Tuesday, January 26, 2010

second attempt....

thanks for all your comments yesterday! ha!
that place was a joke and they did get a horrible review from me!

onto the second bridal shop...
this place was a cute little boutique store.
we had to take our shoes off when we walked in.
the lady brought us to a large private room and
i showed her 5 different pictures of dresses i liked.
she had almost all of them!

billy and i are having a very tiny simple wedding ceremony so i don't know if i will end up getting any of the dresses i tried on or the styles because i think they might be too much dress for such a simple wedding. i had to try the beautiful dresses on though! billy and i are also paying for everything ourselves and i have to keep reminding myself of that.
we also don't know if we are having a reception yet.
if we do it will be a few months after the ceremony.

now for the dresses....
i didn't zip, button or tie up them because it would've done nothing...
we just used the clamps and that got them plenty snug....
DRESS ONE
front...
back...

DRESS TWO
(my fave)
front...
back...
DRESS THREE

DRESS FOUR
DRESS FIVE
DRESS SIXclose up of beads...
DRESS SEVEN
(i just tried this one on for fun....it is fun dress and it was small)

thoughts?
opinions?

at the end i told the lady my budget and she offered me 2 dresses off the rack for 50% off!!
i couldn't believe it!
i might end up going back there.
i just need to decide what kind of dress i want.
i loved the dresses i tried on, i just don't know if they are too extravagant for the wedding we have planned....

i have to admit, i'm behind on blogging.
for a sad, sad reason...
my cute little pink laptop i just got not even 30 days ago...
already stopped WORKING!!!
it says it has no hard drive, so frustrating!
i'm returning it this week, i hate it.

good news...
i'm only working until 2 today...
and i get free lunch on the company with some fun ladies...
woo hoo!! :)

137 comments:

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

How awesome they let you take photos! The bridal salons I went too were VERY anal about this. You could only take a picture once you'd made the deposit. Boo!

Anyways...I actually like #1 the best...it shows off your amazing figure! I had a small obsession with pick ups (like the skirt on dress #2, 5 and 6)....but it seems so over done now and you want to be unique on your wedding day!

christy rose said...

I loved the 1st dress! It is simple and beautiful! You would look stunning in it. But I loved the last one too. So much more showy but gorgeous! It kinda reminded me of a Cinderella dress going to the ball. You would definitely turn every head that sees you in that. :) Have fun finding your perfect dress!

Mrs. Potts said...

I love dress #1 & dress #1. I think the detailing on the 2nd dress (bodice) is prettiest. The pick-ups on the second dress may make it a bit more formal than the first one. You'll be such a beautiful bride!!

chelsea said...

oh my gosh they all look perfect on you!! #2 is my favorite too :) What a fun time! {and I fully believe, no matter the wedding setting/size, you should wear your dream dress! It's your day, you make the rules :)}

Just Me said...

Absolutely gorgeous! No matter what dress you choose it will be perfect.

Ashley said...

I love dress two!! Dress one is pretty on the top, same for dress three. Dress four I'm not a huge fan on, but it is pretty. Dress five looks like it's shallowing you alive! :)

I think you should get whatever dress you like without worrying about whether its too much dress or not. You only get one wedding dress and besides you (and future hubs) are the star of the show. So get your favorite! :) My opinion at least.

Tara Gibson said...

you look gorgeous in all of them! I think i like one the best!

Mitzi G.!! said...

I love dress #2 but I also really love the beaded belt look on #5....honestly you look great in them all though!!

carrie1 said...

I love love love dress #2! =) It's okay to splurge on the dress at least a little bit!

But I am sure no matter what you pick out will look gorgeous on you!

katie beth said...

Those dresses are gorgeous! Wear the dress you want even if the ceremony and everything is simple. You should feel absolutely gorgeous on your wedding day and you get to be the best dressed person there!

A Real Housewife said...

my vote is for dress #4

Mandy said...

I vote for #2...just gorgeous!

saucyminx410 said...

