Oh Lord. More dresses!
In an effort to actually be able to afford to feed the guests at our wedding, I decided to look at some less expensive dresses. I did what any frugal NC bride would do, and I headed to the Burlington Bridal Mart.
On their website, their own directions reference both a Waffle House AND a Hardee's. Nuff said.
So, now I've found two more dresses, in addition to these other designer beauties. This first gown is lovely and amazingly affordable, but I'm not sure it goes with an outdoor wedding and barn reception in the fall. I think it would be awesome for a beach wedding, or even a pretty summer garden wedding, Maybe I should reconsider our date....
Pallas Athena PA9931-PA9963
Check out this gorgeous back!
The next dress is quite similar to the Vineyard Nora that I loved, but I would want some alterations because the sleeves are kind of broad, especially on my narrow shoulders. It's 1000$ less than the Nora (but still three times as much as the one shouldered dress above).
It has the cool keyhole back (like the Nora).
Both dresses are fine. Maybe good, maybe great even! But the open air dressing room, unpolished saleswomen, and fluorescent lights were kind of stressful for me. Good thing I had Mini Magic (my little sister and MOH) there to help out, take pics, AND try on some heavily discounted bridesmaid gowns (see those after I find my camera cord).
So between these two and the other three, which one do YOU like best? Did you wear a dress that didn't exactly "go" with your venue?