Post # 1
I recently got in engaged (March 2009) and I’m diving into planning immediately because I’m really excited. Our date is set and our bridal party is lined up and now I’m on the hunt for the perfect dress. I’ve tried on dresses and found some styles I’m in love with. However, I’m having a hard time finding the dresses. I’ve been googling forever so I thought I’d ask you all:
- What’s the best route for finding a dress: trunk shows, sample sales or online searching?
- Where is the best place to get trunk show info?
- Does Oscar de la Renta have trunk shows?
On a separate note I’m in love with the Spring 2009 Oscar dress 92E25 (its in the bottom right hand corner on the page – with lots of ruffles):
I’m trying to find out if this dress is available at trunk shows or sample sales? Any info or insight you can share would be great.
Post # 3
If you have a store that carries OLR in your area, call them and see if they have the dress, if not, they should be able to get it for you. A store in Dallas did that for me with a Lela Rose gown.
Post # 4
I would actually first browse online to look at styles, designers, etc. that you like. Then, I would hit up sample sales and trunk shows because you never know where you’ll find a good deal. You could also just go to regular salons to get ideas of what you like on so when you go to sample sales and trunk shows you have a better idea of what you are looking for. Good luck and enjoy the dress hunt!
Post # 5
I have spent a lot of time… wait… TONS of time looking at every dress under the sun. Eventually I came up w/ all the… I want some lace, ruching, pearls, sparkle, sweetheart, A-Line w/ some poof.
I didn’t think I would be able to find a dress under 3k I would love, but I did that too! Unless you can afford OdlR… there are plenty of options that are not nearly as expensive! My favorites are Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, Blue by Enzoani, and Jim Hjelm. Have a lot of fun and GL!
Post # 6
Thanks for all the input! I love the OdlR look but looking for something more affordable. Thanks for the suggestions about other designers 🙂