I really love dress 4- they were all pretty but 4 was gorgeous!

Gwen said...

I love them all but I really like dresses #1 & #2 also!!! As far as being too much for your ceremony it totally doesn't matter. You should wear what makes you feel fabulous for the day!!! Can't wait to see what you decide on!! XOXO

Angie said...

I love love love dress #2 and everything about it!!

Joanna Noel said...

love Love LOVE dress 2! I think thats awsome that it worked out better for you at this store!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

They are all lovely and you look great in all of them!!!

Suzanne said...

I like 1 & 3. It is apparent that you have found a style you like which is always half the battle. Just be careful about getting beading under the arms b/c it can rub and be painful :(

Whitney said...

I love the last dress!! So beautiful!! Actually, all of them looked great on you. And I think that you should get whatever dress you love, no matter what type of wedding you are having!!

Ooh and have fun today lil lady!

Lauren Kelly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE dress #2 :)

mackenzie said...

ahhh i love all these dresses!!! they are beautiful!!! this is going to be a tough decision for you ;) but dress #2 seems like you and looks GREAT on your sassy little body!!

KLaw said...

You will be a gorgeous bride no matter what! I love all of those dresses. And go with your gut. Who cares about how big or small your service is. This is your ONLY time to wear something like this. Go big!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!!!

I like 1 and 2, they look amazing. Well they all do but those two stand out to me.

Brown Girl said...

Oh my gosh you look beautiful in ALL of them, seriously. I say who cares how simple the ceremony is where whatever you want, IT'S YOUR day. ;)

Aishlea and Brandon said...

I love one and two! :) So pretty!

I had a beach wedding and thought I wanted a simple dress.....but when I found MY dress, I didn't care if it was too formal for the beach. A wedding is a formal affair no matter what kind of ceremony you are having and you should have the dress you want. No matter what! :) I was a rebel...what can I say? :)

Miss Emily Anne said...

Beautiful!! I love # 1 and # 4!! #2 is very flattering on you! xoxo

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

They all look amazing! But one and two are my faves!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Ok, you look amazing in all of them!!!! But my fave is number 1 followed by number 2. I say if the dress is fancier than the wedding, well so be it! Get the one you love!!

Michely Medeiros. said...

i love dress #2 and #5!!!!! i'm sure you'll find one that you absolutley love and suit your wedding :]

Alexa Mae said...

I LOVE them!! Gah...dress 2 and 5 are pure bliss!!! you are going to be the most beautiful bride!!!

Lindsey said...

You look amazing in ALL of them!! I know you tried the last one on for fun, but it's my fave! I also love 1 and 2 a lot!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I LOVE all of those dresses....well except the last one. I think it might just be a little too fluffy. Love the first two!!!

That sucks about your new pink laptop! I hope you can get your money back!

Adorably Distracted... said...

Awwww you look gorgeous in all of them!!!! i loved two also!!!

Lucy Marie said...

I agree with you. Dress two is my pick!

brooke said...

WHOA!!! i am in love with dress five and dress even...haha...i like over the top dresses! but you are one heck of a gorgeous gal and i know anything you choose will look amazing!!!

also to let you know...(haha i am such an ebay whore)...BUT when i got married i found the designer dress that i had fallen in love with (in the store it had $1400 price tag i didn't want to pay for at 19) i found on ebay brand new for $300! so check it out you may be surprised!!

Danielle said...

I love dresses 1 and 2! And let me tell you...as long as you LOVE your dress and it's within your budget, there is no such thing as TOO MUCH dress for any ceremony. What is important is that you feel like a princess that day. You'll remember it forever and don't want to regret the dress that you chose.

Katy Mary said...

I love dress 2 and 5, you look so beautiful in all of them though. Personally I don't think you ever have too much dress! It's your wedding lovely go for whatever makes your heart sing!!

Shay said...

I love dress #3 on you! It is gorgeous! And even if it is a simple ceremony you still deserve the dress you love!

