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Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses

So why am I still awake?!  Cause I'm nuts that's why...well really Doctor has me on a treatment for a skin allergy that I developed when I fell in a bush from mountain biking...BOO!  A side effect of the meds is trouble sleeping.

To amuse myself I figure that I ask you ladies, what do you do when you can't sleep?  

I have been shooed out of the bedroom because my surfing the net on my cell phone was waking the Danish man up.  So here I am on the couch typing away and wondering what to do.  Watch some TV or a movie, nah... too lazy to turn the PS3 on.  Usually i would read but my attention span seems to be short tonight.  Find someone to talk to... well if this was two years ago that be easy but I have lost all of my night owl friends.  I could do some wedding planning but so here I am to share.... 

Wedding Date: June 21, 2012
Place: Maui
No dress yet but here are some dress pr0n for you: Davids Bridal first since they are having a sale and if not I'll go to the smaller bridal salon next to my work.  Which do you ladies like and think is best for a wedding in the warm island of Maui?  Keep in mind the ceremony and reception site looks like this:












I have an appt on Friday evening and my MOH/bestfriend is coming as well as FI, yes he is also coming because I value his opinion of what I wear and never really cared if he saw the dress.  I was thinking of pairing the dress with turquoise shoes.  Looking forward to hearing what you ladies have to say.  If you have other suggestions post up.  I just have to say I like clean flowing lines.  Nothing too poofy and no crystals and sequins, a little is ok or a brooch or sparkle is cool.  Ok I'm off to wreck havoc else where.



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    becunning2becunning2 member
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    edited December 2011
    I love the idea of pairing a dress with a pair of bright shoes--I've thought that could be fun too whenever I allow myself a few 'day dreaming' moments. 

    As for the dresses, it's hard to say.  I don't know what your body type is or your dress budget (prices ranged from 179 to 950!).  I tend to shy away from dresses that accent hips (horizontal stripes = bad, or that have ruching/detail/accents right below them) but that's because of MY body type.

    I'm super partial to lace, and this was a midrange dress, so I like this one:

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Allover-beaded-lace-gown-with-empire-waist.-S8551

    Hope you can get some sleep.
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    jorja86jorja86 member
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    I LOVE this one:
    www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Side-Draped-Fit-Flare-Gown-with-Applique-Detail-WG3032
    it is almost identical to a dress I fantasize about for my imaginary wedding

    I think this one would be great for your location
    www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Transforming-Layered-Tulle-Fit-and-Flare-Gown-KP3135
    and I love that is transforms into a shorter gown for the end of the night
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    calindicalindi member
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    edited December 2011
    My favorite of those is this:
    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-A-Line-Gown-with-Empire-Bodice-EJ1M0143

    However, after visiting David's Bridal, I was really not impressed with their service or the quality of the dresses.  I sew recreationally, and so I notice things like seams, hems, etc.  And at DB, they're mostly crappily made with really coarse material (not soft and comfortable - plasticy and scratchy).  Definitely check it out and if you find something, great!  It's a great store for larger ladies, too, since they carry most sizes.  However, you look to be about a sample size (size 6, I'm guessing?) so you might have some really good luck at sample sales.  I'm a street size 8, and most of the dresses that I tried on as samples would have fit me with very little alterations.  That's one way to get a much higher quality dress for a low price (by 'quality', I mean material and cut, I personally don't put importance on the designer's name).

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    peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm not a fan of DB.  My experiences with them have never been good (they've always been incredibly snotty), and I don't like most of their dresses.

