View Full Version : Wedding gown review

10-17-2005, 01:08 PM
Hi! My bride-to-be tried out some wedding gowns on the weekend.


The 1st gown: She wore crinoline underneath.
The 2nd gown: She didn't wear crinoline. Other than the top flower at her waist, the other flowers don't look too well. They are downwards & tiny. We think that they don't stand upright due to very soft material in the bottom part

Which one would you choose?
Whichever you choose, what could be added/changed to make it look better?

Look forward to your comments.

Thanks !

10-17-2005, 01:42 PM
My vote is for the first one! i think it looks gorgeous, and will be perfect with a small tiara.

10-17-2005, 02:43 PM
I like the second one. Maybe the top of the Flowers could be stitched at the top so they don't flop over. I think the second is a more delicate, romantic look.

10-17-2005, 03:44 PM
:wizard: :cheer2: the second one--it was beautiful :Pinkbounc it looked like it was made for her.

10-17-2005, 04:48 PM
I vote for #2

10-17-2005, 05:00 PM
Number 2!! It is beautiful, and I love the light rink roses. I also agree that the roses could be stitched some in order to help them face more outward rather than pointing down. I love how the skirt is not as busy or puffy as the first. I am worried that she would be swallowed up some with the first dress. I noticed her more in the second dress, and noticed the dress more in the first dress. Let us know what you decide!

10-17-2005, 05:14 PM
They are both beautiful, but I would say number 1. It's very Cinderelly!
I would have bought a big sticky out one too, but I think I am too old for one. Sigh!
I will be 37 on the day of my wedding (28 feb 06). ahh well.

10-17-2005, 06:09 PM
I love dress number 2 on her! The flowers don't look bad in the picture, and I'm sure they could always be adjusted (or even removed).
I agree that although dress number 1 is beautiful, it looks "big" on her small frame.

10-17-2005, 07:13 PM
I like #1 for her better. That shade of white just 'pops' against her skin. #2, while beautiful, just doesn't look quite as good to me.

10-17-2005, 08:14 PM
I vote for #2. It's my favourite. The first is a little too busy for my taste, but still beautiful!

10-17-2005, 08:14 PM
It's a tough choice. I was going to go with #1, but I think that's just the dress i'd like on me, so then I thought about it on your bride to be. For her, I definately think #2 is the way to go. Even her smile is bigger when she's in the second dress. Like someone else said, if the flowers bother you, you could stitch them to keep from falling over, but I like them the way they are ... they don't look so posed ... it looks like she just swept through a sprinkle of flowers and the dress kept some. Good luck in whichever she chooses.

10-17-2005, 08:52 PM
The white one #1 is a pretty color on, but to me, it just looks too big on her. Can it be taken up to fit her better on top? The second one fits her so well; I think it looks better on her. They are both beautiful :goodvibes

10-17-2005, 09:11 PM
I'm voting for #2, it looked just right on her. I agree with the other posts that you could have the flowers stitched but I thought they looked fine in the picture.

10-17-2005, 10:28 PM
I also vote for #2. It's more flattering and romantic.

10-17-2005, 10:36 PM
I also vote for #2

10-18-2005, 09:24 AM
Number 2! She looks happier in it. It is more romantic-the flowers are supposed to look like they have fallen off a bouquet-sort of scattered.

10-18-2005, 09:31 AM
Your fiancee is beautiful in either gown. If I was picking, I'd choose #2.

1. The beautiful color is a compliment to her skin tone.
2. The gown flows and is not puffy around her waist.
3. The design seems more classic - less of a chance to be dated in pictures a few years from now ( :rotfl: voice of experience here - married 22 years ago).

Please let her pick what she feels most comfortable and pretty in.

10-18-2005, 09:40 AM
My vote is for number 2. Which does she like better?? That's the ultimate decision there.


10-18-2005, 01:33 PM
I loved number 2. It is very romantic. I think she stands out more in it.

10-18-2005, 02:00 PM
Boy, she is petite! She does look beautiful in both but I would choose #2. #2 shows off her small frame without overwhelming her. I agree about the flowers, maybe they could be taken off.

10-18-2005, 03:01 PM
The first one definitely - kinda reminds me of my dress!

Seriously though - although I prefer the shape of the first the second suits her skin tone much better. It is also v pretty

Let us know what she decides.

