Post # 1
Check out consignment stores. You get to actually try on the dresses (not just look at pictures) and get the full dress shopping experience. I was married in April of 2012. My dress was gorgeous, but now it is searching for a new home. I consigned my dress at Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria (VA). I wish this shop had been around when I was shopping for my dress. The shop has so many beautiful once-wed and sample dresses…even never used brand new designer dresses. They are all highly discounted. The shop even carries veils and bridesmaid dresses. They even have their own alternations department to make sure your dress fits perfectly. I know this sounds like a shameless plug…well it is! Check out this shop and check out my dress! It’s called Delicia by La Sposa. Beautiful, classic, but with whimsical feather detail. I really do wish that this shop was around when I was shopping!
Post # 3
Flagged – this would probably be more appropriate in the classifieds.
Post # 4
@SapphireSun: Consignment stores are a great place to start the dress search. I lament that no one had a great recommendation of a shop to try when I was looking. Yes, I’m selling my dress, but this shop is a great place to start and I recommend it to all brides in the DC/Virgina area…regardless of my dress.
Post # 5
@Saysay328 Delicia by La Sposa do have whimsical feather detail, it is beautiful, what kind of Fabulous Frocks are you looking for?
Post # 6
@Saysay328: Wow, do you work for the store? That was a very detailed post from someone who has only posted once before.
Post # 7
Funny you ask…but no I’m not employed there. I’m simply a huge fan. I don’t really post much online in general, but I was really impressed by Fabulous Frocks and wanted to get the word out to DC/Virginia brides. I have even consigned my dress there. I do wish someone had told me about consignment shops when I was purchasing a dress. I wanted a great deal, but online shopping fails to deliver…you can’t try on and pictures don’t tell the whole story. If you are looking for a dress, be sure to expand your search to consignment stores in your area!