Thursday, January 13, 2011

Getting warmer...

I finally decided to just face the music and have my own BM dress party.  At the bridal salon, I told the consultant that I had no idea what I wanted and I was on a mission to try on as many dresses as it took to make some progress.  She responded by pretty much getting out of my way; and, to be honest, I don't blame her.  I grabbed upwards of 20 dresses and headed off to a teeny, tiny fitting room.  By "teeny, tiny," I mean that there physically was not enough space for me and all of the dresses I had selected.  Thankfully, no other brides were in the BM department at that time, so my humiliation was relatively private.

Here's a look at some of the thumbs-downers:

B2 B2079
B2 B3080

Dessy 2787

Bill Levkoff 529

Bill Levkoff 584 

And now, here are the three finalists:

Bill Levkoff 583

Bill Levkoff 560
(sorry it's blurry!)

Belsoie L3009

You'd think that the dissimilarities between the final three dresses would make the decision easier - I just need to pick and length and/or fabric, and that will automatically whittle the list down.  Unfortunately, I just can't seem to decide and be done with it!  I emailed the three choices to my BMs who all offered feedback - it seems like the 560 is the current front-runner in that no one has a bad thing to say about it.  But is that really how you want your "winner" to be described - as the least disliked one?!  The only criticism I've heard of the L3009 is that it's floor-length... which leads me to wonder if I like it specifically because of that added formality.  Not to mention the fact that we have the option of ordering the L3009 in a knee-length version... would that be better because it would resolve the only issue with the dress, or would it make me less entranced by it?

Too many questions, not enough answers!  Even though I've already reached my decision, which one would you have picked?  On a more important note, am I the only person to struggle immensely when trying to take self-portraits in dressing room mirrors?!

(all photos personal)


  1. I really like 560!!! What material is it, and what store did you go to...I might have to steal 560 from you, hahaha.

  2. I like the 560 too!

    New follower of your blog! When is your wedding date?

  3. Thanks for the input!

    Manda Mack - it's chiffon and I went to a Pittsburgh-area salon called "the Exquisite Bride"

    Saying I Do - thanks for following! We're getting married August 13, 2011 :)