Saturday, 26 January 2013

Wedding Chat- Dresses

As I've been a bit lazy with my blog lately I thought I would give you two posts in one night (lucky you!).

As you are probably aware by now (If not where have you BEEN?!) I am getting married in 2014. In fact on Tuesday we booked the church! And we also changed the date, we've gone from June to August so I'm still hopeful for some sunshine (pretty please). Now let me tell you, myself & organisation do not go together very well. I really wish I was more organised but unfortunately I am not. However with the wedding I have surprised myself. I've been Pinning like a loon, emailing various companies and researching blogs. I've already book my photographer for crying out loud! There may be hope for me after all.

Anyway today I wanted to talk about the focal point of the wedding-The Dress! Now I have been Googling this like a crazy lady. The dress is important to me but do I really want to spend over £1,000 on a dress that I will wear once and which will end up confined to the loft for all eternity? The answer is not really.

Unfortunately I have fallen in love big time. I have fallen in love with Jenny Packham dresses. They are just perfection.

Being 5'4 I don't want a meringue, it would swamp me. Plus they aren't really in fashion are they (are they?)! I'm looking for something fitted, lacy and totally gorgeous and Jenny Packham ticks all these boxes. Unfortunately her dresses fall between £1,500 & £2,000 (yikes!) so I'm now looking for a cheaper alternative but have no idea where to begin!


Also I'm having a nightmare with my bridesmaid dresses. I'm thinking either a blush pink or peachy coral. I'm not a fan of satin so that's a no go and I'd like them to have something that they could wear again. It's a minefield out there!


As always, any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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10 comments

Loni said...

Try jcrew for the bridesmaids dresses. They have some simple cuts that would be worn again and you can personalize with a sash for the wedding. I love the first wedding dress pictured above, you would look amazing in it! Good luck!

Kate said...

My best friend is getting married in May, just call me Mrs Chief Bridesmaid! She was totally in love with a Jenny Packham dress too, but was wary for exactly the same reason. She told the shop that was her preference and they brought out a whole host of Packham-esque dresses, including the most beautiful beaded number that just made me gasp. Worth heading to a shop and seeing what they have in the same vein I think. Good luck! Wedding dress shopping is just soooo much fun. But wear good pants! Everyone sees 'em!

Kate
Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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Harriet Jones said...

Brilliant! Thank you I'll take a look!x

Harriet Jones said...

Haha thanks for the advice Kate! I shall wear some nude Spanx on the day ;) xx

Catherine M. said...

Surprisingly TK Maxx had a Bridal boutique now and you can order online. They have a couple of nice ones at the moment that aren't froufy and they are (all, I think?) under £400!

Otherwise I second the J Crew option, gorgeous!

Catherine M. said...

Also, I have just checked and JCrew have a smashing 40% extra off at the moment! There are some simple, gorgeous dress there.

Harriet Jones said...

Thank you so much! I can't wait to have a look!

karenanita said...

Have you thought about sample sales? You can often get the dresses at a fraction of the price! Or preloved? Someone else with your dream dress may be selling theirs and as long as you don't mind that it's been worn (only once mind!) then you could save loads :)

Saying that, I went in with the exact same opinion that I would HATE anything too long or puffy. I just gave the woman my budget and tried on everything. When i went in and tried them on, they were the ones the puffy ones suited me the most and we're the same height! So you never know!

Love your blog. I'm blogging my wedding plans too. Nice to see more of the same! :)

Karen
http://welliguessthisisgrowingup.co.uk/

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