- 5 years ago
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
So, I went dress shopping for the first time this weekend and had a great experience! I went to the first shop with just my mom and then my Maid/Matron of Honor joined us for the second store. There are two dresses that I really like and I just need some outside perspective.
This is a Paula Varsalona. It was at a trunk show at a local shop and when we walked in, it was the only one that grabbed us. It’s gorgeous, a long train and looked amazing with a cathedral length veil. It has more bejewled elements than I expected wanting but I actually really liked it. I would change the bit at the top, tone it down a bit as I think it’s a little much near my face.
While I don’t really have a set budget (my mom is buying, it’s pretty much all she is contributing, she wouldn’t even let me entertain buying my own dress, that aspect is a moot point) this dress is over what I had expected to have her spend. She knows that, says she’s fine with it (it was her idea to try it on, knowing the price) and will buy it for me “if it’s the one I really love”, etc.
Pros: Silhouette that I love, special detailing, especially on the back, less common style and designer so a little more unexpected. Discount and free hollow to hem order if bought with trunk show deal (ie: ASAP), sophisticated
Cons: Can’t try on again as no local stores carry it, it’s more than I really want (my mom) to spend on my dress
This is a Pronovias. It’s strapless with a lace topper (included). It doesn’t have a long train but looked great with a cathedral veil (would get a plain veil, not lace). The bow detail was adorable, the detailing was goregous and my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor LOVED it. It was comfortable and easy to move in. And the price was less than half of dress #1.
Pros: PRICE, easy to move it, lighter weight, mom loves it.
Cons: Doesn’t have the long train, has lace which I never (thought) I wanted, is technically strapless (which I can’t have at the cathedral and is really not me–but has the topper).
I do think I want to try on a few more, maybe. But…thoughts? I could really use some opinions of people I don’t know!
ETA: please ignore some of my goofy faces, my mom didn’t give me a ton of warning with the pictures.
- This topic was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by DrunkInLove.