Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony: Catholic Church, Reception: Hotel Ballroom
Hello, hive So, after much debating about our location, we’ve decided to go the traditional church wedding, hotel ballroom reception route for our wedding. Now, I’ve tried on so.many.dresses. None of them have been very flattering, haven’t felt right, or are just not good options.
My point: I tried on a bridesmaid’s dress today, and loved it. It fit well, flattered my figure (at least I think it did! let me know if I’m seriously mistaken!) and is an amazing price, which would help our budget. My one problem is that it doesn’t have a train. I’m not sure how I feel about this; one one hand, it would be easier for the reception (and one less alteration to pay for!) but on the other hand, being a bride is the one time you get to wear a train.
So, hive…what do you think? Is the non-train a deal-breaker to you?Keep in mind, it will be ordered in white.Let me know!
(edited to add: I’m considering wearing this dress as my wedding gown, not for the bridesmaids to wear. Just in case my rambling didn’t make complete sense!)
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Post # 3
I think its really pretty & fitting. If you want to glam it up a bit more consider adding a brooch or sash w/ brooch. The color is really nice – but also consider the season/weather during your wedding & whether that fabric would be too heavy or hot for some bridesmaids. But your wedding is inside – so that probably doesnt matter.
Post # 4
I think this dress will make a beautiful wedding dress. It almost calls to mind the Augusta Jones Tia. I would not even sweat the train thing. There are so many other fun accessories you can have! (And besides, many girls chop their train off to begin with. (It is kind of a pain).
One comment to keep in mind. You say church wedding, and the V in the front is a little bit, well, vee-ey. Make sure that you are comfortable with how it lays or make sure that it can be altered so that you will be comfortable. You don’t want to have to be thinking about the girls on your wedding day!
Post # 5
I didn’t vote, because there wasn’t a "It’s great, but you still have a year left, so keep looking!" I think this style of Bridesmaid or Best Man dress will always be around because it’s so classic, but at the same time, you did say you wanted a train… plus with a church wedding/ballroom reception, I think something a little more formal would be nice.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I don’t think you need a train for it to be a wedding dress. In fact, I’m getting frustrated at all the trains I’m encountering because I don’t want one at all! The dress is lovely, and if you feel comfortable in it I think it’s a good choice, with or without a train. 🙂
Post # 7
Beautiful dress! =) As a fellow bride who’s planning on not having a train, I wouldn’t worry about it; if you really want that train effect, you could get a cathedral-length veil.
Post # 8
here are a couple of similar dresses:
Enzoani – Demi
Maggie Sottero- Layne
Sottero & Midgley – Style No. JSM1244
Post # 9
I am with MsSnowflake! Beautiful dress but you still have a year. That Bridesmaid or Best Man dress will likely be around (or you can find out when it is planned to be discontinued). I say keep looking with an eye towards the style of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress. I bet you will find something!
Post # 10
I really like it and if you feel like it fits well and love it, then you should go for it (and it is in your price range too!). That you feel comfortable and beautiful in it is THE MOST important thing. I am not wearing a train wedding dress either and prefer not to!
I think it looks great!
Post # 11
I love it. I don’t really like too much beading or too much laces. If you added your accessories, it’ll look better.
Post # 12
I think it looks great on you and as you said it’s a great way to save money. I don’t think the lack of train is an issue but that’s really something you have to decide for yourself. The only thing I’d say is that for my tastes it’s just a tad too plain. I think you could probably have a seamstress add some jewels or perhaps a bit of lace at the top as in the pics Chela posted for relatively little cost and it would give it a little something more. Plus, once you have a veil or hair flowers or whatever, your jewelry, and the dress in white it’ll look much more bridal-y. I doubt anyone would even know.
Post # 13
I love it! Do you really need a train? It’s one of the things I was set on, but you could feel differently. It looks great on you. good luck!
Post # 14
Who makes this dress? Do you have the style #? I am looking for a dress similar to this too! I think you look great in it!
Post # 15
What a great dress! It looks so good on you. Unless you are upset about the idea of not having a train, I think it’s totally fine to not have one. I agree with the above people that said adding a sash or brooch would dress it up more if you’re worried about it not looking "bride" enough. Generally, at a wedding, wearing a fancy white dress is usually bridal enough! 😉 Congrats on finding such a great dress at such a great price!
Post # 16
i think the dress is gorgeous so i think you should buy it AND keep looking for another dress 🙂