- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
I’m having quite a time figuring out how I want to look on my wedding day. I was hoping some of you could give me your opinion, as I keep hearing different things from everyone I talk to!
Ok, first a little bit about my wedding. It’s a summer wedding in northern Michigan. We’re doing a Catholic Church wedding and then a reception at a conference center that’s right on the shore of Lake Michigan. The bridesmaids are going to be dressed in gray dresses, the men in either charcol or black. Flowers are all going to be white. I might add some color at the reception, but I’m not sure yet. So basically it’s going to be classy, not super formal, but definitely a traditional feeling wedding.
So here’s where I’m at with dress shopping. I know that I want a ballgown – something with poof but not too much. The first dress I fell in love with was a ball gown made entirely of lace. Now, I do like lace as a fabric, but when I had the dress on it didn’t quite feel fancy enough for the wedding I’m planning, although I felt great in the dress. Of course everyone said it would defintiely be formal enough and I was convinced that this would be the dress.
As I went shopping more, I continued to try on more ballgowns and ended up also liking ones that were satin/shiny tafeta. Compared to the lace one they looked more plain, but they definitely seemed more formal to me. I’ve also had differeing opinions about which ones make me look older/younger and stuff like that.
With all of that being said, I was hoping I could post some pictures of the three dresses I’m looking at right now to get some feedback from other brides who might be able to help. Also, if you have any dress ideas for me that would be great too. One thing to note is that I am not a fan of beading, glitter, sequins, or anything like that. There have been a few dresses with a beaded/glitzed belt that I’ve been ok with, but I would rather avoid anything like that.
Thanks for your help!
Here are the dresses:
1st Dress: White Ballgown
Wtoo Mimi (without the flower)
2nd Dress: Lace Ballgown
David’s Bridal Galina Lace Ballgown
3rd Dress: Ivory Ballgown
Of course, I don’t remember what dress this is, so if you have any ideas please let me know!
And I would order it in white, but I tried it on in ivory.
Thank you so much for your help! It’s much appreciated!