    So, branching out from that, if you're not opposed to lace, I'm completely crushing on the following for a beach wedding:


    It's absolutely beautiful (we have the dress, I put it on a girl yesterday), it's silk, and the lace is just phenomenal.  And the little brooch is wonderful.  
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    CASK85CASK85 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_officially-thursday-cant-sleep-long-post?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:359cf7de-5153-495a-9264-f0a70cae4aeePost:92868d1e-68ec-478c-83db-360697fdf6e5">Re: Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses</a>:
    [QUOTE]My favorite of those is this: <a href="http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-A-Line-Gown-with-Empire-Bodice-EJ1M0143" rel='nofollow'>http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-A-Line-Gown-with-Empire-Bodice-EJ1M0143</a> However, after visiting David's Bridal, I was really not impressed with their service or the quality of the dresses.  I sew recreationally, and so I notice things like seams, hems, etc.  And at DB, they're mostly crappily made with really coarse material (not soft and comfortable - plasticy and scratchy).  Definitely check it out and if you find something, great!  It's a great store for larger ladies, too, since they carry most sizes.  However, you look to be about a sample size (size 6, I'm guessing?) so you might have some really good luck at sample sales.  I'm a street size 8, and most of the dresses that I tried on as samples would have fit me with very little alterations.  That's one way to get a much higher quality dress for a low price (by 'quality', I mean material and cut, I personally don't put importance on the designer's name).
    Posted by calindi[/QUOTE]
    Maybe it is because I haven't had my coffee yet and I'm cranky, but what you said here about DB seems offensive to me.  Just because you have a whole lot of money for you wedding doesn't mean that everyone else does. And TBH, I found the quality of service at my DB to be excellent, and I love my dress - it doesn't seem cheap to me at all. But maybe I have low expectations and cheap tastes. <div>
    </div><div>Lyn, I will check out your dresses later (though I did notice you picked my dress. . . which would be great for the beach!!) Hope you got some sleep, honey.</div>
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    motoLynmotoLyn member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for the responses ladies. I only got an hour sleep and my body is stuck between train wreck and runaway train. Hoping a hot shower and coffee will alleviate some of the pain. Umm I say I'm kind curvy. I have a defined waist and my shoulders and hips are the the same width. My dress budget is $1k with alterations. I'm paying for my own dress so the lower the better but I definitely just won't go for just anything. I would like to get good quality and value. DB is a starting point. There are several smaller bridal shops to go to but like I said dB was having a storewide sale and i just wanted to check it out.
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    cu97tigercu97tiger member
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    edited December 2011
    If I remember from your engagement pictures, you're fairly tiny, so I thought these two were the best:



    I also liked the very last one that you posted but thought you might get lost in that dress. It's super cute though!

    I'm also toying with the idea of letting BF come to a dress-trying on session. I'm slightly superstitious, but my desire for him to love the dress kind of trumps any of that. I think both my mother and my sister will throw an absolute fit, though. I think first we're going to go to Nordstrom's or something like that and just try on evening gowns so he can get an idea.

    When I have insomnia, I turn the TV on. Sometimes it bugs BF, but he usually goes back to sleep pretty quickly.
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    edited December 2011


    I really like these two, but it's really whatever feels best on your body. And your idea of what you want for your wedding. With mine I was in love with lace, but I felt like I needed something in organza or a more flowy fabric. My dress is a great compromise between the two and I felt great in it.

    The girl who helped me at DB was really nice and I felt like we should have gone and gotten drinks together after we picked out my dress. The quality of my dress is great. I have no problems with the fabric or anything like that. I did try on some that I didn't care for, but no one ever said I had to try them on or buy them. I definitely think you should go try some on and see how you feel about the place and their dresses. 
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    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Beaded-lace-trumpet-with-godet-inserts-VW9340



    These are my favorites. 

    I had a bad experience with DB, but I don't think you can hold it against the whole company, just the store in my area. I ordered my BM dress for my sister's wedding and when I went to pick it up they tried to tell me I had already done so (which I hadn't) and they also said they called the bride to tell her the dress came in, but they had my number! How do I know this, they repeated it back to me. Her wedding was canceled, but if it hadn't been, it would have been tight. When you pick up a dress you have to sign for it and I asked them to produce my sign sheet and they couldn't. They also refused to give me a refund. We had to call corporate and after calling every day for a week, I finally got it. 

