Post # 1
Note: I posted this over on the bios a little while ago, and was helpfully told I’d get more answers here (thank you @gill84!)
This is me in a dress very similar to what mine will be! I am trying to decide what to do with the waist band – the dress comes with a crystal band (check in the picture – pardon my very serious expression as I stand up on that little dress-trying-on platform!) with lighter colored metal than shown in the picture, so it will look more clear and sparkly. The changes I’m making to the dress already include having it made out of a cotton batiste instead of the original silk taffeta, with a sweetheart neckline (second picture for the neckline and fabric).
I’m trying to decide whether I should stick with the crystal band, or go for a similar width silk sash? Most everything about my wedding will be none too formal – I’m getting married at a small inn in Vermont, with my man in khakis and vest, and my bridesmaids in mis-matching blue jcrew dresses. we’re going to be contra dancing after a vegetarian dinner in a restored barn at the inn (I have no idea how I’ll be contra dancing in my dress, but it’ll happen!!)
Does the crystal seem too fancy and formal for the wedding? I really like the way a sash looks, especially when it gives a nice pop of color on the white dress. Then again, the crystal is really eye-catching itself!
I need your help – what do you think???
p.s. both are personal photos, at the wonderful Cotton Bride
Post # 3
I like the crystal belt, but with what you are describing I think it would be best to go with a silk sash. I’m sure it will look just as beautiful 🙂
Post # 4
Agreed, a silk sash seems more fitting, maybe in blue to match your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses?
Post # 5
I think since you are doing a cotton fabric, you can get away with a little sparkle and it not look overly fancy.
Post # 6
Go with the sparkly band.
Post # 7
I vote for the sparkly band!
Remember the bride can NEVER be overdressed 😉
Post # 9
Definitely go with the sparkly band – LOVE IT. It will be so unique and beautiful!
Post # 10
SPARKLY band!!! LOVE it!!
Post # 11
Who cares if it fits with the theme. I like the crystals and it seems you do too! 🙂
When else in your life can you put on a super sprakly crystal belt, barn or no barn. 🙂
By the way, the dress looks amazing.
Post # 12
SPARKLY band, for sure! Bling it up girl… you’re the BRIDE! If I may add, and if it’s not too late, I much prefer the first neckline on you than the second; the first already has a soft (er) dip in the front rather than that plunging sweetheart in the second…. In fact, I wouldn’t change a thing about the first! You look delicious!
Post # 13
I am a silk sash kind of girl, but I think both would be pretty. I just had to add: omg look at your hair! Wow. Beautiful!
Post # 14
thank you everyone!! I’ll definitely think hard about both options when I go for the fitting… but I won’t let the “formality” or “dressiness” influence me, just whatever I like best! I’ll post a picture of the final result after the wedding…
Post # 16
I like the sparkly very much!