- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
alright, great responses! so i am glad to see that so many other ladies are going through this, so im normal lol.
i had been looking online and through magazines for MONTHS before my first appointment, and i brought in several photos of styles i liked which i thought were all similar (mermaid or trumpet lace gowns, some with appliques, but no ruching, not alot of beading, and no ball gowns), and the consultants acted like the pics were too varied to go by, so they just brought me stuff that were mermaids, all different materials. i did want to try one ball gown to make sure i wanted to rule out that style and so far it is the one i like best, but i just dont want to buy it.
one salon was alfred angelo and i hated all of the ones i tried on there, none of them fit my body very well, and they were too busy for my taste and hopeful venue, etc. one salon was really keyed into what dress look i was going for, but refused to let me take pics or give me info about the dresses, even after emails. the third salon let me take pics but i didnt get the designer or style names, and they wouldnt return my emails either, so it took over two weeks of hard internet research to track down 6 out of 8 styles to figure out what dresses im looking at from there.
im really narrowed down to those 6 or 8 gowns and i dont really like any of them. most of them are out of the budget anyway.
to answer some of the PP questions, i seem to like lace with no beading or ruching, but i dont want to limit myself to that when i go to salons, so i dont know how to describe that to the consultant without her bringing me stuff i obviously dont like. plus i dont like when they tell me i cant get anything under $1500-$2000 in lace. and it doesnt help that i am super picky and a perfectionist, so most wedding dresses are hideous to me. so im a mess lol.
i seem to be liking martina liana, essense of australia, pronovias, SOME maggie sotteros, some allures, i just dont know. the ones i like r way out of my budget.
i guess i will keep looking since it looks like it would not be unbelievable to try on 25 more or 50 more or….lol