- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015 - camp in new hampshire
I went wedding dress shopping for the first time on Saturday and I’m so confused!
First- my wedding isn’t until June 13, 2015, so 13 months away. It’s an outdoor ceremony/indoor lakeside rustic reception at a summer camp. I have a 1930s art deco engagement ring, and we’re using that for some inspiration as well. I really love one of the dresses, but I’m afraid I’ll have dress regret if I order now, and since I’ve had time to think about it, I’ve come up with some doubts.
The one specific dress I love (Anna Campbell Miranda) is exactly what I was looking for/imagined myself wearing- the lace and embellishments are AMAZING (it matches my engagement ring!), but I can’t decide if I’m 100% sure. I’m a little worried about the silhouette on the Anna Campbell dress, I don’t think it shows off my figure as well as others. As my fiance hates empire waists and wants me to show off my figure. It’s not a total empire waist, and the consultant told me I could have the skirt brought in more to be more form fitting, but I don’t know how that would look. Also, the designer, Anna Campbell, has a new line coming to the US (She’s Australian) in August, and I’m afraid I might like some the new styles. At the same time, I kind of want to get the dress out of the way.
Second- there’s another dress that came in close second, Alvina Valenta 9400. It’s more fitted and it makes my body look great and I love the silhouette, but I don’t love the embellishments and the lace isn’t as unique as the Anna Campbell- basically the whole thing isn’t. I also had a hard time walking in the dress- maybe because it was sample size, but it’s definitely more restricting than the Anna Campbell. However, I know my fiance would love the way the dress makes me look.
I attached pictures of both- let me know which one you like best or if you think I should just wait a couple more months and look again. I also attached pictures of Alvina Valenta 9407- I love the back on it, but the front isn’t that great, and I’d def get white.
I’ve looked around for some other things in my price range, but the embellishments and unique lace on the Anna Campbell one are so amazing I can’t find anything else that lives up in my price range. I’m going to try on Rosa Clara Soft’s Ulema (http://www.rosaclarabridal.com/item/105-ulema/soft-collection)next weekend at a trunk shOW
1) Anna Campbell Miranda (http://www.annacampbell.com.au/miranda-dress/4582295084)
There are two bows to tie in the back, I would get it tailored to not be ties, and look more like this (and maybe add some fake buttons and clearly no bra!)
2) Alvina Valenta 9400 (http://www.jlmcouture.com/Alvina-Valenta/Bridal/Spring/2014/Style-9400)
3) Just for fun, Alvina Valenta 9407 (http://www.jlmcouture.com/Alvina-Valenta/Bridal/Spring/2014/Style-9407) would get in white- love the back, not sure about the front
So bees should I wait and see how I feel in a couple weeks? Which one do you like the best?