- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Hi, I’m new! Been reading posts here for a while and finally decided to register 🙂
A bit about me: I’m in Australia, me and my fiance have been together for about 6 years now =) I wanted to get married right away when he proposed but we’re waiting till december 2012 as our brothers are both studying overseas so definately want them to both be able to make it =) 4 bridesmaids/4 groomsmen for our formal-ish wedding (the guys to be wearing bow ties).
Anyway, finally found a dress that ticks pretty much all of my boxes, what do you all think of it? I wanted:
– somethign in satin
– preferably straight across neckline rather than sweetheard (this is dipped which is fairly close though not exactly what i wanted).
– Small ballgown / big a-line skirt (i’m thinking of adding hoops/tulle underneath to make this a bit bigger)
– Pickups on the skirt! So disney-princess worthy 😛
– The skirt couldn’t start too low (I’m only 5″1′ so mermaid styles / dropped waists really don’t suit me). This one’s just about right on one side but a bit lower on the other side. I’m hoping it won’t make me look too short. Any thoughts?
Oh, and I”m ordering online because i can’t find what i want in Australia. So i can’t try this dress on, hence all the angst about it 😛 But i’ve tried similar-ish styles which have worked well on me. I’m very petite-framed, so dresses that look nice on me are those that hug the waist (make me look slim) and then flair out at the skirt (give me a bit of body). In combination i somehow don’t look like such a shorty which i think is great! 😀 And i love the flowers on this!
What does everyone think? Have read ots of good reviews about bestbridalprices but any other thoughts on them appreciated =)
Also, I’m a bit stuck on accessories, bestbridalprices offers $50 towards shoe and $150 towards a veil. Or you can get $120 off the shipping. Not sure which option to take though. I had thought of wearing my mum’s veil (it’s gorgeous) but is cathedral length – i’m worried it won’t go with this dress. Do you think something elbow length would suit this dress better?
Also, what do people think of ordering shoes online? I like these two– just unsure about comfort, i don’t usually wear heals but plan to buy early then spend a while breaking them in. Which do you think would be more comfortable? And has anyone bought anything from either brand? I don’t think we have either allure or liz rene in australia.
Any advice much appreciated =)