Post # 1
So our wedding date is 10 months out and I haven’t started looking for dresses yet. I’ve looked online and had a general idea of what I’m looking for. I’ve really only been looking on AA’s website because initially I was looking at the Dream in Color dresses, but I’ve seen other dresses on there I like as well. Also, I’m not really interested in spending more than $1000 max and I have heard that AA has dresses of decent quality for lower price (moreso than David’s Bridal). An AA store opened earlier this year in my area (MA) so I’m wondering if I should just start by looking at the AA store or if I would be better off by going to a bridal salon that has a whole bunch of dresses in different lines?
Post # 3
I bought my dress at Alfred Angelo and they had a lot of variety. I also went to Bellasposa, which is a bridal salon that carries different brands, and David’s bridal. David’s and AA were the only places that really had a big selection in my price range, under $1,000. I didn’t have an issue with David’s bridal quality, my second choice dress was from there, but I loved the dress I got at AA. I didn’t really care about seeing dresses from a bunch of different designers, I just wanted to be able to try a variety of styles and fabrics.
Post # 4
I would start first by looking at the AA store, they will be priced lower than they can be at regular bridal shoppes as they are considered the factory store, you will also see a ton of options. If AA isn’t feeling like your style after you’ve had the chance to try them on then try another shoppe!
Post # 5
You’re in Boston. You need to get to VOWs in Watertown. You can get a top quality gown for a great price there. Trust me! I lived in Boston for 10 years and when I got engaged, I came back (from Virginia) to shop at Vows. I got an Amsale (all silk, made in the USA) for $1,300 there…and there were plenty dresses that were less.
Here’s their website: http://www.bridepower.com/
They are having a HUGE sale next week (the 18th). See: http://www.bridepower.com/resources/brides-gone-wild-event/