    Like I said, I don't blame the whole DB corporation because they made it right in the end and I will still use them for BM dresses and I tried on dresses there, just at a different location from the one that gave my dress away. Just make sure you get your dress in way in advance to avoid the small possibility of reliving my ecperience. 

    GL and have fun! If you save all of those dresses to your favorites on the website, they can pull up the list for you in store :) 

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    Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    edited December 2011
    They were all great choices, I guess I need to know more about the look you are going for.

    Of your list, this was my favourite:

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-A-Line-Gown-with-Empire-Bodice-EJ1M0143
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    calindicalindi member
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    edited December 2011
    Each store is different, and Miami has typically horrible customer service as it is.  I had bad customer service at a high end boutique, too!  And my budget was around $1300, so not that much different.  A lot of samples were well under $1000, and some of the stores included alterations for their samples.  Just look around and see what your money can get you!

    Csciano - I may have a bigger budget than some, but what I'm saying is that DB is not in my opinion high value for the cost.  I say that as someone who sews recreationally - I spend time in fabric shops, I look at seams on items I buy.  I tried on dozens of dresses that were Davids Bridal price range but higher quality fabric and sewing.  Saying that doesn't mean I don't like Davids Bridal isn't a personal insult to anyone who has ever bought or worn a DB dress.  It's a fact - their materials aren't as nice as other shops, it's one way they cut costs.  And their sewing is sometimes shoddy since they make their dresses by machine rather than by hand.  Again, another way to cut costs.  A good tailor can fix the seams but not the material.  All I said is that you can get better material and better sewing by buying a sample gown, or for that matter having a dress custom made on Etsy.  There are dress designers on there who will copy styles for around $700 and will make it fit to size so there are minimal alterations needed after you receive it.  I contemplated taking that route myself.  To be blunt, get over your price envy - if I had a budget around $10k and said this, then you wouldn't have gotten your panties in a twist.

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_officially-thursday-cant-sleep-long-post?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:359cf7de-5153-495a-9264-f0a70cae4aeePost:fdb0e43f-b832-426d-8cb2-154c0fb9e3b4">Re: Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses</a>:
    [QUOTE]Each store is different, and Miami has typically horrible customer service as it is.  I had bad customer service at a high end boutique, too!  And my budget was around $1300, so not that much different.  A lot of samples were well under $1000, and some of the stores included alterations for their samples.  Just look around and see what your money can get you! Csciano - I may have a bigger budget than some, but what I'm saying is that DB is not in my opinion high value for the cost.  I say that as someone who sews recreationally - I spend time in fabric shops, I look at seams on items I buy.  I tried on dozens of dresses that were Davids Bridal price range but higher quality fabric and sewing.  Saying that doesn't mean I don't like Davids Bridal isn't a personal insult to anyone who has ever bought or worn a DB dress.  It's a fact - their materials aren't as nice as other shops, it's one way they cut costs.  And their sewing is sometimes shoddy since they make their dresses by machine rather than by hand.  Again, another way to cut costs.  A good tailor can fix the seams but not the material.  All I said is that you can get better material and better sewing by buying a sample gown, or for that matter having a dress custom made on Etsy.  There are dress designers on there who will copy styles for around $700 and will make it fit to size so there are minimal alterations needed after you receive it.  I contemplated taking that route myself.  <strong>To be blunt, get over your price envy </strong>- if I had a budget around $10k and said this, then you wouldn't have gotten your panties in a twist.
    Posted by calindi[/QUOTE]
    I don't envy you in the slightest. In any aspect of your life. Trust me. <div>
    </div><div>Publicly saying that DB dresses are poorly made just isn't nice when you know full well that plenty of people who you claim to be friends with have purchased dresses there and would read your comments. It is tactless and rude. </div>
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    Ollie08Ollie08 member
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    edited December 2011
    LOVE these two, but as everyone else has already said, it really depends on you and your body to determine what's going to look the best. I don't remember ever seeing your picture, so I can't say. I do love the idea of a 2-in-1 for the DW.
    www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-A-Line-Gown-with-Empire-Bodice-EJ1M0143">

