Friday, June 1, 2012
Pls help find an alternative to this Herrera
My colleague got engaged a few weeks ago and will be getting married in early April 2013. She is the anti-bride. She would be happy to go to city hall and sign some papers, but her fiance is insisting on a proper wedding. He's a sweetheart, but he has absolutely no idea what goes into planning a "proper" wedding. Every aspect of this has been stressful for her, not the least of which: choosing a dress.
I know, I know, everyone has trouble choosing a dress. She went to a number of places here in Boston, and they kept putting her in these super-bridey poofy numbers. The main problem is that she has fallen in love with this Carolina Herrera beaut... but it's not exactly screaming wedding, and it's not exactly the most cost-effective option out there (it's from the fall collection so the saleswoman gave her a "in the $9,000 range," but no promises of when it would be available.) Seeing as she's not pining for a wedding of any kind, dropping 10k on a dress seems...well... ridiculous.
The wedding will be in Texas, and she's looking for something similar in concept to this, but also something that won't cause her granny to keel over from shock.
This Reem Acra dress is another idea as well. She's got a stellar body and no scruples when it comes to non-traditional.
Please ESB, do you have any ideas?
--Poofy dresses make me want to vomit
Feel like shopping, you guys????????