Leesie said...

Dress 1 and 2 so cute on you. Mine was very simple and suited me well. I originally thought I was going to get poofy, but I could barely walk in them, let alone go the whole day into night in one. Whatever you pick I'm sure will be beautiful.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

wait! i thought you were doing the short pink one? what did i miss!?

ok, i love the first one! LOVE IT! You have the body for any and all wedding dresses!

Brittany Ann said...

You seriously look gorgeous in all of them! You have the perfect wedding-dress body!

Kelly said...

Looks like you had a MUCH better time at this place! My fave is #4! But you look absolutely beautiful in all of them :-D Too bad on the lemon of a computer that you got :-( Hopefully it all gets sorted out! Hope you're staying warm today :-)

Selma said...

Awesome dresses. My faves are #2 and #4. :) And so sorry to hear your lovely pink laptop died on you. :( How frustrating!!!!!!
Though anyways...I hope you're having a fab day hun! :D xoxo

Jenni said...

Ohhh I love 1 and 2! So flattering!!!!

BAYLEE said...

AHHH i love love love dress 2 :) glad to hear this experience was much better than the last one!!!

ahh did you get the pink dell mini? thats what i have any my mom has the blue one. my moms worked the day she got it, but not the next day so she had to send it back..and i had to have a new hard drive AND motherboard put into mine after having it for 4 months (although i think i dropped it, but they did it for freeee). send that thing back in!

Sole Matters said...

I like #1 the best, then #6 because you seemed to like the gathered points. =)

Live, Laugh, Love said...

You're so tiny!! You look great in all of them,but i like the first one and your fave the most.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

They are all gorgeous! I'm probably going to be the only one but I LOVED the last one! It was gorgeous! Good luck with everything. We paid for everything ourselves as well and it's hard but if you are honest with your vendors about your budget, you'd be surprised how willing people are to help you out with prices. Good luck!

SG said...

Fun!! I think #1 is my favorite and actually I don't think it would be too fancy for a smaller wedding. Every girl deserves some kind of wedding dress no matter how big the wedding. It's simple, classy and gorgeous. But you'll look stunning no matter what!

Working Mommy said...

I love the last one, but only b/c I'm a huge fan of the princess wedding...every girl should get the chance to be a princess!!

~WM

Christina said...

This was fun, I'm glad you took pics to share!

I really liked 1 and 2 on you.. 2 would be my favorite as well. I also, surprisingly, really liked that last one. I wouldn't have thought I'd like a dress like that. Its super cute.

meredith said...

i LOVE the first two dresses, but i think dress #1 is my favorite on you. yayy for posting pics - i loved seeing these! you're going to be a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS bride no matter what you end up getting!! xoxox

Just Add Walter said...

I am glad you had a better experience!! Do you think #2 is the "for sure" one?! They all look great on you... but I think when you know you will know!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

My favorite is dress 4! I'm simple like that though :) Please email me and let me know the name of the designer!
seasidesmitten@aol.com

You look great in all of them! :)

Annie said...

first off...you look beautiful in ALL of them. I say...you are only getting married once...so wear whatever YOU want to wear!!

I LOVE the sweetheart neckline...I had that too and really helps in the boobie dept. :)....I like 1 and 3...but if you think that 2 is THE ONE...go for it.

I never had that ONE moment when I knew which dress was THE one..it took some time...but I decided on one...and I LOVED it on my wedding day.

SO excited for you!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I love the sweetheart tops! I think the ones without the gathering on the bottom are less formal. They all look amazing on you and you will look fab in ANY wedding dress! :) I think Dress 1 would work great in a "not too fancy" wedding! :)

Jennie said...

What a tough decision! I love dress # 2 myself, but they all looked stunning on you!

Golden Stilettos said...

I agree with you with dress number TWO! It's gorgeous!

No matter how simply your wedding is going to be, you're allowed to look as extravagant as you'd like! I say go for number two!

Congratulations!

