We Try It: Buying a Wedding Dress Online

[dropcap3 variation=”black”]I[/dropcap3]’m going to begin this review with a little timeline. Mr. qSS and I got engaged in August of last year. We had been together for four years, and lived together for more than three of them. We didn’t see much point in a long engagement. We probably would have been married before the year was out, but he needed surgery, and then we were in the thick of holiday season, which meant that I had a snowball’s chance in hell of getting a weekend off from work. Soon after the holidays passed, I found myself out of work for a couple months with an injury, which left me plenty of time to do some wedding planning. There was a problem, though. We didn’t have a set date. Read More We Try It: Buying a Wedding Dress Online

Sewing the Wedding Dress: Defining Simple

Part Two, in which “simple” becomes quite complicated

Cindy showed me a sarong style wedding dress she liked; a nicely made, two-piece garment from white charmeuse with orange trim that seemed really affordable.

“Why are you not just ordering this?” I asked.

“I don’t like how it comes up at the waist and shows stomach,” she said. “I’d look horrible. And there’s no boob support. I like the color accents, though. And that it’s simple and flowy.” Read More Sewing the Wedding Dress: Defining Simple

How To Not Blow Your Wedding Budget On a Dress

Anthropologie launched a new bridal section this week, BHLDN (inspired by the dutch word for “to keep”), and I will readily admit that a large chunk of it is freaking gorgeous. The words ethereal, offbeat, and just plain pretty filled my mind. Then I looked at the price tags.

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