Post # 1
I’m new to this site… and to wedding planning! I am currently living in Nicaragua and am planning my wedding for here this coming November. I’ll be back in the US in late July and am planning to order a bunch of dresses online to try on while I’m there, and then return those I don’t like. My friend, who just went through this process recently, suggested a few sites to me, and I’m probably going to order some from: J. Crew, Nordstroms, Anthropologie, Banana Republic.
I’m looking for something simple and elegant, nothing too pricey (ideally under $500). I think my ideal dress is halter top, A-line (but possibly Empire), relatively simple. Also I love the idea of a colored sash (burgundy prob). It won’t be a very formal wedding. Groom will be in khakis and white guayabera.
This is the whole list my friend suggested which I’ve gone through already. Any other ideas??
ann taylor & ann taylor loft
black house/white market
banana republic (no wedding dress)
liz clairborne ? (didn’t find online store)
🙂 Thank you so much!!
Post # 4
Thanks, 2dbride. I had found that link, but it just takes me to a page which lists their outlet in NYC, and JC Penney partnership… but didn’t see an actual online store. But I think their dresses are available at department stores, so that should be covered.
Any other suggestions for where to look? I’ve got 5 possible dresses so far that I’ll probably order to check out… but think it might be nice to have some more, so I have a better chance of finding one I love!
Thanks so much!
Post # 5
http://www.thelimited.com just released a few bridal dresses, and you can always go the old standby of http://www.davidsbridal.com. You may want to verify the dresses can be returned though. There are a lot of places that won’t allow that since there are some sneaky people out there who will wear it and hide the tags and then return it later to get their money back…
Post # 6
They arent a retail store, as they are only online, but I was a bridesmaid for my BFF, and we got our dresses from:
Aria – they now have bridal gowns – really reasonably priced. But, they make them to order. Might be just what you need, since you can specify exactly what you want.
Our bridesmaid dresses were so beautiful!!