Post # 1
i purchased my gown for my november 10, 2010 wedding and loved it at first, but of course now (like every other decision) i’m having doubts and want to dress it up a bit.
the gown is from david’s simple, ivory satin, with a non removable beaded belt…
i plan to get a sash, but can’t decide on beaded or lace, ivory or champagne, or anything!
i placed a bid on a beaded sash that goes with another david’s dress on ebay, and immediately regreted it!
do i go with soft lace/flowers or a little bling to add some interest to my dress?
here’s the dress
here’s the sash i bid on…
and here’s the hair flower i bought when i thought beaded was the way…
Post # 3
So, are you trying to cover the non-removable beaded sash? I’d say be careful with that – you may have to actually sew the sash on to keep it from sliding around and showing that you’re hiding the other detailing. Also, make sure whatever sash you get is wide enough to cover the detailing with a comfortable margin without looking bunched up when you secure it. Something ruched and wider might be better for that purpose.
Post # 4
thanks, yes… i’m trying to cover the ribbon that is there. i tried on some wider sashes and it was not noticeable at all, and i’m not averse to having the new sash sewn on just to be sure it stays in place… i love the way the sash looks with the beading down the back of the dress. the ribbon in place is a 1.5 inch ribbon, and i tried it with a double sided satin 2 inch ribbon, no one was the wiser.
Post # 5
I actually prefer the beads that are already on the dress over the one on eBay. I think it has more texture than the one on eBay, and if you are trying to dress up your dress, then the sash you chose would do little to it. I love the hairflower and think it will go great with the dress. Maybe a cathedral length mantilla or beaded veil would add oomph to the overall attire.
Post # 6
I agree with crayfish. I’d be careful how you cover up the sash. You definitely need to tack it somehow so that it doesn’t sag and so you don’t have to tie it super tight.
What does your jewelry look like? My dress is pretty simple too, so I opted for bigger pieces of jewelry like long earrings and a thick bracelet. I don’t know if that’s your style, but it’s another option to add some interest to the look.
Post # 7
i’m toying with the idea of a veil, and actually feel the same about the ebay sash (hoping someone outbids me, but doesn’t look like that’s going to happen). i guess i can always try it and post it back up to see if someone else wants it.
is it possible to do a hair flower and veil? i’ve seen a couple of pictures, but too many… i think the veil might bring that ‘bridal’ appeal i’m looking for. i went in wanting simple simple simple, but now i regret not going a little more overboard, since it’s my wedding and not prom!