Tiffany said...

the first dress is beautiful and suits you so well!

katie + bret said...

pretty pretty!!! You figure looks amazing in all of them! Even the one that looks like you plucked a swan!

Dress #4 is very, very similar to mine! :)

DeDe said...

They are all great! However, if you want simplicity, dress four says it all!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

They are all so pretty...but i definitely love dress # 2.

♥Kim said...

Oh what a difficult choice to choose from, they all looked Great on you! But if I had to choose I like 1,2,& 6! Good Luck! NO matter which one you choose I'm sure you'll look FANTASTIC in either! ♥

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

2, 3, and 7. You totally should've let us GUESS your fave because of course I like it knowing you like it :)

Expat Girl said...

Dresses 2 and 7 are winners for me!

Michelle said...

Love Love Love dresses 3 & 4 :) Hope your laptop starts working soon! :) (or you get a new one!)

Sarah Ann said...

You know, no matter what kind of wedding you have, you should still get the dress of your dreams. Even if it is a simple ceremony, who cares?! This is about what YOU want. So if that means a big fancy beautiful dress-GO FOR IT! Because even though you'd still be just as beautiful in a potato sack, you deserve to feel like a million bucks on your wedding day.

THE Stephanie said...

OMG dress #2 is gorgeous!! Love it!!

Caroline said...

Beautiful! Whichever one you choose will be absolutely gorge I'm sure! :)

Jessica said...

Ok no joke, I absolutely LOVE number 7!!!! What if you got one off the rack that was a little bit too big, and then had it altered so it was more of a drop waist?! I think it would be STUNNING!

The Wife said...

I love #7!

Shannon Ashley said...

Dress #2 is my FAVORITE. You must be a skinny minnie if you have to clamp all the dresses and no zippers work on you!!!! Goodluck girl!

The Pittman's said...

i love #7! sooooo pretty and you look so pretty in it!

Don't be afraid of your dress being to big for your wedding, even if it is small one you're planning! you are the centerpiece and you'll only have pictures to look back on...just a though. Good luck with everything!

Kristen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE dress #2, and I'll be honest, #7 is super fun!

Rasha said...

I loveeeeeeeeee dress too!

Lori said...

They are all so gorgeous! I love #2 and the last one!! I love tulle! I'm glad that you had a good experience at this place. 50% off! WOW! I found my dress on the discontinued rack, so I got a good deal on it. Good luck!!

Cole said...

Wow, they are all so pretty!! I love # 1 & 3. I'm so happy that you had a good experience this time around. :-)

~*Katie*~ said...

I think #2 and #5...It's your day! You have to go all out (well as much as you can afford!)

Mrs. Dew said...

I LOVE #4

Kassie said...

I looove the train on the 2nd one! And it's your day, you can wear what you want! My friend is getting married on the beach in the Cook Islands in Oct, but she always wanted a "princess" dress. So we told her she should go with what she wants, even if it doesn't "fit" a small, beach ceremony. And she is! :)

sHp said...

I like dress #3 - honestly, you'll look gorgeous in ANYTHING! :)

jayme said...

wow annie! they are ALL amazing! what an exciting time for you! 1 and 2 are my favorites but honestly, you can't go wrong, you. are. beautiful!! love 'em all. xxoo my love!

Meg said...

I love dress 2 and 5, they look rocking on you!

I read your last post, I am sorry your shopping experience sucked--that is a major bummer.

♥ H ♥ said...

WOW! I love them allll but I think dress 3 could work for a small wedding? Idk but they all look beautiful on you!!

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

Okay, wow, these dresses are all beautiful! I especially loooove number 2! and number 3! But they are all lovely!

Shanna said...

2 is my fave too. One looked very pretty on you, too! But 2 is the style I am going for with mine too. I also liked 5! Glad you had better luck at the second place!

Jess said...

I think they are all gorgeous.... and, you look great in them.

But, I think #2 is my favorite, too.

Jen said...

