- 14 years ago
I am hemming and hawing between three dresses–two very expensive Augusta Jones dresses and one Mon Cheri dress. My wedding is 4 months away (yes…4! January 2008!), but I’ve been told that a rush order would be possible. I want a fabulous dress because neither my FH nor I ever get out and this is my ONE CHANCE to wear something really special. On the other hand, I wouldn’t want to be ridiculous or tacky (and honestly, I do not have good judgement–some people just know what is appropriate…I am not one of those people). I am 5’5, slim hourglass figure, Asian, and all three look great on me. I like the Augusta Jones Sterling dress the best, but my mother thinks that the Swarovski crystals and beading (and sheer weight of the gown) would be inappropriate for the small Korean restaurant where the reception will be held (less than 40 guests expected). Also, the cost would be more than half what my FH and I had discussed for the entire wedding budget (though I have the dough stashed away for it…and he never need know!) The Mon Cheri Sabrina dress would be the most economical–the only drawback is that it is a little common (standard A-line…imagine it in ivory) and you have to be very careful to slightly lift the skirt up when you sit otherwise you’ll tear the delicate netting. The Augusta Jones Tia dress is lovely, simple, actually has straps…but shows more cleavage than I’ve ever shown in my life (apparently, I am more well-endowed than the model). As the reception will be all sitting (no dancing), this is a drawback. The ceremony is in a huge Gothic chapel, so any of the dresses would be ok there. Any opinions? Help!