I'm going to cheat…. on my dress!!!! (photo)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Gwendolyn88:  It’s up to you, but personally I would wait until your dress comes in. I ordered a custom polka-dot from Dolly Couture and had the same worries, but let me tell you I felt and still felt that I looked very elegant and not just cute. There really is a huge difference in just wearing the gown, and wearing the gown the day of with your hair all done up/jewelry on/makeup to the max…. Really it’s up to you, but I doubt you’d find much quirkiness at DB….. 

Here’s my dress when it was all said & done with….  

Post # 5
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2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Gwendolyn88:  Yeah, it’s a stressful experience since you’ve never really tried on the dress before- I was a wreck thinking it would just be cute and not elegant or “adult” feeling enough. I get now what you are trying to do at DB- it sounded more like you were hoping to find something else quirky there, and I was worried you may be very disappointed. I tried on a few dresses at our local shop (similar to a DB) and all their quirky dresses weren’t really all that quirky or unique in my opinion…. Good luck!!!! =)

Post # 6
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3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No harm in just going there to try out a few dresses, it’s great that you’ll do something fun with your FSIL!

I got my dress from DB (http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Cap-Sleeve-Wedding-Dress-with-Illusion-Neckline-CMK513_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-Oleg-Cassini) and my tip would be that you check out the website before going, so that you have an idea of what you would want to try on. I knew I wanted to try this dress, but described my wedding (outdoors, forest, remote) to my consultant and she kept pulling out totally inappropriate dresses (no, I’m not going to wear a bandage, mermaid dress with a train in a place where there ground is covered in blueberries). Helped to have a style number to give her when I was out of patience!

Good luck!

Post # 7
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682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

BeckyS0:  your dress is absolutely beautiful! I love it! 

Post # 8
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5267 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

BeckyS0:  Wow, you rocked that dress!!  Love the whole look!

Gwendolyn88:  I like your dress and definitely your choice of hair/shoes/accessories will complete the look.  I agree you should wait to see it in person.

Post # 9
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think your dress sounds gorgeous, and it sounds like something I considered. However, I ruled out a shorter dress because my DH said he felt a wedding dress should be long. I’m mentioning this because you were suprised by your FI’s traditionalist leanings, and I was quite surprised that my DH had this opinion about short dresses. His only other comment/suggestion for my dress was that it should be ‘booby’! 😉

 

Anyway, I’m not mentioning this to stress you out more or anything, just because you mentioned being concerned about your FI’s opinion on the dress.

Other than that, as I saw, I love you proposed dress, and think it totally works for a garden party.

 

Also, and I can’t believe I’m the first to say this – Two weddings, two dresses? 😉

(Budget permitting)

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  SarahLulu.
Post # 10
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Gwendolyn88:  Your dress sounds amazing! I almost got an avila bay from dolly couture as well for my garden party wedding but ended up getting a tea length dress on etsy instead (much cheaper). I felt fabulous in mine but did worry for a while that maybe I would regret not getting a long dress. I think you should go with whatever makes you feel like you rather than what you think other people expect. I suspect that when your dolly dress arrives you will be very happy

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  spink75.
Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I just wanted to chime in! I have a dress from Dolly too, and I too, felt that while it’s very “ME” and quirky, it’s not elegant and I don’t feel “GORGEOUS” in it. I feel “pretty” and “cute,” but not womanly, or amazing. Honestly… I still haven’t shaken that feeling, unfortunately. But my wedding is in 8 days, so I have no choice.  *shrugs* :\

I’m getting a wider sash for it, (I tried getting it tailored and the tailor said there was NOTHING she could do, because “that’s just how the dress is made”…) so I’m hoping a thicker sash will help pull-in some of the fabric that’s hanging off of my body making me look double-wide:

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