Post # 1
I found this site:
just now, and was curious if any bees have bought Aria wedding dresses. I really like that you can change the gown itself from a column to an A-line, and from knee to floor length. The versatility of that is great since there have been several knee/calf length dresses I’ve seen that would be lovely if only they were floor length! Same with column to A-line since I’m curvy. Their prices are amazing, too! Anyway, I’d love to hear from someone who’s either worn an Aria gown or known someone who has.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
I wore an Aria dress for my best friend’s wedding this past September. I thought they were really nice quality, but a lot of us had issues with the boning in the dress poking into us. I had a friend’s Mom remove more than half of the boning from mine, which fixed the problem. It was digging into me so much before that that I couldn’t sit down!
Post # 4
I wore an Aria bridesmaid dress to my best friends wedding a few months ago and absolutely loved it! The silk shantung is a gorgeous fabric and a perfect weight. My bridesmaids will also be wearing Aria dresses as well. Of the 12 girls between the two weddings they all love the look and feel of the dress. No complaints about the boning, instead the opposite reaction, we all feel it really helps the dress fit well and stay in place throughout the day. I would have considered an Aria wedding dress except that I wanted lace. Also, the customer service is wonderful. I encourage you to utilize the "try-on" program. It was so easy and convenient. I highly recommend Aria. Good luck with your dress search!
Post # 5
I was wondering about this too! I love the option of getting it in eyelet. Plus, the prices are lovely. 🙂
Post # 6
Yay! I love Weddingbee for this reason. I also love the eyelet cotton option, gidgett, and think that the "try-on" program is an excellent idea. I’m a bit concerned about the boning, but for the price, I think I can handle it. 🙂
Post # 7
I’ve not used them personally, but I’ve read lots of very positive reviews about Aria! I hope some other real brides will post pictures!
Post # 8
My bridesmaids wore Aria as well and we were all really pleased with the quality, fit, comfort, etc. The customer service was also top notch. I’d recommend them very highly for bridesmaid dresses, so I imagine the wedding dresses themselves would also be nice. I thought the silk fabric was MUCH nicer than the fabrics used for other popular bridesmaids dresses, and they were not tangibly more expensive.
Post # 9
My wedding dress is not Aria, but I wore one of their dresses as a bridemaid and I second Mrs. Tiramisu about the boning. I had the bones in mine cut short, but by the end of the night two of the bridesmaids had deep marks in their skin because of the bones digging into their stomach.
Also, we wore long silk dresses (strapless A-line), and they looked beautiful but one of the girls accidentally ripped holes in the lining with her heels, and the lining of my dress looked worse for the wear as well. The dresses are very pretty, but I would bet that you can find a more durable dress for a similar price – you don’t want to be worrying about your dress during the wedding day! David’s Bridal has some really nice dresses and they have $99 dress sales, and when I was shopping for dresses I found some beautiful dresses at a second-hand dress shop. If you decide to get one of their dresses, I would suggest trying some of their dresses for size – they have show rooms in a few cities, but I think that they will also send them to you.
No matter what dress you get, I’m sure you’ll look beautiful! Have fun shopping!