Thursday, February 05, 2009

Bridesmaids Dresses: Part 3 (of 4 or 5)

After my horrific experience at Jingles in Richmond, my friends and I visited Bella Rosa. It was WONDERFUL. They had so many dresses, the store was a great size, we didn't need an appointment but easily got a dressing room, and the sales associate was so attentive and professional - she even repeatedly apologized for not being able to be with us more because they were so busy - and they were busy! My friend Bekah tried on maybe 12 dresses while Brittany and I rated them. It was so different from our first experience - we were there for over an hour! Because this was our first serious research trip, we couldn't place an order, but she was happy to give us swatches of the top 6 dresses we liked. (More on that later.)

Late last week, two wonderful friends went with me to a third store to look at bridesmaids dresses. This was at Priscilla of Boston in Tyson's Corner (after stopping at Tiffany's next door). I had a few in mind from doing more research online with Bekah and from the dresses we liked at Bella Rosa. And now, for the dresses:
Some runners up, but unfortunately, they don't come in colors that would go with our wedding:
**Photos are courtesy of Priscilla of Boston and Amsale.

All these dresses came in GREAT colors (Cranberry / Raspberry). However, they all seem a bit expensive (in the mid to high $200's). But they're quite cute. My girls loved the last 3 Melissa Sweets, and I do, too. However, my friends tonight said they felt like the Melissa Sweets weren't as good quality as the dresses we tried on tonite (Simple Silhouettes and Threads). However, Simple Silhouettes and Threads are up to $200 more!! * le sigh *
Soon, I'll post about my visit to Hitched in D.C.


Blogger Miss Glen Allen said...

I love Bella Rosa, too! I also love the Melissa Sweet designs. Depending on how many BMs you have, maybe they'll be able to offer you a discounted price.

Friday, February 06, 2009 8:53:00 AM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

I'm so glad you found some you like! I really like the green & pink dresses. Finding cute bridemaid's dresses can be impossible, especially with rude sales people. Good luck!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 3:11:00 PM  

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