- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
My first day here and I’m already posting like crazy!
I’d like your opinion on my two top gowns. Although my wedding is still far away, I love both of these dresses, and my tastes haven’t changed much over the last year and a half (yes we have been engaged for a long time) so I’m pretty confident that if I stop looking I won’t stop loving my dress. I have tried on a fair number of dresses (I would say at least 40) and I know exactly what I want, so I’m almost ready to just place an order on my dress and spend the next 14 months doing other things, like trying to organize things between 3 BM’s living in 3 different cities, and moving into our new place in the fall.
I am slightly torn on these two gowns. Price is not really an issue, since they are both going to cost around the same. I need to purchase the first gown online and have it shipped from the US to Canada, and the second gown can be purchased at a local boutique. Should I order both…and make one my reception gown?? How weird would it be to have a different white dress for the reception?? If I buy both, which would be better for the reception?
WTOO by Watters, Teresa
I first tried this dress on in October 2009, shortly after my fiance and I got engaged. I never thought I’d pick an all lace dress, but it was just WOW on me. Unfortunately the bridal store I tried it on at no longer carries the sample, and no other bridal store carries this line, so I will have to order it without trying it on again. I don’t have a picture of me wearing the gown since the boutique didn’t allow photos, but I still remember this dress, my Maid/Matron of Honor still remembers this dress, and I still remember the reaction of the three strangers in the same waiting room as us, waiting for their bride to come out of the fitting room.
Pros – gorgeous all lace, love the crumbcatcher neckline, it’s the one dress I always think about and compare other gowns to. Probably more classic, train is shorter and more practical. Has everything I want, including the super hard to be perfect neckline, of which I mentioned that crumbcatcher is my favorite.
Cons – I no longer know what I look like in this dress (even though I’m sure I would still love it) so if I order it in and find out another gown is better I have no choice but to sell it or go with it. I’m scared of the scalloped lace edge and how much it’d cost to hem it.
Elegance Bridals dress (no idea of style number and it’s not on their website)
I tried this on recently and it was quite an amazing gown, especially the back part. I have pics of me wearing this dress so I’ll let the pics do the talking below.
Pros – Tried on recently and know I’ll love it, will order it from a bridal store so if any problems they can handle it, lovely floral details and seems to be a more detailed gown, seamstress said that shortening the dress would be easy (just cut the tulle)
Cons – has not as interesting as a neckline as the WTOO, but with the other details a complex neckline would probably be overkill. And, how do you bustle a tulle dress?
And now the pictures:
Since Watters’ website has a really bad picture and I do not have pictures, here are some pics borrowed from OnceWed.com:
And here it is on someone else, again, pictures borrowed. I lack hips so I would be less curvy in this dress
Elegance Bridals Gown
Phew–that was a long post. Thanks for reading everything and for your input!
If it makes any difference, our wedding will be in the Canadian Rockies at a small cozy historic lodge by the beautiful Emerald Lake in BC. Not sure which dress is more appropriate for this venue.