- Okole Maluna
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Confession: I LOVE GILT. Even if it means getting up at 545am to make sure I don’t miss a sale…I love Gilt. I love waiting for the package, I love opening the box…because I know that I got away with a STEAL…
Like most of you out there, I agonized for HOURS about what my girls were going to wear (to be fair, we ALL agonized!). And of course, the main requirement was affordability without looking cheap…and of course, we struggled to find a style that suited five different girls with five different body styles and complexions!!
Then one of my darling friends stumbled upon the TwoBirds dress. So on my last trip to Los Angeles, we RUSHED through typical LA traffic to get down to their Melrose Boutique before they closed. And wouldn’t ya know it…they all fell in love! The pictures on their site just don’t do this dress any justice! The problem? The dress was nearly $300. So we moved on and tried to put the TwoBirds dress out of our mind. We looked at Victoria’s Secret Convertible Dress and I even bought one just to check quality, but to be honest, the VS dress was just sorta “blah.”
And THEN….Gilt threw me a bone and put the exact dress in the exact size, style, & color up for sale for 40% OFF. Bang. Immediately put the dress from “no way can we afford this” to “HELLS YEAHHHH” So Thank You Gilt…for solving our problems and saving my wedding party’s sanity!!
On a side note, for those who are debating between 2Birds & VS, my $0.02 says that $270 for the 2Birds dress is kinda high. Yes, it’s a gorgeous dress. Yes, it solves our problems of different girls/bodies/styles, but $300 is a hard pill to swallow. Even so, if the sale hadn’t happened, I can honestly say that everyone loved it THAT much, that we would have found a way to make sure it was the dress that everyone ended up with. Unfortunately, the VS in NO WAY COMPARES to the quality, color selection or feel of the material. 2B has such an awesome color pallette and the jersey mix looks and feels dressy…So for those of you out there looking for the perfect Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, be patient…it’ll work it’s way out!
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(photo from twobirdsbridesmaid…just to show four of the fifteen wrapping options!)