Sunday, April 1, 2012

beach/civil wedding gown shopping sneak peak

i went to several bridal stores and they vary from low profile stores to intimidating stores that carries gowns as high as $10,000...... in the Philippines it's very common to order for a customized gown but here in the US it's more common to just buy ready to wear gowns...... i take that back, it's not really ready to wear because you still need to order your size and wait 5-6 months before they can give you your gown but it's not custom gown and there's a fat chance that 10 other women have bought the same gown you picked....... that doesn't bother me though.......

so anyway, i tried oh so many gowns.... on all shapes and silhouettes and designer names..........i tried maggie sottero, oleg cassini, vera wang, some davids bridal gowns and pronovias...... i admit, at one point, i got gown ODed (over dosed) that it took me a while before i started trying on gowns again.......... this post would be about all the gowns i tried on and my finalist for my civil wedding gown..... ofcourse i didn't post here the gown that i would wear for my civil wedding (nor the church wedding)......

please be warned that this post is a vanity post, haha...... since i won't get to wear all the gowns that i like i thought it would be fun to show off all those gowns that i was lucky to try on, lol...... if you should know, the reason why these gowns didn't make it is because: 1. i may look good on certain angle but then i'd look like a sack of potato on all other angles or 2. expensive or 3. i'm just not that 100% convinced that i should buy that certain gown or 4. expensive, expensive, expensive......

yes, i took my time...... took photos of the gowns on all angles and took a video of them too so i could watch it at home and can compare each gown better and i would be reminded of how the fabric looks and how it flows......

again, this post is a vanity post showing the different wedding gowns i tried on.........those with * are finalist gowns......don't forget to read the captions to know where they're from.... click the image for better view

i will post  the gowns i tried on for the church wedding also but not til after the civil wedding....

maggie soterro - perri
reason for not buying: front view looks like i
have a built-in buoy..pricey

maggie sottero - landis
reason for not buying: side view looks like im
pregnant...pricey ($1,165)

*pronovias - tigris
reason for not buying: too heavy for a beach wedding.  although, i almost bought this
as a second dress (this dress is too plain to be a church gown) for the philippines wedding because
the h2b liked this on me sooo much...but
decided against it, that's going overboard.. ($1,000)

* maggie sottero - teagan
reason for not buying: almost bought this.
it's just too expensive for a civil
wedding gown ($1,199)

david's bridal
reason for not buying: kinda like it but doesn't
have the wow factor

dabid's bridal
reason for not buying: kinda like it but gown looks
like a sweet sixteen gown ($500)

david's bridal
reason for not buying: picture looks nice, on
the video i look like a sack of potato

david's bridal
reason for not buying: sack of potato

vera wang
reason for not buying: sack of potato ($1000+)

maggie sottero
reason for not buying: sack of potato

maggie sottero
reason for not buying: tummy gets emphasized
because of the built-in sash/belt

*maggie sottero - ryshia
reason for not buying: really like it but frieds
thought the floral accent used look very old fashioned.
plus this one's way too pricey too ($1,339).

reason for not buying: i look pregnant

reason for not buying: sack of potato


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