Post # 1
I know this sounds very strange, but im just not that concerned about my dress. Our venue is absolutely gorgeous, unique, and by the beach and once we got that booked everything else kind of took a back seat, including my dress. Dont get me wrong, of course I want to look and feel beautiful, but the wedding dresses I see are all just “too much” for me and for the venue. I want something classy, vintage, and simple and have more time and money to spend on fun accessories and of course the guests. Anyone else have these same feelings? Also, anyone have any suggestions as far as reatil in So. California? Thrift stores, etc?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
In the dress forum, you might not find many people who aren’t into dresses. 🙂
Plenty of us had simple, classic dresses and you don’t have to go vintage to get a great deal. There are sample gown shops all over…I believe Encore Bridal is in SoCal. Their inventory is on their website.
Post # 4
@Futuremrsmoleton: I actually feel the same way about my dress. I’m just…not interested. And it’s not the dress itself, or the dress’s fault. (I’m having a hard time accepting that “dress” is a real word after typing it a few times in a row.) I just feel like none of it really matters. Not in a “blah, this all sucks, what’s the point” way! The wedding isn’t terribly important to me, so none of the details are, either. I’m excited about the part where we’re married, but the rest of it — especially the dress, if I’m being honest, because I’m not big on the getting dressed up and schmancy thing — is just…not that big of a deal to me.
But because we are doing a (very small) wedding, I am wearing a dress because I’d just feel silly getting hitched in jeans when the fiancé is all snazzy, and I will be having my nails and hair and makeup done and I will be excited about the day.
I think this was my least relevant post ever.
Short version: Not interested in the dress, either!
Post # 5
check out anthropologie … i would love to see someone buy one of their dresses. they have that easy, vintage feel.
Post # 6
I do love anthropologie, but their stuff can be crazy expensive! I do want something special and it is a semi formal wedding. I guess my issue is that time is running out and honestly I’m losing steam when it comes to planning my own wedding. We have spent so much time and money on making sure everything else is gorgeous, that I’m kind of at the point where I want to just make everything else as simple as possible.
Post # 7
Etsy and Ebay have some great, inexpensive, and vintage gowns out there.
Post # 8
I kinda felt that way, too. I didn’t want anything crazy. Just a simple, elegant, garden dress. I felt that making a huge deal out of and spending a lot of money on something that was only going to be worn once was a little silly. However, I walked into a shop off the street just to look at dresses and get an idea of what I wanted and the price range, and ended up trying on a dress that brought tears to my eyes. It wasn’t anything that I thought I wanted, but it is so true, that you know when you have your dress and I did. That changed my entire outlook on my wedding perspective.
What started as a simple outdoor wedding and a party after, has turned into something much more elegant and romantic in my mind. Not to say that will happen to you or that you will ever care that much for your dress, but you never know. If you don’t get into dress shopping, that’s okay. I like that you’re more excited for the actual marriage than the wedding day. 🙂