Post # 1
I just started dress shopping, and I always thought I wanted a beaded dress. However, all the beaded dresses I found were really… glitzy. Not that it’s bad, I think many women probably look lovely in them, but it just isn’t me. I want to be the one to sparkle on my wedding day– not my dress!
Have beads always = glitter? I haven’t been to many weddings so I mostly only see pictures. I was also surprised that even the dresses with lace detailing had sequins on them.
Anyone seen dresses with pearly beading instead of really glam beading? I’m a simple gal, but I don’t know where to shop!
Post # 3
I hear you! No beading at all for me, but I did go with crystal drops earrings and a sparkley brooch to liven things up! If you are looking for some embellishment on you rgown, you could try looking at Maggie Sottero gowns – some of those are very understated and beautiful.
Post # 4
I’m not a fancy, sparkly kind of girl either AND I’m on a tight budget. Here’s a link to the dress I’m wearing. It’s a bridesmaid dress and $163 but I think it’s beautiful and elegant. Maybe try something like this.
Post # 5
i went for an all-lace dress with no sequins and no glitter. 🙂 it was from watters. they’re more affordable than other designers and have beautiful dresses.
Post # 6
I am not sure what your budget is, but Reem Acra makes some dresses with beading that is not over the top.
When I started looking, I thought I wanted something really simple without beading or poofing. My cousin (and MOH) made me try on a beaded ball gown. I resisted and said it would be a waste of time, but she insisted. I loved it. It wasn’t overly beaded but certainly had some sparkle!
In the end I chose a Judd Waddell without beading but I am planning to wear some sparkly earrings and bracelet. I am also thinking of getting a veil with some delicate beading on the edge, but I haven’t decided for sure.
Oh, one of the dresses I tried on and loved (even though it was a little out of my price range) was the Kenneth Poole "Aria" dress. It has some beading on the front (but not as heavy as some of his styles) and a GORGEOUS train in the back. If your budget allows, you might want to look at it. It is a beautiful and flattering gown.
Post # 7
I got my dress from Sophia Tolli. It has the tiniest bit of beading on both hips, but otherwise is just satin with some rusching. She has some bead-y dresses, but many that are not.
I appreciate your delimma.
Post # 8
I got my dress at David’s Bridal. It had mostly pearl beading- with just a little glitter on the bust. I tried on lots of dresses at DB that either didn’t have beading or had minimal beading.
One idea if you really can’t find beading that you like is to get a dress without beading and buy the embelishments seperately. You can buy beaded embelishment that can be sewn to the dress.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I knew I wanted simplistic, and that pointwas driven home all the more when I saw what you described — uber-glittered gowns! I knew I didn’t want the expense or heavy weight of that for my wedding.
I fell in love with Melissa Sweet gowns — they’re simple, but beautiful, and the fabric is usually the point of interest — ruffles, ruching, pleats, etc.