Wow! You are gorgeous girl :)
I'm biased to dress 7 since it's like mine haha (but a little more wild) but I think Dress 4 looks best on you - like amazing!

aLena said...

I know you tried on the last dress just for fun ... but I actually really Love that one!

They all look really great on you & even though you're having a simple ceremony doesn't mean your dress has to be simple too ... pick whatever you think will make you feel the best and whatever you look gorgeous in ... that's the only day you'll get to feel like a princess so enjoy it and go all out!

Marian said...

Um, I love all those dresses pretty lady. And kind of funny, but the one I picked is very similar to number 2. I guess great minds think alike;)

Whatever you decide on, you are going to look stunning my love

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

I LOVE #2 & #3!!! You look amazing in them all though. :) Glad you had a good experience after the other place...ugh...what is wrong with some places?! Sorry to hear about your laptop. :( Good luck with that!

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

I love #4 and #7. It doesn't matter if it's "TOO much" for the wedding you guys are having. This is YOUR day, besides there is no such thing as overdressed ;)

Katie said...

Dresses 1 and 2 are my faves! They both look great and I love the detailing on both!

I can't believe your new laptop already died, good luck! They better replace it!!

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

All of the dresses are pretty. I like 1, 2 and 4 the best!

I personally did not have the best experience shopping for a dress. I actually thought it was a headache and everything started looking the same to me. This is coming from a person that normally loves shopping too!

Keep looking around - you will find the one!! Just don't feel pressure to get something that you don't just LOVE. I did that and then 3 weeks before my wedding ended up getting a different dress b/c I felt pressured to make up my mind the first time and didn't feel like the 1st dress was me. So just remember that. Good luck!! And hope you enjoyed working a short day! I love it when that happens!

Kerry said...

I love the first dress annie! It's simple and elegant but still has nice detail at the top, it's super flattering!! Good luck, i hope you find your dream dress! :) xxx

Katy said...

SEVEN!!!

Courtney said...

Three and Four are my favorites. They will always look timeless and classic.

Wendy said...

I love dress 2! And its your wedding day-u deserve to have the dress you love!!!! You will never feel more beautiful than you do on your wedding day!!!

Little Miss Southern said...

I vote dress 4 and 1. :)

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

I LOVE the dresses! You look great in all of them!

Ela said...

Annie, you look amazing in every single one!!! Eek! Gorgeous!!! I especially love 1, 2, 3 and 5...but I love them all!

And I must've missed the announcement of your date...when's the big day?

Rachel H. said...

I think all of those dresses are gorgeous!! I'm so impressed with them! They are all like ones that I would like! Can't wait to see what you decide!

drollgirl said...

#2!!! #2!!! but you look fab in all of them!!!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Dress #2 & #5-- So pretty!!!

Kelly

Iva said...

OMG!! ok I totally love 2 and 5 BUT you look amazing in all of them!! go with your heart!!

christi said...

dress 2!! go with your gut if you think it's your favorite!! LOVE THE DRESSES!

Lyr said...

Girl you look hot in them all... I'm not sure how you are going to choose! Oh... you are just so pretty!!! xoxox

Katie said...

Beautiful! My favorites are dress 2 and dress 5! And there's no such thing as too much dress!

Micaela said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! DRESS 2! it is MY DREAM dress. i'm going to have to show my sisters this to show them that it's EXACTLY what i'm looking for :)

you're going to be a GORGEOUS bride.

Becca said...

I LOVE dress 2! It is SOOOO purdy. I really like the bottom of dress 6 too! I think that number seven is so much fun and would be perfect for a full on Cinderella wedding. Regardless of what the dress looks like, you will be absolutely stunning!

KJ said...

Dress 2 it for sure my favorite- AMAZING! Its looks SO great on you! HOW FUN IS DRESS SHOPPING!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! #1,#2, and #5 are my faves. #2 looks a lot like my wedding dress and I loved it! You will be a beautiful bride!! XOXO

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Wow, those dressed are gorgeous!!

