Post # 1
Today I went to buy my dress. It’s gorgeous and I love it. It’s got a lovely little 50s vibe and suits me and my personality much better than a long gown would.
Has anyone else bought their dress off the high street? I know I’m definitely in the minority because I don’t think I’ve seen anyone post anything similar to this yet.
Post # 3
People in the US don’t really use the phrase “high street,” so it’s possible not everyone gets what you’re talking about. So, it’s like buying a wedding suit at a regular main-street or mall store…. instead of a bridal store. (U.S. equivalent, i guess, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Zara, or even Express…?)
Post # 4
AHhh!!! I get it :D… I am not opposed to buying my dress from wherever and regular department stores actually have normal sizes versus going 18 sizes up so yes i will be looking there as well whenever m pops the question.
Post # 5
i didn’t get my dress at a normal bridal shop. i didn’t want a big white dress, just something short, so i went to a boutique and found something lacey and vintagey that i love.
Post # 6
I did! I bought my dress from BCBG MAX AZRIA. Before we got engaged I had seen the dress online and loved it. I almost bought it, but since I didn’t know when I was getting engaged and I would have had to order it online without seeing it in person, I decided not to get it. Fast forward to months later and two BCBGs in different cities, and I tried on the dress and bought it right away. I felt a little weird that I didn’t have the ‘full bridal dress’ experience, but the girls working at BCBG stood around and oohed and aahed over me anyway. 🙂 I’ve since seen my dress on two different brides on the internet! I love it.
Post # 7
Go with what ever you feel is right, I tried on a gorgeous dress in Monsoon and said that if I didn’t find anything I liked in the Bridal shops that’s the dress I would buy. However as fate had it, I fell in love with a Maggie Sottero dress and bought that one instead, but I wouldn’t have thought twice about wearing the Monsoon dress at all. More expensive doesn’t always equal more beautiful.
Post # 8
You should go with whatever dress makes you feel great. I have gone for a designer dress but before i bought it i tried dresses on in BHS and Debenhams in Norwich and some of them were gorgeous they just werent for me.
I think its entirely up to you, it doesnt matter where the dress comes from its the way it makes you fell when you wear it xx