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I’m terrible at looking online, no idea where to start, and I have an appointment this afternoon. Can anybody suggest a designer or dress that I might like?
I think I like strapless, sweetheart necklines, but I’m also open to straps (especially those gorgeous gowns with keyhole or open backs!)
i LOVE lace, lace lace, and I’m looking for a slightly long train. Not like cathedral length, but almost? Haha.
Post # 3
@NYBeee123: go to http://www.bestbridalprices.com/ where you can search by neckline, style, designer, fabric etc etc. Have fun browsing!
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@NYBeee123: EVERY designer makes sweetheart neckline gowns and/or lace. If the neckline isnt sweetheart then alterations can most likely modify it to be a sweetheart. What designers does the store you are going to carry? You can google the designers and look at their dresses online.
Post # 6
@NYBeee123: also what is our budget? i think thats the most important part
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
What silhouette are you looking for? Beading or no beading? Price range? What type of lace do you like?
Post # 8
@NYBeee123: tell your bridal consultant exactly what you just described. she will know her stock and will be able to pull just what you want. don’t forget to give her a budget too.
Post # 9
@NYBeee123: Maggie Sottero makes great dresses just like you’ve described and reasonably priced as well. I’d start looking at websites.
Post # 10
weddingshoppeinc.com this website is a real store in minnesota. You can sort the dresses by almost anything. This includes fabric, designer, price, season, color, size, material, neckline etc. I like it because unlike many bridal sites it tells you the price right on the site.
Post # 11
@NYBeee123: i suggest trying on every style dress until you find one you like.
just because it looks good on the model does not mean the dress will look the same on you.
i wanted a simple a-line or fit and flare with straps and NO embelishments
i ended up with a strapless lace mermaid. who knew?
Post # 12
I second Maggie Sottero. Lots of hers are exactly like you described and will be the least expensive for that type.
Post # 13
No research necessary; sounds like you know what you want to try! Make sure to also try on whatever else the consultant brings you, too…
I totally thought I was going to go with a lace dress with straps, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to end up that way. 🙂 You might be shown something you like even better!
Post # 14
@NYBeee123: Just go with the flow. If you have an appointment, go in with some styles and materials you like, but let the consultant know you’re open.
Seriously, the best advice for anyone trying on gowns that I can give is to be open minded. I always saw myself in a plain and hip hugging halter style dress. I ended up with a sleeveless super sparkly number with a flare at the bottom. These peopel do it for a living, just keep trying on things until you find the sillouette you love, then work from there on finding the right style of that sillouette.
Post # 15
Yeah, trust your consultant.
I said I wanted a massive all-lace ballgown with a natural waist, and I wound up with…
Maggie Sottero Sabelle! A tafetta, ruched, drop-waist ballgown!