Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Hunt for the Dress: Part 1

In one of the comment sections in a previous post, I mentioned that I had a somewhat "alternative" dress search. I was NOT looking forward to dress shopping AT ALL. I imagined it to be some evil spawn hatched when bathing suit shopping and jeans shopping got together and procreated. Boo.

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It didn't really help my attitude when I started reading (aka obsessing) over wedding magazines and dress maker websites and realized what the wedding industry thought they could get me to pay for a wedding dress. Well, much like Meg over at A Practical Wedding, I don't much care for being told what to do.

Like any bride, I wanted a beautiful dress, I wanted to feel like a bride, but I realized, if I was going to stick to the firm budget I set, I'd have to get a little creative. Has anyone told you yet, that the minute you tell a vendor you're searching for a wedding [insert anything here: dress, venue, cake, three-ring circus...anything!] the price doubles? I'm sure you have because I've hear it upteem times, and I've only been engaged 6 months with 16 to go. Thinking on this little tidbit, I started investigating where I could look for a white dress outside of your typical bridal salon.

To be continued...

photos via oldnavy.com and johnlewis.com

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Blogger erin*carly said...

miss fairfax, thank you. :)

and also, i think that is a perfect analogy of what getting a dress [will] be like. should i mention that i haven't bought, let alone worn, a bathing suit in almost two years?

in any case, i'm excited to see your next few posts on the 'alternative' dress options.

Monday, June 09, 2008 9:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your blog. I usually wear jeans & shirt. Love my satin script jeans from Akademiks as its best fitting.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:41:00 AM  

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