(Closed) expensive wedding dress

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
202 posts
Helper bee

my choices:

 1. augusta jones sterling (but i favor the form-fitting and straight dresses rather than A-lines)

2. mon cheri sabrina


if budget is a big issue (i.e., if you will miss the extra few $$ 10 years from now), mon cheri is a pretty dress. i wouldn’t worry about your dress being fancier than the reception restaurant, since you have a Church ceremony. 🙂  i would go with the one that makes you happiest.  

Post # 4
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I vote for the moncheri dress since it’s the most unique and distinguished look out of the three  Plus, it’s the cheapest right?  At the same time, you should go with the dress that "wow"ed you… but all within reason.  If you know your Fiance would disapprove of spending that kind of money, I would think again.  If he found out how much money you spent after the wedding and was upset, it would be a bad way to start the marriage.  Why don’t you talk it over with him, without showing him the dresses of course.

Post # 5
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

It sounds like you have a lovely, intimate event planned.  As you will be sitting most of the time, I think the Tia has the prettiest neckline. A good seamstress can work with the bust area so the "girls" aren’t quite as out and about.

Would your fiance support you spending 50% of your entire wedding budget on your gown? (And doing it without asking him – does that really start off your marriage on the right foot?)

You may be happier spending that extra cash on a few evenings out with your Fiance – and perhaps buy a new outfit for each of those couple evenings! Good luck!

Post # 6
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

I am so glad I found this post. I recently bought the same Mon Cheri dress (for a steal at $550) in Ivory, size 8 and I think it is gorgeous.  You can also work with your bridal salon to get a bolero made of the same lace…On the other hand, just like you I have also been hemming and hawing about gowns with all-over lace and minimal beading which I really love more. 

My suggestion would be to check out Watter 9046B, which is strikingly similar to the first Augusta dress you have. On the internet you can find it for $850 (this one has no beading though). Also, Casablanca 1769 is gorgeous, has beading, and you can buy it for $700 at some websites.

I would check those dresses out as alternatives. I wish I had waited to buy my dress as now I think I want the Watters one! Do you want to buy my Mon Cheri 🙂 

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