- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
Hi Bees! I’m so excited to post that I found my gown. After many front runners, this one finally hit all the right buttons. Here is my journey and the dresses that didn’t quite make the cut.
#1: Symphony Bridal #S2802
This was the first dress I liked, but on one boob there was ruching and the other had beading which I wasn’t a fan of (which is why I covered it by my hair in the picture) I liked the ruffles but didn’t think they had enough “movement” since they just layed flat when I moved. It was around $800 for the dress +$100 to add buttons on the zipper +$150 to remove the beading and add ruching on the one boob. So, about $1,050 all together.
#2: David’s Bridal:WG3438
This dress was nice and the price was exceptional! It had cute swiss dots in the tulle which you can’t see in the picture. It was light and airy, good for an outdoor wedding. I felt like I looked topheavy in the dress and it didn’t seem “special” enough for me. It was hard to say no to a $400 dress though.
#3: Paloma Blanca
This dress was so pretty. I loved the feel of it. The top is satin and the bottom is tulle ruffles which I thought was a gret combination. This dress was however over my budget around $2,500 and it was discontinued so I would have to buy the floor sample. The sample was a size 10 and I’m in the 12-14 range. All in all, it couldn’t be done.
#4: Allure #8862
I wanted to try on a poufy dress like the last one and this was it. The dress orginally comes with a beaded decoration that I didn’t want so the consultant covered it and we added a belt instead. My entourage didn’t agree that this was the “one” because it didn’t show off my curves and didn’t match my personality. After thinking about it more, I agree that it was a bit too much dress for my outdoor ceremony. I didn’t ask about the price of this one.
#5: Maggie Sottero “Courtney:
This dress made me feel so skinny! I loved that it made me look elegant and classic. The only problem I had with this dress is that I had to essientially fight with myself with it being “the one”. Everyone loved it so much, but somehow it just lacked personality to me… it was beautiful and it made me look beautiful…but that was about it. The back was also a lace-up corset which I would much rather have a zipper with buttons. I understand that the corset helps me look thinner but I just don’t like the look. This dress was $1235, which was a little expensive but still do-able.
#6: Demetrios IL-3237
I tried this one with my best friend at the Macy’s in Chicago and though it was the perfect mix of the Courtney and the other ruffled dresses. It was a front runner for a long time. I loved the delicate organza ruffles and the way it fit through the bodice. This dress also came with a zipper back! Yay! This dress was $1,500 which was definitely higher than I wanted to pay but my plan was to wait for a trunk show so I could get a discount to get it in my price range. The only thing I didn’t love about the dress was that the back of the dress was underwhelming.. and the back is what everyone looks at! Even with the ability to add buttons, it still didn’t make me excited..
#7: Demetrios IL-3173
And this is IT!! It’s perfect. It’s light and fun for my outdoor ceremony and reception. It’s form fitting like the Courtney but has the perfect amount of ruffles. It comes with a zipper back that I can add buttons to. As a plus, it also makes my backside look awesome! I didn’t even think that was priority of mine. It was orginally $1,395 but the consultant negiotiated it down to $1,098 which is right in my budget. I’m in love..again. It’s great!
Ahh I love it! Let me know what you think and how long it took you to find your dress!