Post # 1
I would LOVE to see some real brides in this style as it is MY dress! I have had a hard time finding images of real brides in it. anyone got some pics??? I think it’ll help me style the dress on my day. and i;d like to see someone other than a model in it 🙂
Post # 3
ive had the same issue and ive JUST decided i am getting the davids bridal gown. at first i was SO resistant to the idea (really just being a brat bc i didnt want to get my gown at davids bridal…what a snot…) BUT i personally like the cotton taffeta of the davids gown better anyway and i plan on having ALL of the tulle underneath the gown removed by my tailor. i really, TRULY believe this is going to make the dress even more similar to the augusta jones gown. my tailor is even going to remove some of the fabric from the gown if necessary to make the perfect fit….which i can AFFORD to do now! i am also able to afford to buy this AMAZING chiffon belt to wear with the gown in place of the bow (that my tailor will also be removing) on both original gowns.
i mean COME ON, lets be honest, this is the EXACT same dress for literally a quarter of the price! and it has cute pockets:) its a steal and at this price, you can TOTALLY afford to add any additional personal touches to your gown or anything else for your big day!
good luck! (and check out this lionk below…its SO similar, minus the poofy tulle, in my opinion…)
Post # 4
oh tell me about it, and i never saw the DB dress until after i already ordered the Chenoa. it’s less than a quarter, more like 1/5 of the price! grrrr…. but it and alterations were all in my budget so whatev’s i guess lol. i didn’t realize it was cotton, that’s really cool 🙂 i was a big snot about DB too and swore years ago that I would never set foot in there, but that was before they got their act together and actually started making some really nice dresses. and now the vera wang line too?? i can’t get over it. not that i regret my decision, i know the construction is better and stuff, the bow on the chenoa is nicer than on the DB dress, and i loved wearing it! i got so many compliments from my friends that it’s their fave dress out of everyone’s (we have had a million weddings over the last few years). the alterations you’re making sound really pretty, post a pic when it’s all done!
p.s. i see this is your first post, so welcome to the bee!
Post # 5
I had to make a tough decision on whether or not to go with the Chenoa style or the DB dress. I had ordered another Augusta dress at a local shop, and LOVED it! But, a few weeks ago the shop went under, and closed their doors. I lost all of my money and never got my dress.
Soooo, with a smaller budget I walked into Davids the other day and decided to take a look (I had tried on the Chenoa style and almost decided on it before. I actually kind of regreted not going with it to begin with). I instantly fell in love with the DB style, it reminded me so much of the Chenoa dress! So I ordered in white and without the train. I ended up saving money by not having the extra fabric, and because i’m only 5’4 and plan on wearing flats, I’ll still have plenty of a train if i want it!
Anyways, although the AJ dress is beautiful, and I do agree the construction of the dress was of much higher quality, I couldn’t be happier! I may change the bow though, or add another brooch ( the DB dress has a plastic brooch), and def take out all that extra tulle underneath.
I would love to see pics of both dresses though, and see how everyone has or is planning on accessorizing!
Post # 6
@Nomi82MT: OMG i can’t believe they screwed you like that! i feel like they could have at least put you in touch with AJ’s reps so you could complete the order on your own. but i’m so glad you ended up with a happy solution! do you have any pics of yourself in the dress? there are a lot of girls on here who got it, take a look around and you’ll find threads with pics. one of the bloggers even wore the DB dress, Mrs. Socks I think. she had the same dilemma between it and the chenoa! here’s pics of me in my dress 🙂
Post # 7
@Kemi82Justice of the Peace: I know, it sucked! But they never even completed the order. They closed days after I thought they had ordered my gown. I wasn’t the only bride to lose her dress. They never let anyone know they were in trouble, or closing. But things happen… I’ll have a lot of alterations to make on the dress tho. I’ll be putting in a corset, and finding a better brooch, but thats all easy stuff.