Post # 1
Dear Brides to Be,
I’m looking for some "expert" input on what dress and color to wear for the big day. I’m having trouble rationalizing what gown is going to be figure flattering and 100% perfect for our very unique venue.
My fiancee & I have decided to tie the knot in his birthplace and parents’ hometown, Kurseong, West Begnal, India. His whole family is Catholic Nepali and I am white, so our wedding experience is sure to be a wild adventure.
All my choices are slim and simple, because that’s what my fiancee would prefer, and they’re easy on our young couple budget.
I am 5’6" and won’t be wearing heels. My measurements are bust: 34B, waist: 24.5", and hips 35.5".
The first is a lacy Dessy sheath.(http://www.dessy.com/dresses/wedding/1016/)
The second is a delicately beaded Mori Lee, which I would have made strapless. (http://www.bestbridalprices.com/mori-lee-wedding-dress-2181-p-17420.html?cPath=1_42)
And finally, the third is a raw silk Watters bridesmaid dress I would order in white with 5" extra length so a seamstress could cut the bottom for a sweep train. (http://www.watters.com/product.php?coll=watters&showid=307)
You can see pictures of Saint Mary’s Hill, where we’re having our ceremony, and the town of Kurseong on my flickr account. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157606220980118/)
Any advice pertaining but not limited to dresses will be appreciated!
Post # 3
All three are lovely. My favorite is #2, with #1 as a close second. Really, though, it’s all about the fit. Choose the one that’s most flattering on!
Post # 4
What about thinking outside the box and doing a traditional Langha or sari? They are so beautiful and textural. (That’s what I would do!) I wear saris to weddings whenever I get the opportunity. (Nothing better than an Indian wedding!)
Post # 5
wow. you have some beautiful choices for a beautiful location. for me 1 and 2 are in a very close race with 1 winning out by the slightest margin. I think the lace looks soft, romantic, flowy and unconstraining. this is gonna be a hard choice for you. Good luck!
Post # 6
Hmmm…I’ll admit I have thought about going with a silk or beaded sari, but it’s very important to me to wear white or ivory. I’m also conflicted because of the "Catholicness" that’s so important to my fiancee and his family. Maybe a sari would be somewhat too Hindu for their liking. I guess I’ll talk to my guy, but until then, I’d love to hear thoughts and suggestions from more brides!
Post # 7
I personally like the Dessy dress the best, but go with whatever makes you feel best.
By The Way – My SIL is a Catholic Indian-American. Her mother and all her female, Catholic, Indian relatives wear saris. I don’t think it’s just a Hindu thing – but your Fiance would know best what is the norm in his family. They are also from southern India, not Napal, so maybe that makes a difference.
Post # 8
the watters is my favorite, and the dessy dress is my second favorite for your venue!
Post # 9
i really like the watters dress…i was trying to imagine these dresses in the flicker photos and i think the watters dress would look really elegant and clean. it wouldn’t compete with the gorgeous scenery–just complement it!
Post # 10
I would wear a sari, mentioned by the other posters. They make white and ivory, I would think. It would be beautiful.
Post # 11
I think the Watters dress would be the best for your location…especially if it’s misty on your wedding day like it is in the pictures you posted, I think you’d look really ethereal.
Post # 12
Ditto on the Watters dress. After that, #1 because the beads on #2 look a bit formal for the location.
Post # 13
So I did a little research on Bengali, Catholic weddings. Seems to me everyone wears saris. Then, thinking about it, I realized that even Mother Theresa wore saris at her Catholic Mission in Bengal. I saw some very beautiful cream colored ones with gold thread and bits of rich red trim. I would love to get married in something that beautiful!
And if its anything like when I got to India, you feel a bit out of place if you are not wearing traditional dress.
What does his family think?
Post # 14
Well…still haven’t brought this up with the mister. My main concern is, I really want to wear a veil. I’ve got this whole "blushing bride" image in my head…because I guess in our case it’ll be the real deal! Lol. Anyways, keeping away from the awkward topics and sticking to the dress: I don’t think veils and saris go together at all! What does everyone else think?
More dress input would be great, and also if you get a chance to look @ our location pics on flickr, I really need decorating ideas too!
Post # 15
Another vote for the Watters dress.
As for the chain link fence, what about turning it into a lush green wall covered with fresh bamboo? You could also add mini lights tucked in amongst the leaves.
Post # 16