Post # 1
Hello Bees! I am new and this is my 1st Post. I’m having a hard time finding a dress I love.
I’m getting married next June( Yay!) I’m super excited to be getting married in Asheville at this gorgeous castle. I’m really torn on finding a champaigne princess dress on Budweiser Budget.
Please-I’d love suggestions, something with a corset (I gain and lose weight) that’s not uber fluffy.
I orginally bought a Maggie Sottero lace dress but it was too big and no one in my town would take it in.
I thought I loved the Maggie Sottero Royale but the way the skirt sticks out bothers me and the beaded waist is too short for my torso, so I’m thinking a natural waist line might be better for my longish torso.
Thank you Ladies!
Post # 3
@mich605: This is a guide to a dress that is figure flattering although I would take the suggestions with a grain of salt! What kind of material are you aiming for and what kind of feel? Even though that venue looks timless it could also be rustic or made modern, what suits you?
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I think a lazaro would fit in perfectly 😉 but what is Budweiser budget ?
Post # 5
Post # 6
Your right, I’m aiming for a timeless classic look..the guideline helps. I know I didn’t like the way tulle looked when I put it on and tended toward satin, lace, and beaded embellishments. Oh, and after thinkingI tried about it, I think I mean a more dropped waist (hip length and not fitted to thigh) tend to flatter me more.
Thanks Bees : )
The Lazaro is absolutely gorgeous but they are above my price point 🙁 (I’m hoping I can stay closer to $800-1000) I have looked on preowned and tradesy to see if I could find something but I haven’t found anything yet.
Post # 7
@mich605: Are you okay with a preowned wedding dress?
If so then you may find something you like for your price range here:
DB a.k.a Davids Bridal (if there is one near you) has some beautiful affordable dresses!
Also, sometimes you can get a killer custom designed dress for a steal I know there are tons of Chinies companines that do beautiful work! Maybe make a thread to ask for company reccomendations (assuming you are interested in that idea)
Post # 8
Mori lee is very affordable and in your price range
Post # 9
Hi @mich605: First and foremost, as this is your DEBUT Post on WBee… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
If you have champagne taste on a Bud Budget then you should at least consider going the Off-Shore Knock-Off Route (China Dressmakers)…
You find a dress you LOVE … freak out at the price… and then contact a company like Jasmine’s Bridal Shop (lots of great posts here on WBee about them… they are one of the best Off-Shore Companies).
You’d be surprised how inexpensive they can make a dress for… and it looks exactly like the Dream Dress… and you get to have input / see the dress all along the way…
That is something I’d certainly consider if I was in your shoes…
Hope this helps,
Post # 10
Thank you and thanks for the welcome!
I love weddingbees they are so helpful and supportive : )
It really helping me especially since we moved to another state while the Mr. is working on his MBA.
It’s been frustrating trying to figure out what looks good and makes you feel great 🙂
I’ve been dress shopping once when my mom could visit and a few times by myself but those were really difficult experiences with a lot of sales pressure… though they do help you figure what you should wear with it..
Post # 11