Post # 1
I could use a bit of help. Im a bride with very simple tastes and a very tight budget. I found this dress: http://www.jcrew.com/wedding/Wedding_Bride/gowns/PRDOVR~63050/63050.jsp’ defer=’defer which is flattering and budget friendly. I am wondering though, is it too plain? Does it seem special enough for a wedding dress? Would love your feedback!
Post # 3
You have a ton of time. I say don’t settle on a dress you don’t really like. I was tempted to do the same thing and am very glad I didn’t. I went to running of the brides and was able to find a dress I liked. If that isn’t an option in your area, how about craigslist, EBAY, cheaper dresses at Davids Bridal? There are lots of options that don’t have to cost a fortune….
Post # 4
If you like it, then buy it. Personally, I think it’s gorgeous. With my body type, though, there’s no way in the world I could pull off a dress like that. But a friend of mine got married in a similar J Crew dress, and she looked absolutely stunning.
Post # 5
My wedding was last week so I can finally answer something as an “experienced bride”.
Ok I voted to buy it.
But really this is only if you answer a few questions with YES! Have you chosen your venue. This ended up making a difference in my dress decision. I really think knowing this helps you decide whether you would want that dress to fit the rest of the wedding. I loved my dress, but there where other dresses I may have chosen for a different location. Do you feel Beautiful in the dress? How you feel is what matters. When you where it do you think that your future husband would love you in it?
If those 3 questions can be answered with a YES! Then buy and stop considering others. Because buying a second dress is definately more expensive then just one that it the right one.
As for being too simple. Simple can be beautiful, elegant and classy.
Post # 6
If you like it- get it. But wait to buy closer to Christmas- J. Crew has done 30 percent off the entire website two years in a row.
Post # 7
I think you can dress it up with a sash and some pretty jewelry. If you love it, then go for it!
Post # 8
in addition to ebay and craigslist, there are a TON of sites where brides sell their used or NEW wedding dresses for way cheaper. I know because i bought a dress, then regretted it, and sold it brand new with the tags still on for $400 cheaper than i paid! so if u are a on a budget, its worth trying on ones out of your budget then checking sites like http://www.preownedweddingdress.com or http://www.oncewed.com just google used wedding dresses!
i do find the J Crew dress a bit plain, and if you are questioning that it might be, you wont be 100% happy on the day. i went through this process as the first dress i bought was to plain and i am SO happy i sold and found something more fun.
Post # 9
I bought my reception dress at the wedding shoppe in MN. They have some really cute dresses for a low budget. There are a ton of MN brides on here who bought their dresses there and I just discovered they have a huge great site. Wish I had seen it before I bought my DB ceremony dress.
Post # 10
Thank you bees for all the great advice. I will definately keep this one in mind – maybe around Christmas!
Post # 11
I think you should spend time looking around a little more. My cousin bought a simple but gorgeous dress in a little bridal shop for about $200. It was very simple but still bridal. The dress your debating just doesn’t seem special enough to me… Maybe if you accesorize it, but still. I would keep looking and if you can’t find anything in a few months then get this one. 🙂
Post # 12
Love.it. Just got finished commenting on Miss Sloth’s post that I am drawn to very simple gowns. With some strappy sandals and opera length pearls (like the model) this dress would be stunning. This dress would NEVER work for me. I am pretty curvy, and I think this dress calls for long and lean or at the very least, lean. Good luck to you!
Post # 13
I think it’s very pretty. I wouldn’t worry about not looking “bridal” enough. Once you have your hair/make up done, add a hair piece or veil, it’ll look perfect!
Post # 14
Scout has a good question. Do you feel beautiful in the dress? You definitely will look like a bride when all is said and done, so it won’t be too plain at all. If you’ve been looking awhile and like this then you should get it. If you just started looking, I’d say hold out just a little longer
Post # 15
My sister got married in that dress – it’s simple and classic and gorgeous!
Post # 16
I got my dress at Davids for cheaper than the dress you posted. YOu can get a bridal looking dress for cheap 🙂 it is very possible. If you happen to be a street size 16 I am selling mind if you are interested 🙂