- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Hello Bees!! First off, I have lurked for quite a while but have now come out of hiding…soo, greetings!
I am in desperate need of your help/honest opinions! Despite our wedding being a ways off, I like knowing that I have “the dress” already found and safe in my possession even if I won’t be wearing it right away.
After much searching and saving, I found a Pnina Tornai gown on one of the preowned sites for around $2,000 and I love it! It’s a fit and flare, but as of right now it is just a little bit snug since I have a larger caboose. I’m not worried about the dress fitting when it comes time to walk down the aisle, so when checking the photos out try to overlook any ‘tightness’ in areas (if that’s possible) 🙂
Anyhow, I have been content with this dress, but in all reality it has been worn already and is in great condition, but it’s not a perfectly brand spankin’ new dress, if ya know what I mean. I didn’t think this bothered me at all, but I do think my mom deep down wants me to have “my” own dress. So naturally, while we were out the other day (my brother is getting married in a few months) we went to go look at some ‘Mother’ dresses and she told me to go ahead and try on some wedding gowns “just for fun” to make sure there’s nothing else out there.
And yes, low and behold, while I am trying on gowns I don’t like any of them in comparison to the Pnina gown, until the consultant pulls what they have nicknamed the “Grace Kelly” gown for me..and myyyy goooodness, I was in love!! I felt the butterflies and can’t stop thinking about it ever since I tried it on. It’s some gown from Allure, but I can’t remember the style name. AND the Allure gown goes wonderfully with our ‘theme’..we are shooting for a 1940’s style/big band/old hollywood feeling wedding. Oh! and it has -gasp- pockets!!
Deep down I feel like that’s the dress for me, but because I think i’ve (pathetically) been brainwashed by tv and society, I feel like i’m crazy for trading in the Pnina dress for a different gown. I also wanted to look ‘sexy’ and romantic-ish for our wedding, without obviously putting it all out there, and I just need help. Oy. Please feel free to tell me that i’m being crazy! I would just like your honest opinions on which dress you think looks best/nicest, etc!
Sorry this ended up longer than expected, and I apologize in advance if the pictures are gigantic!!
(the first 2 pictures are of the Pnina gown, and the last two are of the Allure gown)
Thank you so much bees! 🙂
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