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thank you so much, that helps a lot!
thanks! 🙂 I’m definitely not looking to drop a ton on a dress that I’m only going to wear once.
thank you! Incidentally, Carmel is where I got engaged. 🙂 Those are all gorgeous! That did bring me to the realization that I wouldn’t feel comfortable going strapless. I’m a DD and no longer 22, so things aren’t where they used to be – support is very important. 🙂
I will definitely post again once I’ve had a chance to try some dresses on and have it narrowed down. Thanks again ladies, you’re so sweet!
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Haha, you know what, I went into the dress hunt the same way you did – I knew basically zero about what I wanted EXCEPT that I did not want a strapless dress or a ballgown. I was right about the ballgown, but I ended up with a strapless dress. I’m even older than you and I am also a DD and you would be amazed at how secure you can feel in the right dress. Not trying to influence you at all, but keep an open mind – for one thing, there are a heck of a lot of strapless dresses out there so for trying-on purposes, it’s good to be open to them – if nothing else, you can see different overall silhouettes and narrow those down – i.e. whether you like mermaid or trumpet or sheath or a-line – and then once you know that, then look for non-strapless versions. By The Way I had no idea what mermaid or strapless or a-line meant two months ago 🙂 Good luck and try to have fun!
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I felt the same way until I realized that what I wanted was a colored wedding dress.
I know that’s kind of unusual, but something to think about? Not every woman pictures herself walking down the aisle in a poofy white dress. 🙂
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- Wedding: October 2021 - Wyckoff, NJ
Check out Sue Wong dresses – they’re light and fun
I actually wore one of her designs for my shower:
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I too am a DC-area bride in my early thirties, had been with my fiance for 5 years by the time I went dress shopping, and I had very little idea what kind of dress I wanted. At the first salon I visited, the consultant pulled a variety of styles for me to try. At the second salon, I pulled a variety of styles to try. By the third store, I had a pretty good idea of what I liked on me. I gave up on trying to figure out which dress was “me” and just tried to find one that I loved and that I could imagine getting married in. I recommend looking at Yelp reviews when choosing what stores to visit to avoid stores with bad service and be prepared for anything unusual (e.g., bridal salon outside of Baltimore is set up with seats for your entourage in your dressing room rather than outside). Good luck!