Post # 1
I’m almost ashamed to post this.. almost.
I’ve always sworn I would not get my dress from David’s Bridal. I thought their dresses are commonly worn (since there are so many salons) and the quality isn’t quite as high as many boutiques.
I recently tried on a Galina Signature gown and absolutely fell in LOVE with it! To make things even better, I saved $1000 over my second choice dress, and the service I received was absolutely wonderful! (Plus the free Shutterfly Photo Album!)
Having said that.. two of my cousins got married in the past year: one found her gown at a local high-end bridal boutique, and the other bought hers at Kleinfeld, at a mere $5000.
Am I the only one who is embarrassed to tell everyone where I got my dress?
Post # 3
I was at first. . . but doesn’t matter. As long as it is the one and you look amazing in it! 🙂
Post # 4
you are embarassed to purchase your dress from a wedding dress store ? i don’t get it.
Post # 5
It doesn’t matter where you got the dress or how much it cost. The only thing that matters is that it’s right for YOU! I stalked a couple dresses for months and the day I tried on one of them, I didn’t know how much it cost and I didn’t care where I was, it was for me. And that’s how this dress is for you. And that’s how your counsins are with their dresses (hopefully).
Post # 6
I can see how you would think that, but why do people need to know? When they see you in it, they will be thinking about how gorgeous you look! It is seriously a beautiful dress. And you make it look even better… Score!
Plus you saved money! Double score! I really wouldn’t be embarrassed… you look beautiful.
Post # 7
I just got engaged and havent thought of this stuff. 5000 sounds like a huge price tag for a dress to me and what does it matter where the dress came from, no one ever asks that at a wedding… Do they ?
Post # 8
Just looking at the picture again. I seriously love that train… beautiful.
Post # 9
I can totally understand. I feel like part of me is super practical and saying, there’s no way I will spend $$$$ on a dress… and the other part is getting sucked in to the wedding industry. I’m nervous that I will succumb to it… just need to keep reminding myself that it’s totally not in the budget (and that I don’t want to spend that much on something I’ll wear for one day!!).
Also, that dress looks fantastic on you!
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Don’t be embarassed. Honestly, we all find our dresses at different places (which is why these various places exist – selection!). In some people’s opinions, they would say that those who spent 5K on a dress should be the embarassed ones.
There’s nothing wrong with having a “budget” dress – and by the way, I think the average American woman spends 650 or 700 on their dress. Your dress is not something out of the norm, or something to feel embarassed about!
Post # 11
I got my dress for my first wedding from DB and loved it. I will gef dress #2 there too. I think you look beautiful in your dress!
Post # 12
I was like you too at first, and I even had the same dress! I got over it though once I realized the dress was perfect for me and that I knew my hubby would love it. I came to realize that I don’t need to feel the need to impress everyone and that I was happy with my purchase regardless of what anyone else may think.
You look absolutely beautiful in the dress!
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I wouldn’t be embarassed. If you were lucky enough to find a dress you love at a bargain, be proud of that. It’s not like you were motivated by being cheap. You were motivated by your love of the dress.
Post # 14
I guess I’m the opposite – I was proud of how little I spent on the perfect dress! I got mine at DB, too, and while I know brides who went to high-end salons, I’m finding out more go to DB… after all, many of us are on a budget and sticking to it is nothing to be ashamed of.
Post # 15
We just got a Davids Bridal here. I’m not sure if there’s even another on in Canada. There is some stigma already in the City about buying DB dresses becuase of the cost. Not sure why, becuase when I went they were pretty much on par with everywhere else. IMO, people are just snobs, so eff it.
Post # 16
The dress I had always dreamed of by Oleg Cassini was only avalible at DB, ontop of that is was dicountinued so it was dicounted. It’s my dress and it’s prefect, the staff was great.
For the ladies who found our dream dresses at DB, I feel like your comment of embarassement nearly offensive.