Post # 1
So I went dress shopping on Friday and found the exact dress that I had wanted the whole time I was looking online. It was Allure 8957
I love this dress. And the sash that they put on me was georgous with it (it was $350!!) But my budget is $1000 and this dress is $1,197 and my mom is paying and there has been a lot of stuff come up that has made money tight for her right now. I loved the dress but I also am thinking rationally in that i’m only going to wear it once and I still hadn’t looked at Davids Bridal. So we left the store and headed to Davids.
When I was there I tried on one of their newer styles (not on the website yet, I think it will be on there tomorrow). It’s still a tulle ballgown but it has tulle on the bodice as well. It is pretty but Not exactly as pretty as the Allure. This dress needed a sash but David’s didn’t have one that I liked but I did like this dress and since it was only $550 it just made sense. So instead of buying right away, my mom suggested that I look for a sash online that I like and bring it in and try the dress again with the sash. Keeping in mind the other dress, I bought a sash off Etsy that I felt would go with either dress
Well then I was just going to wait, go back to davids bridal once the sash came in next week and hopefully everything would be solved and I would love it. BUT. what if I don’t? I’m constantly afraid that I’m going to settle because of the price, which isn’t a terriable thing. I do like the dress, it’s just that I would be choosing a dress that is really my second pick.
Has anybody else done this? How did you feel about it?
I still have a whole year before my wedding so I will have so much time to dwell on it.
But then I was looking online and found the Allure on a few sites, one being Missesdressy.com and it was only $987 on there, with free shipping and free returns. So I’m feeling like maybe I should at least try it. It is under $1000, I already have a sash and if I don’t like it then I can just send it back and get the one from davids bridal.
I guess what i’m asking is has anybody ordered a dress online from missesdressy.com? Have you had to settle on a dress because of price? I just don’t know what to do. I know that I have time to still go to davids bridal and try the dress on again with the sash and then still have time to order the other dress if I decide to do that. I’m just overwhelmed because I’m not the type of person to say “I like this one more, lets just get it” and not think about the price.
Post # 3
Pictures of me in each of the dresses
Allure: (sorry first one is sideways, I don’t know how to change it)
These pictures definately aren’t as flattering..which is making the whole thing even harder, although I am in the process of loosing weigt, it’s nice to know that the Allure still looks great at the weight i’m at now incase the weightloss doesn’t go as planned..
Post # 4
Wow — I actually love the color of the DB dress. I don’t have any advice about the website, but just want to say that make sure you are happy with whatever you decide on. I’m having serious dress regret these days and it’s killlingggggg me!!
Post # 5
@MsAmandaAnn: I wouldn’t get it in pink 🙁 lol. I like it too but in person the ivory looks better with my skin tone.
Post # 6
I don’t know anything about missesdressy, but I do know that BestBridalPrices is an authorized Allure seller, has a web site, and has some of the best prices around. I used them to order MY Allure gown, and ended up saving about $300 on the gown itself, and then received credit to spend towards any sort of accessories that I wanted (ended up buying shoes, veil, and headpiece – FREE). They have a B&M store in Illinois, and their on-line customer service is top notch!!
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - Lake Anna Winery
I actually think the DB dress is gorgeous on you!!
Post # 8
I really like the DB one!
Post # 9
@Mrs Canuck: Thanks. I looked into it. It’s about the same price as MissyDressy but they have that free veil and shoes promo going on. It’s definately something to think about…
Post # 10
Thank you so much! The more I look at the pictures the more I realize that I really do like it. The bottom is so nice and it has a great train. And I would wear the sash up a bit more than it is in that one picture because that diid make my waist look smaller, I just didn’t get a picture of it.
Post # 11
I actually prefer the cheaper one. The tulle on the bodice is lovely.
Post # 12
@gingernutjo: Thank you so much!
Post # 13
i thnk the DB one looks better, actually.
Post # 14
I like the david’s dress more. It’s so much more dramatic
Post # 15
@imagine8204: Honestly, I think I like the DB one better!!!
Post # 16
I have to agree with the others, the DB dress is just lovely on you!