Post # 1
So I went dress shopping today for the first time. The whole dress experience so far has been really stressful for me. Firstly because I couldn’t book a bridal salon appointment until mid-Oct (this really doesn’t work for me because I work freelance so I never know when I’ll be working. Also I work in theatre so my typical week is Mon – Sat and nowhere is open on Sundays :[) and then secondly because my Maid/Matron of Honor lives in Spain and all my other girlfriends are very busy with their own lives right now (and I only have the Maid/Matron of Honor in my bridal party – so I can’t ask them to go bridesmaid shopping and do them together either).
Today I just bit the bullet and took my mum and we went down the high street (sort of the UK equivalent of chain mall stores. H&M, GAP, etc). And I tried on these two.
Just bouncing ideas really. I really love the first one but my mum and the store guy really liked the 2nd one (which is too short for me, I know, but I was wearing 4″ heels which I wouldn’t be for the wedding).
Also, I apologize for the whining. I don’t mean to do it. It’s been a long day. *sips tea*
What do we think Bees?
Boo, the pictures are too big. I’ve uploaded them to photobucket instead.
Post # 3
I think the first one is really cute on you. Maybe there will be a fun compromise if you keep trying some on, both are really nice, but I think the first one is really fun and stylish
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’m not normally a fan of shorter wedding dresses, but I LOVE the first one on you!!
Post # 5
I LOVE THE FIRST ONE ON YOU!! it’s so fun and cute!!
Post # 6
Love the first one, but what sort of wedding are you planning? If it’s something different than the short, cute, flirty dress is PERFECT! If you are planning something more traditional then I would say keep looking.
Just curious…is it a UK thing to have bridal shops closed on Sundays? Weekends tend to be busiest here in the states since that is when most people can make it in. You might also want to see if any shops could accommodate an evening appointment if that works better for your freelance schedule.
You will find the perfect dress and look stunning!
Post # 7
LOVE dress #1. Dress #2 is obviously too short (are you very tall?) and you look uncomfortable in it. I’m with Sadie, though. You don’t want your wedding and your dress to clash.
Post # 8
I really like the first dress on you!! It is very flirty and flattering 🙂 I also think that it depends on where your wedding is going to be held. I’m not sure it would work so well for a traditional church wedding, but for something different or outdoors it would be perfect!!!
Post # 9
Thanks Bees! Oops, forgot to say, I’m having a courthouse wedding and then afternoon cocktails and canapes reception. Very relaxed.
@Sadie, Yes unfortunately a lot of bridal stores close on Sundays – but the majority of shops will still be open, so the more regular stores. I don’t quite understand it either but hey ho. I guess the bridal boutiques get a lot of business anyways so they can afford it.
@EAQ219 🙂 I’m not really tall, no, but I was wearing 4″ heels from the store in that photo so that might be why I looked gigantic in the photo. I was also explaining to my technologically inept mother how to take a photo on my iPhone 😛
Thanks ladies for your comments! I spent most of last night thinking about this and I think I’ve made a decision now…. Cheers!
Post # 10
The first one is by far my favorite, the second one is kind of a funny length. You look stunning in the first one, I love it!
Post # 11
i think the first one looks incredible on you! It looks perfect for a courthouse wedding & afternoon canapes & cocktails! I lived in London for two years and my fiance is English, where are you having your reception?
Post # 12
I agree with everyone else…the answer is truly in your facial expression…look how happy you look in the first one! Def the first but def NOT the second…if you dont want the first one i would say keep looking!
On another note…I also lived in London for 4 years…well kind of a suburb…in Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire..right next to the high street so i know exactly what that is! Are you in downtown London?
Post # 13
Thanks girls! I’m off to buy it tomorrow. Very excited!
@<span style=”font-family: tahoma, verdana; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;”>thefuturemrsjewell<span style=”font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal;”> We’re having the reception at a gastropub in the Docklands opposite the o2 arena. It’s a great little quirky place with SO much character!
@<span style=”font-family: tahoma, verdana; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;”>DRibeiro13 <span style=”font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal;”>I’m in north east London but I do know of Gerrads Cross! Wow, 4 years is a long time.
Thanks again Bees!
Post # 14
Are you getting married by the ocean? If that’s the case I’d go with #1. I think #2 is more traditional. I think that if you try on more dresses you may fall in love with dresses you would have never thought you would. That’s what happened to me. I ended up with a lace wedding dress and thought I’d go down the aisle with a Cinderella ballgown dress.
Post # 15
I agree, the first one actually said “wow” to me 😀
Post # 16
The first one is super cute. I know how dress shopping can be stressful.