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Charmeuse-Side-Drape-Gown-with-Sash-WG3026

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    motoLynmotoLyn member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_officially-thursday-cant-sleep-long-post?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:359cf7de-5153-495a-9264-f0a70cae4aeePost:b039c373-17c7-496a-a353-be6e6c416c3d">Re: Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses</a>:
    [QUOTE]They were all great choices, I guess I need to know more about the look you are going for. Of your list, this was my favourite: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-A-Line-Gown-with-Empire-Bodice-EJ1M0143">http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-A-Line-Gown-with-Empire-Bodice-EJ1M0143</a>
    Posted by Hazel_B[/QUOTE]


    Hello Ladies, I have cereal and coffee in me and am in a better state of mental stability.  So far you ladies have picked some of my top favs.  At first I was thinking that I wanted something the would hug my body and flair out.  So fit and flair and trumpet.  But then I am notorious for wanting to be comfy and have the dress flow about.  I want something that will show my figure be fun and flirty and light!  I know one of the dresses that I put up there is satin which will probably be a no no for me.  I hear silk is good and so is shangtung, I like shangtung because it has a quirky texture to it.  But you ladies are right I need to go and try on the dresses to see what's best and keep an open mind because hey the dress for me might not be what I imagined at all.  I have only had one experience dealing with DB for my friend's wedding and the two times after that I have gone in the sales ladies stop and talk to me and answer some questions if they have time.  I'll give a better rating of them after my appt on Friday.  In reality this is the dress I was lusting after its by Watters, style is Tyler, sadly its a little over $2K.  I love it cause of the texture it creates and the shape.


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    Oh by the way some of the dresses above I think two or three that I posted from DB have POCKETS!!!!  So cool!
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    Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    edited December 2011

    You should check out sales at shops, a friend of mine for a Maggie Sottorro dress for $600 I think since it was a sample. There might be a chance to get your dream dress.  

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    marleylikeairmarleylikeair member
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    edited December 2011
    Okay, I opened all of your links in separate tabs and compared. (Can you tell I have the day off?) I narrowed it down to these four:

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Beaded-lace-trumpet-with-godet-inserts-VW9340




    I think the 3rd one I re-pasted here is my favorite. I also really like the 4th one because it's super cool that it transforms for the after-party. :) The first one is my least fave of the four, just because it doesn't seem like it would be the most flattering on a person's body, but I kept it in because I think it fits the beach wedding theme reasonably well, and I could be wrong about the flattering aspect.
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    marleylikeairmarleylikeair member
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    edited December 2011
    Ooooooh, Lyn, love the Watters gown. You should see if you can find a sample. It's FABULOUS and so you.

    I forgot to answer your question about can't-sleep activities! I lie flat in bed and try to do crossword puzzles on my iPhone. I keep the screen brightness all the way down (I feel like it saves battery life), so it doesn't bother BF too much, and doesn't shine too brightly into my eyeballs, which would probably keep me more wired. If I'm lying down in bed and it's dark (basically, sleeping conditions are in place), those crosswords will put me right to sleep!
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    ravenrayravenray member
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    edited December 2011
    I love the first one and the Taffeta draped A-line gown.  I think both are beautiful.  :)  Good luck!  Make sure you post lots of pictures.  Sorry you couldn't sleep :/
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    edited December 2011

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Charmeuse-Side-Drape-Gown-with-Sash-WG3026

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Taffeta-draped-A-line-gown-T9579

    Are my favorites :)

    I went with my friend to try on dresses here and the service wasn't bad, wasn't great. We went at like 8 on a Tuesday night though so it was pretty dead. I heard if you go on the weekend or peak hours you will get really terrible service.

