Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wedding Dreams:: ADVICE!

I just can't help it! 
I have such bad wedding fever!

Today, at work, we hashed out the wedding budget.
I always knew working for a wedding planner would benefit me one day when I got engaged, but I never really realized that it would be this great of a help.
Granted, I'm still having to pay for an average wedding, but I'm so lucky to be getting everything I've wanted for my wedding.

I don't want the world. I just wanted a few certain things....like
the dream venue
the dream photog
the band
& the groom ;)

& then....
there's the one BIG thing. (other than my sweet man)

the dress

We all dream of the dress. It's the one thing you think of when you think wedding.
Some girls think tulle.
Some girls think sparkle.
Some girls think the perfect beach wedding dress.
And this girl thinks of 2 things:
keyhole back.

Why is the one thing that I want more than I was hoping it would cost.
You see, we are on a tight budget (but really, who isn't these days?).
And we weren't planning on spending a lot of money on a dress I'll wear for only one day of my life...
But then again....
It's a really important day, right?

Mom and I were thinking of going the David's Bridal route...and I guess maybe the store will have more than they offer online? 

Ideally, I'd have THIS dress.
It's by Maggie Sottero

But some others I wouldn't mind are like these: 

So what do I do? 
How do I get the dream dress? 
Do I trust the knock off dressmakers I find all over the internet?
While searching for Bernadette, I kept seeing prices like $200.00 for a "custom dress" from China. I don't think that sounds all that right. 

I guess we'll go check the selection during my Christmas break. Maybe I'll find my one true dress ;)

Any advice is welcomed and appreciated! 


  1. I LOVE that first dress- perfection! The one thing I will say is that I got the first dress I tried on- it was in budget and my style but I did not LOVE it and now I really regret not spending more to get what I would have felt more beautiful in. Its worth the splurge to feel like the princess you are!

  2. My oh my, these are beautiful dresses!! Great taste!

  3. First. Maggie Sottero is my all time favorite (she is in my price range and has beautiful dresses) -
    I LOVE the fourth dress. I think it is absolutely beautiful! BUT I don't think you should settle for a dress that is "cheaper" that you find on the internet. Dresses look so different on everyones bodies and you can't tell unless you wear it/try it on.

    SPLURGE a little. It's YOUR day.
    You should get the first dress as I can tell from the post it is your favorite! I love hearing about the wedding plans, as I hope to start doing the same in the near future!

    good luck <3

  4. I LOVE the open back dresses! As a wedding planner I totally understand this craziness! BUT congrats and sounds like you have things under control:-)

    Pssst I am letting all of my google followers know that I changed my domain to www.stylesoftamaranicole.blogspot.com. Please update your readers:-) Thanks hun!!!

  5. Congrats girl! New follower... I LOOOVE weddings! Being married to your besty is THE greatest thing ever :)


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