Post # 1
Ok hive… need your help!
I went dress shopping for the first time today and it was such a blast! I was accompanied by my mom, dad and my sister. I must have tried on about 15 dresses, but found two that made everyones jaws drop. My family is leaning towards one..but personally I can’t stop thinking about either dress. I know I have tons of time to decide, and will probably go back to try on more styles in the fall… but I’m pretty sure nothing will top these dresses. Unfortunately, the bridal salon would not let me take photos until I make a decision and put a deposit down on one of the dresses….real bummer. I guess the photos of the models will have to do! Keep in mind though…the models really don’t do justice to the beauty of these dresses. I feel like they were so much different with me in them!
A bit of extra information to help you make up your mind: I’m getting married in August in a catholic church. I’m having my reception at a golf club. We don’t have a theme, but our colors are a cobalt blue and bright yellow. I’m about 5’5 and weigh 128 lbs.
I’d like to see if you guys sway the same way as my family does….so just for fun…which one do you like better and why? I’ll include front and back views of both dresses
Dress #1- Allure Bridal 8771 (the back of this dress has buttons all of the way down..the back is quite stunning…the back view photo doesn’t do it justice. It also had a train which you can’t see in the photo)
Dress #2 Private label by G CA 1393 (If I were to pick this one I would be wearing it in ivory… it was a lot nicer than in white)
Post # 3
@Mrs.H2B: I love the Allure! But then again I am a huge sucker for classy clean lines, flowers , and the buttons down the back — hence my dress has all the above lol.
The lace one is pretty too and I can see being worn for a catholic ceremony, but the Allure just screams summer wedding dress IMO.
Post # 4
I like the second dress. To me it seems timeless, soft, elegant, and romantic.
Post # 5
Allure 8771 is my dress!!!! So I guess you know which one I like better…
BUT they are both beautiful dresses. I think lace is a bit more romantic whereas the allure one is more fun. It depends on what kind of vibe you’re going for.
Post # 6
They are both beautiful and totally different.
Is there one that you feel better in? For me, the dress I bought, had the exact romantic, traditional feel I wanted.
To me though, from your description, it sounds like you prefer the first one.
Post # 7
The second dress looks really cheap to me so I’m instantly turned off. I much prefer the classic look of the first one.
Post # 8
I felt like the first one really pulled me in at the waist and made me look very thin..which I loved. I also liked the classic look. The second one was very traditional and I loved the sweetheart neckline. I hate big decisions haha!
Post # 9
Interesting, apparantly I’m the only one so far who picked dress #2. I much prefer that one. More elaborate, more bridal, more romantic. The first one is too plain for my taste and is very similar to at least a dozen dresses I’ve seen everywhere.
ETA: I’m commenting solely based on the dress styles, maybe I’d feel differently if I saw them on you and #1 looked more flattering than #2..
Post # 10
The 1st one! (I like the back soooo much better )
Post # 11
I love the #2. Its a beautiful dress in person.
Post # 12
#2 with a cathedral length veil with lace would look beautiful!!! #1 is much more simple
Post # 13
I love the first one! It’s so beautiful!
Post # 14
I love the first one! So pretty.
Post # 15
I like the Allure… my suggestion tho is to call around to other shops to see who have the same exact dresses, go retry it back on and get photos of yourself in both dresses. Don’t make a decision if you don’t have pictures of yourself in the actual dresses. That way you won’t second guess your decision. :o)
I HATE when a bridal shop is like that.
Post # 16
thanks ladies! Looks like you’re leaning the same way as my family! They told me both dresses looked stunning on me but that the Allure was on a whole different level. It’s nice to see different opinions… and I feel very relaxed since I still have a lot of time to decide. We’re heading out of province this week so I might see if I can try some on elsewhere as well.