Post # 1
So now that I am engaged, actual planning starts to follow the euphoria of taking that step of commitment. I love all of your dresses and I droll over them, I really do, but I don’t see myself wearing an expensive wedding gown for our -probably- elopement. Nothing has been settled yet, but so far we’re thiking of actually running away and getting married in a destination – elopement weddingmoon kind of thing.
Has anyone wore or planning to wear a white/ivory/pale and whatnot evening dress from a store/designer or something similar? I still want a maxi dress, but I’d love to see the shorter dresses, too. Please share, I’d appreciate it a lot!
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My reception dress was just a white dress (not a wedding dress) and I actually got more compliments on it than my bridal gown haha
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2016 - Garden
yes 🙂 my wedding is in two weeks. And my fiance and I aren’t having a wedding per say, just a very small, 6 minute cermomy with a couple witnesses at his church for now. The big wedding is coming up next year March when we settle down with everything. I already bought my dress and he wants a reception so that’s why we are planning for a bigger wedding later on. 🙂
My original dress was 1700 at David’s bridal.Gorgeous dress that I might add! But I couldn’t live knowing I spent that much on a dress for only 3 hours at a wedding! So I returned the dress and went online and found JJsHouse.com. Series of amazing stuff there!! Great quality dresses for a reasonable price! My wedding dress now is $300!! So happy! Tried it on it fits perfect! They give you options to customize your size as well so you don’t have to wait 5 months for minor alterations. Mine came in the mail in two weeks!
I’m not going to walk down the aisle in Sept so, no need to wear my wedding dress, im just going to wear something simple and white that I bought a year ago at Macy’s for $25. This dress was actually supposed to be the dress I was to be proposed in but never got to wear it, so why not wear it for my small ceremony?
You can do whatever you think that makes you feel comfortable. I suggest to be careful in buying clothes online because of all the horror stories. You can look online for the dress in the store and ask to reserve it for you to try it on. Congrats on the engagement bee, so happy for you! I write a lot sorry. Hope this helped.
My $25 Macy’s ivory dress
Beautiful lace details
Post # 5
Wow, you look like a true Greek goddess in that! Do you happen to have any shots of the full dress? I’d love to see!
Thanks so much for this detailed reply! I know, I don’t want to spend much on a dress either. I do feel the urge to buy some expensive shoes for the wedding though… Don’t judge, ha! In my defense, I could reuse them in a cocktail party, I wouldn’t want them to sit in the closet! So to showcase such shoes I was thinking of getting a white ankle-length evening dress. The first google pic for that is the one below, (but I adore lace such as on your little dress):
Edit: I am a huge online shopper, so I’m not afraid of that sine I can always return. 😛 But I was thinking going to London to window shop for a dress is not a bad idea (European bee).
Post # 6
I bought this bridesmad dress from DB back in June when they were having a sale.
This one is actually coral and mine is Guava, which is more pinkish, less orange.
I was having a little dress regret and was thinking of making me a dress in pink, but after I thought about I knew this was the one. Its my favorite color and I already have it. No point in changing now. Plus we are having a Destination Wedding and a reception later, so Fiance has told me that if I want a blush dress I can get one for the reception.
My daughters and I have come up with some inspiration to make it look a little more bridal too.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
My wedding dress was actually a floor length white evening gown. I see nothing wrong with going non-traditional 🙂
Post # 8
I love non traditional wedding dresses, especially for your probably-destination-weddingmoon 🙂
A white or blush cocktail dress with a lovely pair of shoes/sandals would be perfect, in my opinion! Add in a string of pearls or a lovely necklace…and voila, you’re a beautiful bride. (Not that you need me as your stylist of course, LOL).:)
I saw someone try this on in Nordstrom’s the other day. Looked wonderful! http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/maggy-london-illusion-yoke-crepe-sheath-dress-regular-petite/4378486?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=OYSTER
good luck, bee. Let us know what you pick!
Post # 9
From Target (they ship internationally):
Though not expensive, these from Selfridges would work beautifully:
Post # 10
Where do you live? I got my dress from Monsoon, a high street store here in the UK, they have a great bridal range and all are under £500
Post # 11
I am currently in Italy but am thinking of moving back to UK since I did my studies there. I don’t see anything wrong with going to shop for clothes including the dress for the wedding to Paris or London though. I am a big online shopping freak, if I can’t go in person, anyway! 🙂
That is actually very beautiful. I never knew Monsoon had a bridal range. Do you happen to know any other stores in UK that are filled with evening and bridal wear? I have never bought an evening dress in my life, so don’t know where to even start and what to consider lol!
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Neither did I! My mum suggested we go look when I was getting frustrated with not liking anything in bridal shops, and I found my dress there and then!
Here’s their range: http://uk.monsoon.co.uk/uk/wedding/bridal/dresses
Phase Eight have some nice stuff too: http://www.phase-eight.com/fcp/categorylist/wedding/weddingdresses
Post # 13
Thanks so much all! This is actually a very similar style of shoe I imagine. I feel like I care more about the shoes than the dress! Am I weird?? LOL.
Many thanks! I’m actually seeing somethig I’d consider! You’ve been very helpful!
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im wearing a short dress with jacket (but not a tea length or A-line, more mother of the bride – like I love this dress by carla ruiz) and boots
I want to be comfortable and be able to move + feel like me, id be miserable in a long dress I could trip on or a corseted dress or a heavy dress etc… and its one day of my life that I REALLY dont want to be uncomfortable and miserable on