Post # 1
I went with my daughter to pick up my gown yesterday and tried it on for the first time for her. Before she saw it, she was a little worried about what it would look like on me, but she loved it. I don’t have any pictures of me in it. I don’t want to take a chance that my fiance will see it.
My problem now is that I am now considering doing something I said I would never do. I am considering now getting a second dress for the reception. When I had it on with the full crinoline, I did a practice sit and my daughter told me it looked beautiful on me, but it is as wide (approx. 5′) as I am tall. I am not sure how I will be able to walk around the reception or sit next to my Fiance, if I keep it on for the reception.
I also tried on a couple of veils for her. I wasn’t sure about wearing a veil, but we found one that looks awesome with the gown. It was $180 though, so I will be adding that to my DIY list and make my own. It will be a fingertip veil with lace that matches my gown.
I still need to get alterations on the gown, but that won’t be until the end of this year or early next year.
I am including a picture of a model in the gown.
Post # 3
That’s a beautiful dress but I can see how it might be difficult to move around.
May I ask where you’re getting the lace for your DIY veil? I’m going to have one made but am having the hardest time picking a lace.
Post # 4
Thank you meliss.
I am considering this place http://sposabellalace.com/products/product_a_01.htm
but I haven’t decided yet. I am still looking for the best place with the best cost. I am looking specifically for alnecon reembroidered lace and it is very expensive.
The link that I listed is the least expensive that I have found so far, but I haven’t contacted them yet to see how their customer service is.
Post # 5
I love my dress and hope to wear it all night, but I got a backup dress for the reception just in case (I’ll also be able to use the restroom alone!). I was looking at Aria’s sale page and happened to see one for cheap, so that’s a strategy to try if you don’t want to spend the money for a second dress.
Post # 6
I love my dress too rachel, but it is huge with the crinoline. I don’t want to knock anyone over with my gown 🙂
Thank you for the tip. I will check out their site.
Post # 9
that is a pretty princess gown
Post # 13
Lovely! The detail on the top/bust area looks amazing
Post # 15
I love most gowns but that one I really really love!!! it is stunning!!!