    I'm going to try to find 2 of the dresses she tried on that we LOVED.
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    sparkles88sparkles88 member
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    edited December 2011
    I like this one the most:

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Shantung-Taffeta-Ball-Gown-with-Ruched-Bodice-T3185

    I like that it's simple and classic, but the complementary sash has so many color options. It might be neat to coordinate the sash and the color of your shoes.

    This is my second favorite:

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Allover-beaded-lace-gown-with-empire-waist.-S8551
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_officially-thursday-cant-sleep-long-post?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:359cf7de-5153-495a-9264-f0a70cae4aeePost:fdb0e43f-b832-426d-8cb2-154c0fb9e3b4">Re: Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses</a>:
    [QUOTE] To be blunt, get over your price envy - if I had a budget around $10k and said this, then you wouldn't have gotten your panties in a twist.
    Posted by calindi[/QUOTE]

    You are a cumbdunt and this further proves why a majority of people don't like you. You are not as great as your own visions of grandeur.
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    marleylikeairmarleylikeair member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_officially-thursday-cant-sleep-long-post?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:359cf7de-5153-495a-9264-f0a70cae4aeePost:a742054b-9b04-4893-9254-df73f5713ff5">Re: Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses : You are a cumbdunt and this further proves why a majority of people don't like you. You are not as great as your own visions of grandeur.
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    heyimbrenheyimbren member
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    edited December 2011
    Lyn, I think you'd look fabulous in a fit and flare/trumpet/mermaid. Something like that, since you are kind of petite, and have nice curves! Plus I think those dresses are so pretty in beach weddings :) I also love the two-in-one layered organza that you can shorten for the reception! Let us know how the appointment goes.

    Also, I think we're going to Maui this July! You and Shelton are going to have such a fabulous wedding there I'm sure :)
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    edited December 2011
    I just LOVE Liv's JCrew dress!  it's so beach-romantic.

    my dress is a DB fit and flare trumpet, but they don't list it anymore.  I got it in a petite size.
    here are pictures that I saved from the website though.  I don't have any of me in it just yet (I'm camera shy!)





    It's not crazy-heavy or hot, but I'm not sure how well something with all the beading and lace would do on a beach.  it gets caught in everything!!

    EDIT:
    do you wear regular or petite sizing?
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    calindicalindi member
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    edited December 2011
    Coco, I didn't realize you got that dress!  One of the MB girls has that dress, too, and she's super excited about it!  I cannot wait to see your pictures - one month from today!  Holy crud!!!

    Lyn - I pictured you in something flowing with that venue.  Will you be having the draped cloth on the arch like in the picture?  I'd love to see a dress that flows around you like that!  Maybe tulle?  Or a chiffon?  Something soft and airy!  I think you'd probably be more comfortable in an A-line than a trumpet since you seem so active and would probably feel confined in a dress that restricts your leg movements.  What about something like this?

    http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/gallery/dresses/vendor/designer/destinations_by_maggie_sottero/detail/183380?docPos=1&style=beach-casual&


    Cschiano and Audgie - I'm not the one who brought up my budget, all I did was point out that my opinion is not dictated by my budget - even if I was having a much lower budget wedding I would have felt the same and wouldn't have received as snippy a response.  If someone loves a dress, that's ultimately all that matters, and DB dresses do photograph beautifully - they're gorgeous dresses, which is why people buy them.  I was simply stating that the quality of materials and sewing is not as high as other places, and someone can, if they wish, buy dresses from other places without having to go out of their budget.  And my "offensive" comments pale in comparision to yours, Audgie.  Real classy.

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    edited December 2011
    Lyn -

    DB doesn't have much in the way of trumpet/mermaid that also fit a Maui-vibe...  they have some other pretty options that are good for curvy, small figures though.  one thing I found when trying on dresses was that the cut needed to be fairly simple so that it didn't make me look bad-curvy or stumpy.

