Post # 1
I need help! I tried on a bunch of dresses back in April and really liked* two of them. One was Allure Couture and about 1200, and the other San Patrick and about 1500. I alloted about 2k for my dress, but the more I browse around Weddingbee and other sites, the more I think I can spend less than that. SO, today, I went to Alfred Angelo to see if any worked well. I found one [style 2020] that I liked a lot. It’s lace, like the other two, but about half the price @ $724. For some reason though, I couldn’t bring myself to commit to it – even though I liked it probably as much as the other two, and it’s such a good price. I know what is holding me back – and I’m almost embarrased to admit it. I’m hesitant because it’s Alfred Angelo. I’ve been admiring boutique designer gowns for months now and I feel like I’d be missing out on something by getting my dress from a chain like AA. Not that there’s anything wrong with it [the dress was beautiful] … I just feel like this is my one chance to splurge and wear a designer gown.
I need someone to knock some sense into me. Should I spend a little more to wear a desinger? Or should I save the money and get the AA one? I’m totally torn …
*P.S. – I say like because I think love is a really strong word and I don’t want to throw it aorund too much quite yet. I know when I buy the dress, whichever one it is, I will love it because it’s mine 🙂
Post # 3
I bought an Alfred Angelo dress, but a designer label isn’t important to me. I didn’t even know until long after I ordered it that some people consider AA unclassy. I honestly don’t care. I feel beautiful in it! And even for a relatively inexpensive dress (I paid $635 Cdn), it still cost me more than any other article of clothing I have ever owned! I don’t think I’d feel twice as beautiful if I spent twice as much.
FWIW, I think the 2020 is stunning. I don’t know the other ones you looked at, but neither will anyone else who sees you on your wedding day, right?
Post # 4
omgosh if you love the dress, GET IT! if it gives you the same feeling as the other dresses, i don’t see why you shouldnt get this dress!
Post # 5
first of all, i love that dress. it looks really really nice. I can understand your feelings though. I feel the same way about Watters and WTOO. At the end of the day though, I really don’t think it matters. Get the dress you love, not the dress with the "right" label. No one will see the lable inside the dress.
Post # 6
I can totally understand how you’re feeling. I am the type o girl who gets her heart set on something and NOTHING else will do! I have to get what I want or else – especially when it comes to my wedding! (yes, i know, i seem like a bit of a "princess") but hey, like i said, it’s your wedding day – you don’t want to get something you don’t LOVE just to save some dollars. On the other hand! I agree with Meowkers 100% – you have to get the right dress, not the right label ;).
Post # 7
The dress is beautiful. I agree with the previous posters get the dress that you feel the best in, not the dress with the right name. Good luck and let us know which one your decided to go with for your wedding day!
Post # 8
I wish I could see the other 2 dresses to compare. I think the one you show here is beautiful, but it’s hard to say much more without seeing the others.
You need to be happy with your choice. Only you are going to know what the label says inside your dress at your wedding. I tried really hard to make myself fall in love with a beautiful Mori Lee dress that was going to only cost me $500. Something kept holding me back (and I still can’t pinpoint what it was), and after 20 or so more dresses, I found one that felt and looked amazing. I’d like to think that it wasn’t a name issue, but rather an issue of fit and style.
If AA is going to be nagging in the back of your head the whole time, and keep you feeling less beautiful than you should, you might want to move on… BUT, if you think that you can move beyond that and feel proud of yourself for transcending name brand, then maybe it will be a great experience. It certainly is a beautiful dress!
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
If I found a dress I liked as much for half the price, I’d have to go with it. Just don’t take wedding pictures with of the dress’ label. 😉