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Old 08-26-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hey guys So, first...we haven't really made any definitive wedding plans yet, we're kind of waiting to see what happens with the house buying (that saga continues). We want something small and casual (which will make it hard for me to work in a tiara, but who knows!)

But that doesn't mean I can't start looking at DRESSES, right?? I will be on a serious budget (because of the house buying) but I think I have found a serious contender (a little more than I wanted to spend):

http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/w...ntryId=6097085

I'm also checking Craigslist everyday, I'm not opposed to buying a gently used dress!
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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Glory - that is gorgeous! And I say you can always work in a tiara with your wedding dress if you want it!

The David's Bridal next to my office seems to have a semi-annual sale pretty often, I got my dress for my first wedding there on sale, almost half off. Can't remember when they normally are, will see if I can find out....
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:43 AM   #3
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I got my dress at David's bridal but it was a bridesmaids dress. It was a very pale yellow and very pretty! It was on clearance and I think I paid $80.

Definitely shop around.
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Sooo pretty! And I think a tiara is always appropriate!!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:48 AM   #5
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Glory, want my old wedding dress? I only wore it once! Just kidding, I also got married on a farm, walked through mud, and never got it cleaned (why spend $300 to clean a dress that cost $400?). And it's not particularly casual -- here's a pic.

Wedding dress shopping is both fun and horrendously stressful at the same time, IMO. I had a lot of fun looking at dresses online, but got so stressed out at the stores I almost cried!
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:59 AM   #6
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I love the shape of that neckline, Jessica!! It's a gorgeous dress I'm looking for something empire waisted, for some reason, I just love that look on me! I guess I need to quit fooling around and go try some stuff on to see what really looks good.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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That dress is GORGEOUS, Glory!
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:06 AM   #8
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I love the dress. If any gal here deserves a "GOYGEOUS" dress and Tiara it is you my dear!

Another thought too is to rent a dress. I bought mine and I took it out the other day to show my daughters. That is the first time I have even unzipped the bag in 16 years! I want to have my girls "blessed" or whatever and am probably going to use my dress to have theirs done.
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Glory, I absolutely LOVE the dress. It's gorgeous. I can see you in it. It's spectacular. So classy and fine. I really, really LOVE it.

And it's your wedding. You're the bride. No matter how casual it is - you get to wear a tiara.

I've got my dress from 23 1/2 years ago. I tried it on for my last anniversary and it was swimming on me. I was in the high 130's, maybe low 140's when I got married. Right now, it's taking up too much space and I think I am "this" close to giving it away. Renting is an option.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:11 PM   #10
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Glory, I love the dress, and I can see you in it!

Jessica - your dress is lovely as well, and I remember some photos of you in it, but the model it's on - OMG, she looks like a Barbie doll!

Hmmm, I had the dress for my first wedding made for me. It was ivory satin, with an empire waist and very little ornamentation. It got stored at my mother's/sister's house and moved at least once, but the last time my sister moved it got misplaced. Sigh. That was of course, 40 years ago, and I'd never even put it on again, but every once in awhile it makes me sad that it's gone. I still have the more casual outfit I wore at my second wedding - 20 years ago.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:11 PM   #11
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I am also on Team Tiara.

David's does have sales often, and their dresses also pop up sometimes on eBay.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:30 PM   #12
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LOL Pat, she does, doesn't she? It occurred to me in retrospect that I should have linked to a picture of myself in the dress (which isn't quite the same color as the one on the model). Although my offer stands -- if anyone wants my dress, and doesn't mind that it's a bit dirty at the hemline, I am 100% willing to get rid of it. It's taking up precious closet space!

Glory, that dress does look pretty, and David's has a semiannual sale you should look out for. And I'm with the other ladies, it's your wedding -- if you want a tiara, then wear a tiara! Although it would probably look funny if you wore that dress with a tiara like this:
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:35 PM   #13
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1st-- love the dress
2nd-- I soooo tiara'd at my wedding. Then I gave it to my friend and she tiara'd. ya gotta tiara at your own wedding

edited to add:
3rd-- I agree with the statement that dress shopping was very much fun , that was when I went with a friend. went with mom-- dress lady reminded me that brides were supposed to smile, oops

GLAD YOU ARE HAVING FUN
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:46 PM   #14
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That is exactly the style I could imagine you wearing, Glory!

Oh, congratulations, by the way. And I agree with the girls. A tiara is ALWAYS appropriate!

We had a casual outdoor wedding, guests wore shorts and t-shirts, and I had a full-length silk number with a train and a long veil! We were going for impact. It worked. Plus hubby wanted me to look "bride-like", whatever that means.

Good luck with the shopping.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #15
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Perfect dress for you! I LOVE it!
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