10-18-2005, 03:44 PM
I love #2. It looks like it fits her better. She gets lost in #1

10-18-2005, 03:45 PM
She'll look beautiful in whatever she choses, but #2 is gorgeous on her. It really fits her small frame.


10-18-2005, 05:53 PM
I like the second one the best, but she looks beautiful in both. Can I ask where she found the dresses? What designer/store? :)

10-19-2005, 10:05 AM
Thanks for your comments. :groom: We went to a bridal shop for wedding studio photography near North of Toronto, Canada. They have a website http://www.facescanada.com

If you go to the site, click on "Faces Bridal Boutique" and then "Wedding Gowns". You will see 15 gowns. If you look down on the 3rd, the third one from the left is the gown I showed you on this post. This gown costs about CDN$900. Not sure what brand it is.

The Gown #2 ( not on the site) costs about CDN $420. It's designed by someone in the shop.

10-19-2005, 11:26 AM
tchan03 - are you from Toronto?

10-19-2005, 11:35 AM
Yes I live near Toronto. I notice you are as well :wave2:

10-19-2005, 11:36 AM
yay! another Canadian! go for the second one! :cool1:

10-19-2005, 12:56 PM
The second one!

But you're not supposed to see the dress until the day! ;)

10-19-2005, 05:37 PM
I like #1 on her better. It looks more princess like.

10-19-2005, 06:20 PM
I vote for No1 too - although she looks gorgeous in both dresses :) :) :)

M.K. Poppins
10-21-2005, 11:09 AM
My vote is for #1 - although it is large, if she wears her hair up and maybe wears a tiara, I think it will balance it out! It is beautiful, looks like she's floating in a cloud!

10-22-2005, 04:21 PM
i like the second one better. it looks like a princess dress. it's very beautiful.

10-25-2005, 07:55 AM
Hi! Normally I come to the boards as a way to relax after work (I own a bridal shop!), but since you asked I will tell you what I would say if the two of you were shopping at my store. Please understand that all of this will be guess work, cuz I'm basing it on the pictures.
1--Both bodices need some adjustment. Dress 1 needs to come in from the waist up; dress 2 appears to be sliding down at the top- needs to fit so that bust darts match up with the bust line, and no gapping at the sideseams.
2--Can dress 1 be worn without the extra crinoline? Many wedding gowns come with at least some petticoat already built into the dress. If your fiancee is concerned that she feels overwhemed in this gown but likes the overall style, try it again either without the crinoline at all, or with a less full version--crinolines come in many different sizes.
3--The flowers on the skirt on dress 2 need to be either re-worked or repaired. If they are being repaired, this should be at the shop's expense, not yours.
4--Be careful about adding/changing things on the gown. This will almost definitely add to the cost of the dress, sometimes significantly. If your fiancee is not in love with either gown, keep looking!! Tell your consultant what you like about each dress, and ask if there is a gown that combines the design elements she loves. And remember--it's a lot harder to find a good man/woman than to find a good dress!!

10-25-2005, 08:13 AM
Definitely gown #1. It is beautiful.

J and R's mom
10-25-2005, 01:13 PM
I vote for dress #2. Soft, princess-y, and beautiful for her skin-tone. Aren't you a very lucky man?!

Congratulations to both of you!

10-25-2005, 01:16 PM
and she's a very lucky woman too . :groom:


J and R's mom
10-25-2005, 01:41 PM
and she's a very lucky woman too . :groom:

:rotfl: I CERTAINLY agree!

Very few men care enough to actually get their hands dirty in the wedding details and here you are doing so much leg-work helping her to pick the PERFECT dress and make sure she (and you) has a very special wedding.

You are definitely a gem!

I wish the best for both of you.

10-25-2005, 02:14 PM
I like Number 1- She looks like a princess in it. :flower:

11-09-2005, 11:25 AM
Many thanks for everyone's comments.

FYI She had bought dress #2 and will wear it in WDW!


11-09-2005, 11:35 AM
I vote for number two... and agree with you on the flowers. Those can easily be changed or completely taken off.

Although I love the fist one, I think it's just too much on her small frame.

She will be gorgeous is either! :bride:

11-11-2005, 01:10 AM
# TWO!! :cheer2: :cheer2:

11-13-2005, 09:57 PM
After working in a bridal shop for 7 years and having a psych degree- I have found that it should be the gown the bride feels the best in, no ones opinion should matter it should be how she feels--