- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
You Bees have been so helpful and so I wanted to ask a bit more dress advice! I had sort of a minor wedding dress disaster with David’s Bridal: my original dress that I ordered came with a large snag in the front and so they exchanged it, but the dress was discontinued and there were none left in my size so they ordered it in a size up. When the larger new dress came, it had pin marks all down the waistband and loose threads in the back of the dress, plus it did not fit at all. My future mother-in-law was horrified with the dress condition, but I was mostly disappointed because I really liked the dress. Anyways, David’s did take the dress back and I was able to use the in-store credit towards our bridesmaid dresses. Many of my friends have had GREAT experiences with David’s and they have many lovely dresses, but I definitely had a bad experience..
I have done quite a bit of dress trying-on since then and found three contenders. I will be wearing the dress with the white white lace bolero and mantilla veil I bought for the original dress (the bolero matches with all the contenders). The first one, Casablanca 1932, my mom found and it is really lovely but I am not sure how I feel about the full-length view of it (I love it from close up). The second, Wtoo Delphine, I love but my mother-in-law does not. It also is missing the A-line skirt that I like (it has more of a fit-flare). The third dress, Pronovias, is PERFECT in every way and waaaayyy above my budget at $1695 (yes, I know I should never have tried it on). I am trying to convince myself that the Wtoo Delphine is similar enough….
So what do you ladies think? I do like all three, and they all look nice with the bolero, but my mom loves the first, my future mother-in-law dislikes the second and I LOVE the third but it is above budget. Should I try to justify spending SO MUCH and way more than planned for the perfect dress? Or do you like one of the first two just as much or better? The first picture is the Casablanca, second is Wtoo, third Pronovias. The last two pictures are the bolero and veil I will be wearing.