I'm looking for some advice on where to find a wedding dress. I'm getting married in Las Vegas and it's my second wedding (I'm 30)... so I have a few sticking points.
1. I don't want to wear anything too "bridal" or fluffy. I don't want to look like I did 5 years ago in my a-line, traditional wedding dress.
2. I want the dress to be fun and say "Viva Las Vegas." It should be long, I want to look like a bride, but a Vegas bride. Think tasteful bling.
3. I would like to stay under $500
I bought a Sue Wong dress off Rue La La (because I could return it if need be) that is feathered and beaded. I know it sounds crazy but it's gorgeous. It's a bit small and the feathers add bulk that I don't think is very flattering. This is my problem, I feel like I have to try on. I'm about a size 12 and I'm hoping and trying to drop 10 pounds between now and the wedding next spring. But I'm not skinny skinny and it's hard to shop online for me in general.
Are there stores in the greater Boston area that are affordable and might have what I'm looking for? Am I asking too much? Do I need to cut one of my sticking points (i.e. up my budget?) I've considered looking at bridesmaids dresses and ordering one in white or ivory. Maybe something simple, but add a blingy belt and a statement necklace.
Would appreciate any advice. Thanks!