- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
Hi, bees! I’ve been lurking since I got engaged a few months ago, and I’m coming out of the woodwork to ask for opinions on my dress dilemma! I’m currently trying to choose between two very different styles for my 60-70 guest cocktail-style wedding next spring: the Alyne Bridgette (a sample, since the regular dress is wayyyy over budget) and the Modeca Odina (way UNDER our budget!). The only similarities between the styles are that they’re both A-lines with sweetheart necklines underneath illusion pieces– that actually I’d be modifying to just wear strapless. Beyond that, they’re pretty dissimilar.
*Please note that the samples weren’t pinned down perfectly so you can see a bit of the illusion netting sticking up at the neckline of both dresses for now.*
Dress A: Alyne Bridgette
Dress A, the Alyne, is a luxuriously soft sheer organza over silk gazar; it’s got box pleats all around the skirt and falls very softly. The train is phenomenal and just cascades down onto the floor behind me. It’s got a subtle shape and very minimalistic, clean lines. The things holding me back from this style are 1) the pleats across the bodice, which fiancé says look like gills… and 2) the fact that it’s a sample and slightly too small in the waist, although my consultant said that the alterations department would have enough seam allowance to fit the dress to me. Other than that, I think the dress is sophisticated, different, and fits our somewhat low-key celebration a bit better.
-More chic & unique
-Easier to dance, sit, and eat in
-I love, love, love the flowing fabric
-In person, it made me look really skinny!
-More expensive, although still within budget
-Fiance doesn’t like it as much
-What if alterations can’t make it work on my bod after all?
Dress B: Modeca Odina
Dress B, by Modeca, on the other hand, has a lace bodice and satin skirt. I never thought I’d be considering satin. It’s extremely structured– like, to the point where the sample (which fit me like a glove) felt slightly painful when I was trying it on last month. The satin skirt is somewhat heavy, although it is nicely supported by an internal elastic corset. I’m worried that the style is a little conservative/typical. However, the dress gives me a great waist and made one of my friends cry when the consultant put a veil on me, and my mind does keep drifting back to it when I think about our wedding day.
-Very much under budget
-Classic and beautiful
-Crowdpleaser…fiancé, mom, and friends love it
-I feel more “like a bride” in it, whatever that means
-Gives me a great waist!
-Worried that satin is going to show every wrinkle and be too high-maintenance for our fun, cocktail-party of a wedding
-Is the style too conservative or boring?
Thoughts? Are the horizontal pleats on the Alyne fugly? Is satin going to be a nightmare? Oh, and by the way– I am totally maxed out on shopping and want to just make a decision. I love both dresses, I’m just trying to figure out which one is MORE right!