jellybean917

Wedding Dresses

'Tis the season of engagements. That, plus kellsmuneoka's thread about Ridiculous Prices and IllegallyBlonde's Engagement Rings thread, made me start wondering about wedding dresses. If you're married, what was your dress like? If not, what is your dream dress? How much are you willing to spend?

I'd love to hear your thoughts! Although I'm engaged, I haven't even started looking for a dress because we won't start planning the wedding until my fiance moves up here...but that should be happening soon! My research has now begun by watching marathons of Say Yes to the Dress lol.

Anyway, rant and rave away!

SugaredMagnolia

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You disagree that it isn't fair to paint everyone involved in weddings with one brush? So they're all a crock?

 

Caterers

Makeup Artists

Hair stylists

Bartenders

Wait staff

Graphic Designers (whether you order paper invitations or go the tech route, a graphic designer was involved)

Seamstresses

Florists

Bakers

Dress designers & dress shops

Shoe makers

Jewelers

Rental companies

Hotels

Any venue that host a wedding

Officiants, civil and religious

Planners

People who drive shuttle buses or limos

 

What is the wedding industry? Isn't it people from many different industries who are gathered together when a couple hires them to work at the event? Those vendors didn't make the couple hire them.

 

Maybe if a couple is highly impressionable, they feel pressured to have all the bells and whistles. I think for that, you can look to family pressure and maybe, just maybe, the wedding media.

bratknits

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My harp player tried to extort extra money out of us because the JP was late arriving (he was drunk in a bar and forgot, the innkeeper tracked him down but that's another story).  We'd paid her for the entire day but she decided that playing while everyone was waiting was going to cost us extra.  

 

Two of my mother's friends escorted her out of the inn and shoved her **bleep** into a snowbank.  She's sort of lucky they didn't break the harp over her head after what she tried to pull.  Helpful hint, never try to extort middle aged Italian-American women at the wedding of their best friend's daughter, it's not going to go the way you think.

IllegallyBlonde

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Well since I got a shoutout (woot woot thanks jellybean) I guess I will share my favorite dress:smileyhappy: image.jpg I just love the details, I love staring at this. (As you can see I copied it from Instagram lol)

jellybean917

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This is fabulous. I loooove intricate details like this! It really makes a dress seem special!

IllegallyBlonde

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oh and congratulations jellybean917!! 

Kiki1517

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That detail is GORGEOUS!

Greyes

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HeYyY Jellybean917,

 

Co0ongratulations on your Engagement!!! I just got engaged in November the day before his birthday...co0ompletely through me off!! LOL It's such an amaAazing magicqal time for you both and I wish you the best, best of luck with your Wedding plans. My fiance lives about two hours away and it's been very difficult trying to set up appointments and plans without him being able to attend. I think it is beyo0ond wise that you are holding off until he is available it makes things so0o much better! I knew from when I was a little girl which Church I wanted to be married in and I knew they needed a year in advance and we want to married in 2014 so0o I had to quickly find out if the Church was available and it was which was a dream come true and that spurred on more and more planning. so0o I highly recommend that if you can wait, then wait so0o then you can plan to0ogether!!! Once you know when your Wedding Date is (HEHEHEHE it's an exciting detail to know!!) then I wouldn't wait to0o long to start searching for what you would love as your gown. Say Yes To Dress is absolutely perfect to watch to give you ideas of what is out there. The gown I chose won't be even available for me to get sized in util 4 months after I ordered it...also rule of thumb tell the sales person that the Wedding Date is a month before it actually is...better to have your dress early enough to make alterations than to cut it to0o close to the big day. Look up the Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays basically the day of the week you choose look for that day a month before...I'm getting married December 6th so0o I told the Sales person the Wedding is November 15th exactly 4 weeks early. 

 

Also I would recommend that you do NOT bring a whole entourage of people to help you decide, I went with just my Mom and it was special but if you want you can bring your Maid Of Honor along as well just not to0o many people that's overwhelming. 

 

All in all lo0ok at Bridal magazines and pinterest and just get an idea of the lo0ok you desire. Don't attach pinterest to your FB account do NOT want so0ome people to see... hope this helped a little bit!!! 

 

 

>(8D) Have fun on your quest for the perfect dress!!!! 

WhereYouStand

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ooh this looks super fun! I have a whole Pinterest board on my dream wedding... if I ever get married that is. :smileyhappy:

 

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stephyd216

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I got married in the summer of 2012, and my dress pretty much fell in with my "classic" style. Its 18 months later, and I'd still pick this dress! We'll see what I say in 18 years lol...

 

This dress ran $1100, and it was about average price IMO.upload_5790774607234684195.jpg

melissabt

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soo pretty! Great choice:smileyhappy:

<3 Melissa
marydiva

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That's lovely :smileyhappy:)

janinebt

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I'm not engaged, but I do have the style of my 'future' dress in mind. Sweetheart top with a mermaid style waist or a fit and flare. I really like the look of neo-vintage style gowns. And I'd probably pair my dress with a veil that has laced trim.

 

Something along the lines of this:

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Or if I end up having a smaller ceremony I may opt for something a bit more 'understated' like this:

 

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Whimsically yours,
Janine
Kiki1517

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Ooooh I love the bottom one :smileyvery-happy:

Kiki1517

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If I ever did have a big wedding, I think I want something with a clean silhouette. Here's my pinterest wedding board. I had seen one collage on "Chanel Inspired Wedding" on a wedding planner's board and fell in love with the colors, I would be all over the black & white with touches of pale pink:

www.pinterest DOT com/kiki1517/chanel-inspired-wedding/

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reflectsgold

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love that long sleeved dress. i know strapless is really trendy right now but i want my gown to have sleeves. 

IllegallyBlonde

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i love that first one!! simple, elegant vintage styles like that always catch my attention.

marydiva

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Gorgeous wedding board, Kiki! I followed you :smileyhappy:

Kiki1517

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Thanks, I think BT has taken over my Pinterest time, I need to go dabble around in there lol.

marydiva

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I'd love a boho, offbeat wedding dress. Something like these perhaps:

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I love the delicate, natural, feminine vibe of bohemian wedding dresses. 

BUUUUT I come from a very traditional Roman Catholic italian family, so I'll probably have to have a fancy cathedral wedding someday - so my ACTUAL wedding dress will probably look more "princess-y." 

janinebt

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Aww I love those! They'd be great for a destination wedding or an outdoor forest wedding (oohh).

Whimsically yours,
Janine
lilyyy

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I love all of these dresses. They look fun and unique.

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