So torn :( Which dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress?
    First dress - Watters : (44 votes)
    29 %
    Second dress - Etsy : (109 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 2
    349 posts
    Helper bee

    Defintely the second! That’s very pretty and flattering. It catched my eye more as I find it more appealing. The top one reminds me more of lingerie. Not that it isn’t pretty. Just I think you should go with your first intinct here. Good luck!

    Post # 3
    1743 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Honestly Haley,  I really like the Etsy boho one. There’s just something slightly off about the first one,  although it could be the two tacked on sleeves,  hopefully a seamstress will be able to make it more seamless.

    if you aren’t sure which dress,  I’d keep looking. Although,  i think your future husband will be wowed by you in either dress so I wouldn’t make that a consideration. 

    Post # 5
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    The second dress looks lovely. I think it suits you and you’ll look like an angel on your wedding day.

    Post # 6
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee

    i strongly prefer the etsy dress.

    and tbh your fiance is going to be wowed by you, not your dress, so def go with what you love best.

    Post # 7
    3786 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

    haleythelady :  Hmm I’m going to go against the grain here and say I much prefer the Watters gown. I do think it’s important to shop within your budget and you didnt say if the alterations blow your dress budget but that gown seems much more bridal to me. I also prefer that gown with the lace straps! 

    Post # 8
    169 posts
    Blushing bee

    Get your dress! If you dont feel like people will be captivated add some nice pieces of jewelry or a floral crown or even just a gorgeous bouquet to accentuate your dress! I love dress #2. Dress #1 is too ordinary. Plus the alterations are not worth it. You can easily buy a bolero to cover up for the ceremony. I say get dress #2 and if you are still unsure,  buy a bolero. Still cheaper than the alterations on the dress you dont really love.

    Post # 9
    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    haleythelady :  I’ve always loved the Etsy dress bee, it’s stunning. Could you leave the first as it is without alterations and wear it to your reception, and the Etsy dress for your ceremony, since you already have both?  No way would I spend that kind of money to alter the Watters, and I like it better strapless anyways.

    Post # 10
    6318 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think you can definitely go with the second dress or keep looking (if you don’t already have both as a PP mentioned). Otherwise, absolutely DO NOT pay more than you paid for the dress to make alterations that you don’t sound happy about.

    Post # 11
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2006

    haleythelady :  Omg i love them both! With your slender figure  pretty much any dress will look awesome on you . I think the 2nd is even more perfect. I go with #2

    Post # 12
    8916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    haleythelady :  That second one is totally a wedding dress! It looks beautiful on you. If you want to amp up the brideyness, a flower crown with or without a veil, or a sparkly comb or something will do the trick. 

    Post # 13
    11574 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    haleythelady :  just FYI, you can get a long-sleeved nude mesh bodysuit to wear under 1, or a topper, for much less than these alterations.

    But frankly, The boho dress suits your body better, but the top of it feels a little less than bridal to me. Does that seller have other options?

    Have you tried BHLDN? Your body would totally rock a BHLDN dress. 

    BHLDN topper examples for the Watters dress (you could still have little straps put on to help hike the dress up a bit, with the last 2 you lose the lace of your dress obviously)






    Post # 14
    539 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA

    The etsy dress is gorgous! 

    Post # 15
    3511 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    haleythelady :  i prefer the Watters gown. Instead of the extensive alterations that you don’t even want, how about just buying a modest topper? You could wear the topper for the ceremony, but take all your pictures and spend the reception in the gown without adding a whole bunch of lace. 

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