- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Short Story: I’m going to a Brides Against Breast Cancer event to look for a wedding dress and don’t know what to expect.
Long Story: I’m new to this Wedding Bee thing, even though I’ve been engaged for 2.5 years now. I decided to write for dress help because 1) It is the only area of my wedding that I can’t seem to get a grasp on and 2) this seems to be a truly helpful and supportive community – No snarkiness 🙂
I pride myself on research and can tell you that I have seen every wedding gown imaginable via Internet, wedding magazines and TV shows. There has not been a single dress that I have seen that has excited me enough to even try on. Needless to say I am INCREDIABLY picky… to a fault I guess : This doesn’t change the fact that my wedding is coming and I need to find a dress or forever hold my peace…
If I could explain my style, or what I’m looking for it would be a cross between Pnina Tornai (specifically the dress discussed on this board http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/pnina–tornai-dress-please-help#axzz2YloBrOtn) Ian Stuart (http://www.ianstuart-bride.com/) and Amelia Casablanca (http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/by-designer/Amelia-Casablanca-wedding-dresses.html)
The problems: I like aspects of all these dresses but there isn’t one that has it all. The bigger problem – I couldn’t afford a single one of these dresses even if I sold my left kidney! So, I have been scouring pre-owned wedding dress sites like crazy in hopes to find a dress that I kindda like but can’t even try on. Potentially ending up with a dress I’m not satisfied with… This leads me to the topic of discussion, finally! The Brides Against Breast Cancer event!
I thought it would be a chance to get a nicer dress at a decent price… and I LOVE the fact that it will support Brest Cancer! I just don’t know if they will have anything that will work for me or will be close to what I want and was wondering what a crazy bride like me can expect?
I guess overall I am seeking advice and words of wisdom on how to tackle my dress search… PLEASE HELP!! Thanks for reading my rant 🙂