
Hayley Paige Guindon. Ignore the veil, this is from a different trip. I love how unique and modern it is, and the shape it gives me. It feels very wow.
I’m sorry its sideways! Paloma Blanca 4465. This is the veil I’d wear with either. This feels romantic and clasic, but still slightly different. I also would get this or a similar belt. This was my mom, dad, and 2 bridesmaids favorites. My planner was previously attached to Guindon but she liked this better.
I’m also considering that the Paloma Blanca dress, belt, and veil all together cost the same as the Guindon alone. I am paying for my dress (fiancé and I are paying for the whole wedding). I’ve had several weeks to think about/stalk the Guindon and only one night for Paloma.
Please help me, lovely bees!
Post # 2
To me, the second one is just as gorgeous and you get accessories for the same price so I would pick it!
Post # 3
I 100% prefer the second dress, the Paloma! It looks great on you!! I’ve just never been a big fan of the Guindon dress with all of the stripes.
Post # 4
IMO, it’s the second dress all the way. I think the first dress is kind of wearing you but the second one is enhancing you.
Post # 5
Dress 2!! You look so gorgeous!
Post # 6
First off, you look AMAZING in both and I just know that you are going to positively glow on your wedding day! Heck, you are already glowing in both of these pictures! I think the first one is very modern and couture, but that second one- geesh! You look like an angel who descended directly from the heavens! I, too, had a hard time choosing a dress and was so thankful for the advice of several bees! One wise gal on this site advised me to figure out which dress I fall asleep dreaming about and to go with that one. I’m a thinker, not a feeler, so this was a challenging exercise, but in the end, it worked!
If you wanted just my opinion, I think that the Paloma Blanca 4465 is super elegant and is my favorite of the two. You, though, really can’t lose with either one! Go get that deal, girl! 😀 Let us know which one you choose! 🙂
Post # 7
Dress 2,even sideways, looks superior!
Post # 8
Dress #2 gets my vote. The 1st one seems overwhelming.
Post # 9
I love the second on you.
The stripes on the first just throw me off big time. They’re too distracting. And fluffy.
Post # 11
I like dress #2. The first dress has too many stripes. The second dress looks great on you!
Post # 12
Another vote for #2! The Paloma Blanca looks amazing on you! It is somewhat similar in structure to the Guindon, but I agree with PPs the stripes are somewhat distracting. But when I scrolled to picture 2, you look amazing. I even downloaded it so I could rotate it to be the right way up and it looked even MORE amazing. I love #2 on you. All the votes seem to agree and the price is better. It seems like fate! Go buy it while you have your deal!! 🙂
Post # 13
Second dress hands down! First one reminds me of a down comforter.
Post # 14
I say second dress the first one just has too much going on and the second one seems more elegant and bridal.
Post # 15
I like number 2 the Paloma better. I don’t like the stripes on the first dress, and think it will look very dated (I think it kind of does already!). You look more elegant in the second dress 🙂