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_VW351002-VW351002_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Silhouette-Sheath
    this one is very pretty, and light enough for a beach...  the bodice is so gorgeous.

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Lace-Cap-sleeve-Trumpet-with-Keyhole-Back-and-Sash-VW9768_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Style-Destination

    http://www.thelimited.com/detail/soutache-wedding-dress/3251410

    http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/product/AT-Weddings-%26-Events/ANN-Wedding-Dresses/Tulle-Bloom-Gown/265744?colorExplode=false&skuId=89758595&productPageType=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor=6600

    there are some other beautiful options that have been posted!

    I guess it depends on how fancy you want to go.  I assume a Maui-wedding is a little less glam/luxurious-romantic and a little more airy-romantic.  what kind of mood are you going for?
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_officially-thursday-cant-sleep-long-post?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:359cf7de-5153-495a-9264-f0a70cae4aeePost:8f9c01fb-8e53-45f3-9e08-963f75b0fb77">Re: Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses</a>:
    [QUOTE] Cschiano and Audgie - I'm not the one who brought up my budget, all I did was point out that my opinion is not dictated by my budget - even if I was having a much lower budget wedding I would have felt the same and wouldn't have received as snippy a response.  If someone loves a dress, that's ultimately all that matters, and DB dresses do photograph beautifully - they're gorgeous dresses, which is why people buy them.  I was simply stating that the quality of materials and sewing is not as high as other places, and someone can, if they wish, buy dresses from other places without having to go out of their budget.  And my "offensive" comments pale in comparision to yours, Audgie.  Real classy.
    Posted by calindi[/QUOTE]
    Regardless of your budget, I still think it was wrong of you to rain on Lyn's parade and make her feel that she would be picking a poor quality dress by choosing to shop at DB. Furthermore, I honestly don't care how much money you plan on spending - you have to do what makes you happy, however much you feel happiness costs. Please don't assume I am envious of you just because I said something you didn't like. 
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_officially-thursday-cant-sleep-long-post?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:359cf7de-5153-495a-9264-f0a70cae4aeePost:a7c20a2c-3649-4073-9219-2b3970f0d189">Re: Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Officially Thursday! Can't sleep LONG post about dresses : Regardless of your budget, I still think it was wrong of you to rain on Lyn's parade and make her feel that she would be picking a poor quality dress by choosing to shop at DB. Furthermore, I honestly don't care how much money you plan on spending - you have to do what makes you happy, however much you feel happiness costs. Please don't assume I am envious of you just because I said something you didn't like. 
    Posted by cschiano[/QUOTE]


    No, it was your need to bring my budget into the discussion that made me think it was a consideration for you in viewing my comments.  And your sarcastic attitude, which you continue here (with your "however much you feel happiness costs" remark) is what struck me as envious.  While my budget has nothing to do with the discussion of DB dresses.  The quality of fabric applies to how it feels - the lace felt scratchy to me and would have irritated my arms, so it wouldn't work for me.  If someone feels good in the dress, that's all that matters.  The stitching just needs to be checked - before you accept a gown, just look at all the seams.  This is true anywhere, but DB tends to have lousy stitching so it's worth checking and making them fix it if anything's not done right.  Yet somehow that makes me a snob rather than a smart shopper who wants to get the best quality for what the budget affords.

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    edited December 2011
    okay, I'm busting out pictures of me in the dress.  no one has seen these except for my mom and a couple of my BMs. 





    they didn't carry petites in store, so I had to put on a 6Regular.  I ordered a 4P.  I should have worn some heels because I look a little short, and we had to take in the top quite a bit, but it hugged in all the right places without clinging to my butt.  and, uh, we definitely had to hem it.  ;)  I'll take some current pics and AW them sometime so you can see a better shape.
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