Post # 1
Hi ladies! I’m wondering if I’ve explored all of my options for a wedding dress. Saks, Nordstrom, etc. Are there others you would suggest? Do they keep the dresses in stock? If not, how do you try them? Have any of you ordered and returned a bunch of dresses online?
I guess I’m torn because part of me wants to keep it simple. We are having a simple destination wedding, just the two of us. Why get the big dress—just for the photos? Just for us? However, the other part of me wants to go BIG with a big gorgeous dress with a train. The works. BUT it seems so extravagent, especially for such a small and simple wedding.
Also, I don’t know if I’m being a snob when I think about wanting a “real” dress. I tried on one simple “non wedding” white dress and when I showed pictures to friends they all LOVED it. So I guess I’m wondering what you all think of getting a white dress from a nontraditional source. What makes it a wedding dress to you? Would you ever consider a dress without a train?
Post # 3
Have you considered a white or ivory bridesmaid dress? Some look very much like wedding gowns – some even have a slight train! You could also add a mock train by wearing a long sash or really long veil!
As far as considering a dress without a train, I am likely going to have the train removed or shortened on my gown! For a destination wedding, it might just get in your way…
Post # 4
J Crew and Dillards have some that are nice 🙂
Post # 5
I started the process thinking all I wanted was a simple tea length dress. I couldn’t help but look at all the big beautiful dresses and drool. I kept thinking about them and thinking about them, finally I talked to my FH about it and he told me to go ahead and get the long pretty dress ( I already had the short one). He didn’t want me to have any regrets as we are only doing this once.
I say wear what you dream about. Wear what you want to look back on and smile. Any dress can fit into any situation if you feel beautiful in it.
Post # 6
oo check out JCREW i loooove their dresses. Especially for desitnation weddings
Post # 7
Get what you want! But I do think the dress should fit the venue and not sure if by “big” you mean a princess ballgown, which would be a little excessive IMO for a small Destination Wedding wedding.
But, there are dresses that are very “wedding-ish” that would fit your setting. So don’t settle!
Also, I am a firm believer in that almost any dress can be dressed very up or very down. So if you find a more “casual” gown, go with a beautiful veil that will really make you feel like a bride!
So, if your not finding what you want at any of the retail stores, go check out the bridal stores, you could prob find something that isn’t too done up, but more of what you are looking for
Post # 8
You may want to try Macy’s as well
Post # 9
Of course a dress can be a wedding dress without a train! There are plenty of floor-length dresses made by wedding dress designers that don’t have trains! Personally, I really want a good-sized train, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think there are countless great, trainless wedding dresses (or potential wedding dresses).
You should check out ebay too! (God, I am recommending ebay to EVERYONE today; I’m like a broken record.) You can get a unique and beautiful white dress for an extremely low price.