Post # 1
I need your opinions on whether or not I should keep the ribbon that comes with my dress or if I should remove it and put a belt?
My parents hate the ribbon that comes with my Martina dress because it’s grey.. they prefer it to be white. But, I liked the ribbon because of the colour.. it adds drama (which I like lol) and with it being grey, it works well with my colour scheme. So here’s the dilemma…
I follow this wedding blog (style me pretty) that featured a Lazaro dress very similar to mine and it had this goregour belt which you can see here http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/06/27/hill-country-wedding-at-camp-lucy-by-caroline-ben-photography/
I absolutely love the belted look but it’s another added cost that I don’t need lol.
So what do you ladies think??
Here is my wedding dress:
Post # 3
I LOVE the belt on Style Me Pretty! I would definitely vote for that over the plain grey ribbon (I’m sorry…me and my expensive tastes!) 😉
Post # 4
Hm. I really like the ribbon, but I really like blingy belts. Tough choice.
Post # 5
Hmmm…. initially I was thinking ribbon. Now the belt is growing on me. I don’t think you can go wrong!
Post # 6
I love the belt on SMP too. I have a ribbon on my dress (which looks a lot like yours, especially the skirt) but my ribbon is much wider than yours. I feel like the ribbon that comes with your dress is a little too thin (I would add about another 1.5-2″ to the width) and it kind of looks like an afterthought. If you like the ribbon look, I would see how much it is to get a wider ribbon (or at least try holding up a wider one to see how it would look before you commit).
Post # 7
I just don’t like look of the long ribbon hanging down. With so much texture in the skirt, it looks a little odd. You could get a wider grey satin ribbon (like the one on SMP) and have it sewn onto the dress as a belt, which would give you sort of a hybrid look and would be pretty inexpensive.
Post # 8
@MsMindle: lol you and I both! thanks for voting!
@vorpalette: it is! I guess I’ll have to try on a few belts before I make my final decision
@Almost Mrs.P: Thanks for commenting! I’m just worried the blingy belt is a little too much?
@lilbluebird: Thanks for your advice. I don’t think I’d buy the exact belt of SMP, because I think it would clash with all the beadwork on my dress. Plus it’s a lazaro.. it would cost a fortune lol I do agree that the ribbon looks a bit thin.. since it does come with a long piece, maybe I could double it? I’ll have to see!
Post # 9
I think you should keep the ribbon because you really love it!! It’s just your mom who doesn’t like it, and it’s not her wedding! I am wearing a colored belt myself!! You should do what YOU want, not what anyone else wants! 🙂
Post # 10
@babu22: it does look a bit odd! I’m not sure if I’d get the belt sewn onto the dress though… do people normally do that with their belts?
Post # 11
Here are some afforable silver sashes with embellishments from Etsy!
Post # 12
@futuremrspaulino: unless you’re wearing it as a sash, I think it’s pretty common to just have it sewn on. That way you know it won’t shift or move or come undone and you don’t have to worry about bulky fasteners, or whether the fastener gets in the way of the buttons or other closure of the dress. You wouldn’t have to have it sewn on though, if you don’t want to, and you could always have it removed after the wedding.
Post # 13
Either one is fine but it needs to be wider (like the SMP sash). What about a light grey ribbon that’s the same width as the SMP one?
I also don’t like it hanging down in front, better to have it tied in back or a closed loop belt.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t add a belt; its blinginess may clash with the already-glitzy top of the dress.
I’d really love to see a wider ribbon, though! It can stil be grey!
Post # 15
@sienna76: wow! thanks. I alwas forget to check esty! 🙂
@babu22: oh yeah, I never thought of it shifting!! good call. Aren’t belts and sashes the same though? or amI completely wrong here? lol
Post # 16
@futuremrspaulino: Generally, a sash ties in a bow and a belt does not. Bridal belts usually come with a hook and eye closure, but like I said, they’re often just sewn onto the dress so they don’t need any closure. A sash will be tied in a bow with the ribbons hanging down. And of course, most sashes can be made into a belt if you don’t like the bow look.