Post # 1
I am new to wedding bee but decided to join because I am having trouble deciding on a gown. Our wedding is going to be held in a beautiful church followed by a reception at a historic ballroom. It will be a “grand” occasion in the Fall (September 28, 2013) suburbs of New Jersey.
It has been hard to envision what the dress will look like with so many clamps, etc.! Once they are altered and in my size, I know any of these options will be MUCH more flattering to my figure, so please keep that in mind (and I still have 9 months to lift weights and tone quite a bit). I am trying to balance happiness and budget and it’s been a difficult ongoing process since August. I am hoping you will be able to help in making the decision. Thank you in advance for taking the time, ladies!!!!
1. Allure C241 ($3,200)
2. Enzoani Blue – Dabra ($1,700)
3. Maggie Sotero – Micah ($1,200)
4. Enzoani Blue – Elkart ($1,500)
Post # 3
I hate to choose the most expensive option but that Allure is to die for!!
Post # 4
#1 all the way! It looks whimsical, elegant, not like what everyone else has, just lovely!
Post # 5
I love the Allure dress, but I don’t think it flatters you very well. I think Dabra looks the best on you (and it is definitely gorgeous!)
Post # 6
Geez, woman!! No wonder you’re having a hard time choosing! You look fabulous in all of them. My fav’s are: 1, 4, 2, 3 (in that order).
Post # 7
I like the Allure and the Enzoani Dabra on you the best. And, as much as I find the Allure fascinating in terms of the beading and texture, I voted for the Dabra, because I think, overall, people will notice your beauty more in a dress that isn’t as complex. However, I don’t think you can go wrong with either one.
Post # 9
#2, its soft flowing and elegant, great for the type of affiar your having. #1 is a popular choice, but its very distracting to me, all I see is the dress not the bride, and there is a chance 20 years from now when you look back on your wedding photos this gown choice will date you as a trend, where #2 is a classic/elegant look.
You look beautiful in all them, but #2 is the way to go, and looks more comfortable to walk and dance in the entire day of your wedding and reception. Very beautiful.
Post # 10
The Allure all the way! It is incredibly flattering on you, and although it may be the most expensive of your picks, this is the one occasion where you should get what you love!
Post # 11
Wow! Thanks for the commentary, everyone!
As far as comfort, 1 and 4 are easiest to maneuver in but that isn’t a huge concern to me. I was in Miss America Organization and wore pageant gowns that weighed thousands of pounds before, so 8 hours in any of these dresses will be great fun! 1, the stones do get stuck on things like a cathedral veil. 2, the train is simply huge and I would have to get some layers taken out. 3 is SO heavy and 4 is light as air!
As far as trends and looking dated years from now, that is something that I do think about and overall, want to look like a classic bride!
My fiance is not a huge guy. I’m 5’8″ and he’s 5’9″ and athletic build but pretty slim, so I do not want to overpower him with any dress and that’s in the back of my mind, too!
Lastly, 1 will have minimal alterations, mostly in the bust area. 2, I would get a deeper sweetheart neckline. 3 and 4 would require almost nothing in my size except some cups sewn in.
That’s my input so far and keep your insightful comments coming!
Post # 12
Definitely number one for me 🙂
Post # 13
Wow, the allure is stunning!
Post # 14
The Allure is breathtaking!!
Post # 15
I’m clearly biased because I bought the allure c241 too!! I love it and te pictures do not do the dress justice – it is so sparkly in real life!!! And it looks fabulous on you!
Post # 16
The allure is gorgeous but I think the beading detail is a bit overpowering. I am partial to the Dabra as I have the sister dress (Fatima) but you are right it’s a lot of tulle! Your figure is lovely so they all do look really good on you (sorry that’s not more helpful!)