Post # 1
I bought a dress a few months ago that I really liked. I spent less than $200 on it and thought it’d be beautiful for my wedding day. Then I became a member of the WeddingBee, actually started planning the rest of the details of the wedding, and I learned about all the dresses and designers. After planning, I see that my dress doesn’t really fit my venue, and I absolutely love tulle dresses (my original one is satin).
I decided to do one more round of dress shopping because I fell in love with some dresses I saw online. I know 5 months out is kind of last minute, but I needed to get these dresses out of my head! My mom and I absolutely loved two of them on me, but we’ll have to order them ASAP if I actually want to get one! Here they are:
My Original Dress:
The entire wedding will be outdoors, over Labor Day weekend at a beach resort in Illinois. The color scheme is Rainbow, and the overall feel is somewhat casual because we’re inviting 250+. Those things probably mean I should get the Olivia. However, the Casablanca was the most beautiful dress I’d ever seen. I feel like if I get the Olivia, people would say “That dress is so Christy!” and if I get the Casablanca, people would say, “Christy picked out the most beautiful dress!”
My mom has graciously offered to buy the dress that I choose. I love both dresses. What do you think?
Post # 3
I love that Casablanca dress on you! I do think if you are worried about the location then your original fits best but it doesnt compare to the other 2 dresses!
Post # 4
I really like the Casablanca but I don’t think it’s casual for an outdoor beachy wedding. I keep going back to look at the photo of the Casablanca and the beautiful silver details.
The Oliva is beautiful and I love the details on the front.
I realize I have been no help whatsoever. They are both beautiful, you can’t go wrong with either dress.
Post # 5
I love the third dress its so pretty:)
Post # 6
Casablanca (it’s more beautiful and you seem to really love that one)
Both are breathtaking. The second one I think is a hair more stunning but the Olivia seems more appropriate for an outdoor Labor Day wedding (where it might be hot and humid, since you’ll be in Illinois).
You might suffer dress regret if you go with the more “appropriate” dress, however. Don’t buy your dress to math your venue. Screw that! Buy the dress that truly takes your breath away (which seems like the Casablanca for you).
Post # 7
CASABLANCA ALL THE WAY!!!!!! IT IS STUNNING. Although.. I may have a bais opinion..I am also wearing casablance (1994)
Post # 8
Go with whichever makes you feel the best (sounds like its the 3rd one!) HOWEVER my personal preference is the Oliva, I think it looks unique and lovely on you!
Post # 9
for what it’s worth, i think you should pick yours!
edit: forgot to add. i feel like the last dress sort of eats you
Post # 10
My personal love is for the Olivia, I think it’s so beautiful and romantic and whimsical and perfect for an outdoor wedding. If I was having a garden wedding or something like that, I’d make a beeline for the Olivia. BUT it really does sound like you’re head-over-heels enamoured of the Casablance – go for the dress that makes you feel most beautiful. It sounds like the Casablanca is the one for you. Given you’ve already gone through one round of dress regret with your original dress, I would definitely make sure you go for your dream dress this time!
Post # 11
@sunsetchristy: Quote from you… “However, the Casablanca was the most beautiful dress I’d ever seen.”
You really seem to love it and you look beautiful in it- go for it!
Post # 12
I don’t believe in matching dress to venue – maybe because I’m getting married in a small fishing out port and that would leave me with… rubber pants and coat!??
But I really do think you should pick whatever you feel AMAZING in and whatever makes you feel beautiful.
Post # 13
The Casablanca is amazing on you! Absolutely beautiful!! For me, its no question.
Post # 14
@sunsetchristy: Okay seriously, that casablanca is the most beautiful dress I have EVER seen. YOU HAVE TO GET IT!!
Post # 15
That Casablanca is amazing, YOU look amazing. “if I get the Casablanca, people would say, Christy picked out the most beautiful dress!”
I think you answered it for yourself!
Post # 16
I personally love the Olivia, but from what it sounds like you really like the Casablanca (which is beautiful too, don’t get me wrong. I’m just more a fan of the Olivia). If that’s the case – go Casablanca! You want to get what you love and what you feel most comfortable in. Everything else will follow. I may be in the minority, but I don’t know that I’d look at a bride and say “wow, I don’t think that dress fits her venue”. It’s all about you 🙂