Post # 48
You guys are all awesome, I really appreciate all the opinions!
@slc201329: that is really good tips… I’m going to try on my dress again and I know if I feel the same way I did when I found it (which I’m sure I will) then what you said will come into play!
I felt so embarrassed when I found out there wasn’t anything under $1000. I thought that was a reasonable budget. I chose that place because it wasn’t a high end place (and trust me, this was a modest city, not like Toronto or anything!)
I feel much better girls. I can’t wait to try on my dress again and talk to a seamstress to see what I can do!
Post # 49
@renmich88: The stella york dress is beauitful, but love anything lacy. The second dress is pretty too, but a little more simple. Have you thought about maybe doing a mantilla veil for a little added drama? You can also get some blingy jewelry and a tiara which will add some more umph!
Post # 50
@renmich88: Don’t feel embarssed! You have ever right to find a budget friendly dress that is pretty and looks good. I’m so sick of these places and their expensive dresses. Its hard for me to wrap my mind around paying a lot of money for a dress you will wear ONCE in your lifetime.
Please know that I’m in the same boat, and there are others out there too. Not everyone has an unlimited budget. Feel proud that you made the right decision and I look forward to seeing the final project!
So keep us updated!
Post # 51
Oh my, both look great on you! I personally love the 2nd one on you better, simple yet classy. Such a steal too! *jealous*
Post # 52
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
@renmich88: Oops I voted before I saw the second picture…
Given the price difference I would change my vote to 2nd dress ALL THE WAY.
I can’t justify *myself* spending so much money on a dress worn for 1 day, even if it is my wedding dress :/
As much as I would love a $1000+ dress I know it’s not going to happen. Be realistic about your budget. I think you made the right move.
I’m not even going to try on anything over $500 because I know I’ll probably fall in love with it and want to spend the money that isn’t there. My mom offered to pay, and I know she doesn’t make a lot of money at all, so I’ve got to be conservative with the spending.
Post # 53
Its really up to you, and how you want to look on the day, and what fits your wedding. The second one can be made more ‘wow’ with alterations, or just jewelry and an embroider veil. Personally if it was me, I would go shopping again. Find a store that does have dresses 1000$ or less and see if there’s something else there. Good luck.
Post # 54
I voted other, because I think you can find a dress that has what you love about the Stella York without doing a replica. I’m not a huge fan of replicas because it just seems a little like stealing to me…but thats a discussion for another post. I guess if you’re down with doing a replica (I know a lot of gals on this site have had good experiences) I would go for that, but I would definitely spend a little more time looking at other options first. I would go to some boutiques that don’t scoff at your price range – I went to a really high end salon and told them my budget was around $1000 (having not yet watched many Say Yes to the Dress episodes and not realizing that it is a relatively low budget) and they were happy to work within that.
Anyways…I definitely think the Stella York is MUCH more flattering on you and overall a much prettier dress. I think it does a better job of accenting your waist and showing off your (awesome, btw) figure.
Post # 55
i like them equally. sorry, no help.
pick the one that makes you ‘feel’ how you want to feel on your wedding day.
Post # 56
@renmich88: Dress #1 looks amazing on you and is bbeautiful. The dress you purchased doesn’t leave an impression. I think it’s easy to forget vs how pretty the first one is.
Post # 58
@renmich88: the Stella is absolutely gorgeous. It shows your figure better than the dress you purchased
Post # 59
I voted neither- BUT let me explain why….
First off, let me just say I think you would look lovely in either of them. I really do, and I am not just saying that.
If I was going to choose between the 2 you posted- I personally like the second one on you better. I think the first is a gorgeous dress, but I like the way the second one fits you better for some reason.
I had ahost of problems when I went dress shopping. Obviously certain styles hit my wrong, accentuated the wrong spots on my body. I also had the problem of- them not having dress sizes large enough for me to try on- I’m not huge either, but I have a large bust….so lots of dressed fit me everywhere else, just not the bust.
I fell in love with a dress that I thought I loved (I actually did love it, but it wasn’t “me”)- I got positve comments from people trying to be supportive, and not so positive comments from people who seemed to be confused.
I totally think you will look beautiful no matter what, but I don’t feel like either of dresses you got have that “oh, damn that’s a perfect fit” look. It’s not because they don’t fit you- they do- but you don’t seem in love wiht the second one, the first is out of budget- and it seems like you’re settling just becuase you don’t have a large selection in your hometown. You have a year. Yes, I know you are supposed to start looked at dresses ahead of time- but you DO have time. Browse online- you do have time, and I have a feeling you find a dress that both wows you AND is in your budget.
Post # 60
I love the one you bought. I hate the style of the first one.
Post # 62
Me, being the overly practical person I am, would go with the one you have already purchased. It looks wonderful on you and will look even better once altered. Remember, there are still lots of accessories that you can add to really reflex who you are.