Post # 1
So I cant believe that I found my dress!
I had a budget of $2000 and I was almost positive I wanted a Maggie Sottero dress because I loved her dresses so much…however, we decided to kill some time at Davids Bridal before my appointment at the boutique, and to my surprise I fell in LOVE with this dress! I continued to 2 more boutiques to leave my options open, and I loved dresses there too, but nothing compared to this one! I went back to Davids Bridal and that was it, i knew this was my dress! I can’t believe my dress was only $349!!! I would have paid $2500 for it!
However, I was not as sure on the veil or the jewelry. The jewelry at Davids Bridal I felt looked a little cheap, and I wasnt deadset on the veil either. I think I want some sort of feather or flowery piece in my hair, or possibly a headband.
Does anyone have any ideas or advice for what would look best with this dress?
Also, hair half up or loose updo?
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Post # 3
Hair up definetly!! Very organised of you to have a photo of each lol.
I think you could have something sparkly on your head to compliment the empire line detail on your dress. To go with my comment about your hair being up I think the veil also looks best when it is at the back and sitting on your up do – get what I mean?
Post # 4
OMG! Date and Dress twin!!! I am wearing my hair up with a flower pin. No veil for me but it looks very nice on you!
Post # 5
I think you should go with a cathedral veil with crystal/rhinestone trim. It will complement the beading on the front of your dress!
Post # 6
Love it! pearl necklace and earrings in my opinion:)
Post # 7
I like the cathedral veil idea also. Very classic dress that calls for stunning and classic accessories. Awesome job on dress shopping! You get a gold star for the day!
Post # 8
That dress looks gorgeous on you!
Post # 9
The same thing happend to me I went to David’s Bridal before the other places just to look around and get some ideas and I fell in LOVE with a dress there and bought it the next day. You look amazing, great choice!
Post # 10
Hair up is a match for this gown! It’s a very glamourous, tailored look, so your hair should be “done up” in my opinion. It doesn’t look like the gown of gown where you should let your hair just hang 🙂
Have you considered a really short veil? My favorite detail of your gown is the flared bottom, and I would worry that a longer veil might detract. If you wear a short veil, there will be two clear focal points, so his eyes will literally go up and down your body – from the hem to veil, and back again.
Post # 11
OOOh! you’re going to look beautiful! Great pics.
I vote for your hair to be in a loose updo.
My best friend just bought a dress with a very simliar cut… it’s also very femine and delicate like your dress. We have been searching Los Angeles for “THE” jewelry to go with it, and though she’s on a budget, we don’t want to have anything look “cheap”. (I’m an incredibly involved Maid of Honor, can you tell! lol)
The other day after coffee we strolled into a jewelry shop in Los Feiz, CA and were thrilled with what we saw!! My friend, Hannah, has photos of her dress on her phone, so we were able to find most perfect necklace and earrings to compliment her dress. Since her dress is a similar style as yours, I think you should definitly check out this jewelry online- we found out you can order off the internet if you don’t live in LA! The desinger’s name is Liza Shtromberg, and her website is http://www.lizashtromberg.com
The pieces are so beautiful that I was inspired to spread the word.. Liza is an incredible designer, and so easy to work with. Hannah is even concidering having Liza design the groom-to-be’s wedding band because Liza offers custom orders.
Look at what she bought to go with her dress! (I took this picture is off of Liza Shtromberg’s website, but we will take pics of jewelry with the dress next time she and I get together)
Post # 12
btw, forgot to mention- the pieces are white pearl and cubic zirconia
Post # 13
You look great! I would say a loose half updo and big, sparkly, dangly earrings. Great big ones. And a sparkly bracelet.
I’m not sure about the veils because I don’t know how to pick between them myself.
Post # 14
I was just browsing accessories on etsy and Daniel12 has some amazing things with sparkles that might accent your sash… http://www.etsy.com/shop/daniel12
Post # 15
Thank you everyone for your input!
@Prewitt, that is so funny, the were just my favorite pictures and I had no idea that i really uploaded a photo of each style!! I guess I subconsciously did a organized job!
@808mjm202, yay for dress twins!!! Where did you get the flower for your hair?!
@LA Maid/Matron of Honor, ….LOVE those earrings!!! Such a great suggestion!
After the comments, I think I’m pretty sure I’m going to go with an updo. We live in Key Largo and it’s pretty humid down here, so I also think I will be more comfortable. Thanks again y’all!
Post # 16
@avogel0318: I had 2 custom made by different vendors on Etsy. I still can’t decide which one to wear, but have a couple months to choose.