(Closed) High Street vs. Designer?

posted 9 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 3
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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.

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Post # 7
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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

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