Molly said...

I love the bottom of dress #2 and #5! The last one is just over the top gorg! You could pull that off!

Kristin said...

I like 1, 4 and 5 best... probably 1 the most. :) And, I don't think they'd be too fancy. It's your wedding day and regardless of what type of wedding you are having, I think you should wear whatever you feel the most beautiful in.

Kristin said...

Wait, I meant 1, 3 and 4. :)

Jessica said...

Ahh!! This is sooooo exciting! I love 4 and 5, but pick what you LOVE! You look great in all of them!

Llama said...

My fav's were dress 2 and 7. I think that dress 2 looked so fab on your! Dress 7 was the most fun. You are going to look amazing in any of them! Can't wait to see what you pick!!

AmberDenae said...

I LOVE the 2nd one!!!! Oh my goodness, they are all gorgeous though and YOU'RE gorgeous in them!!! Yay! So exciting!! Can't wait to see which one you choose!! xoxo

Summer said...

DRESS FIVE!!!! =)

Katie ♥ said...

SO glad you found my blog!!! I love yours!!! You and your fiance make a wonderful couple!!! Congrats!!! I bet you are so excited for the wedding!!! I am getting married in July, so excited too!! We are just doing a small wedding, small and special!!!

How about I love dress 2, and I didnt know it was your fave too until I looked at them again, dress 2 is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! U are going to be a beautiful bride!!!

Thanks for the comment, keep in touch!!!!!

Connie said...

Dress number 2!!! You are stunning in all though. I'm sorry about the way you feel right now. I wish there was something I could say or do to help. All will work out...

mommywonderland said...

Holy sexiness! I love dress 2 as well...so beautiful!!!

Ams said...

Dress 2 and 4 are my verrrrry favorite! You are gorgeous lady :)
How come today's post is so sad? I am sad now! I hope everything is okay! I missed you!

Katie F said...

I loved dress 2 and 7! So pretty!!! Thanks for the comment on my post. I think a coupon book is such a cute idea!

Juliana said...

You seriously look AMAZING in every single one of them!!!!!

Erin said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I love love love the last one but they are all SUPER pretty! That is so awesome of the lady to offer you %50 off! xoxox

jennster said...

first of all, your little figure is so fucking cute, you are going to look amazing!!!!!!!!! secondly, i love #2. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE.

AND... just because you and billy are having a simple ceremony, that doesn't mean you have to have a "simple" dress.. you know?

Lil' Woman said...

I'm loving dress 2!
That's the kind of dress I'm looking for but girl I wish I had your figure...your so small and cute! :)

Jordan said...

They all look amazing on you! Seriously! :)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE #1!! So flattering and beautiful dress line!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

But, let's be honest, you could pull off ANYTHING!

bananas. said...

oh annie...i'm sorry you're going through whatever it is that's making you feel down. hope everything gets better.

btw i love dress #4 and the last one on you but they all look good.

OceanDreams said...

Dress 2 is certainly my pick as well, I love it!! You look gorgeous in all of them though, how exciting to pick out your wedding dress! Pretty pretty girl! XO!

Hailey {HRH} said...

wow girl - you got TONS of comments on this one! haha. i think i like #2 and #5 the best! it can see the theme of the kinds of dresses you want. i think even if you do have a simple wedding you can have th edress you want! you will look amazing in anything you pick :)

Jules said...

You are going to be a gorgeous bride! I love dress #1 and dress #2. I think that you can get whatever dress you want, since it’s your wedding. Go as extravagant as you like ;) It also sounds like you can get a great deal at this shop!

My favorite part of dress #1 is that it looks like it’s taffeta and I love the sweetheart neckline. The shape of the dress fits you really nicely too. Dress #2 I love the sweetheart neckline (again) and the ruching. You have great taste!

badgley mischka shoes said...

There is no doubt teat dress 7 is really good, but dress 4 is also a nice one. Infact all of them are very good, and you have a nice choice.

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