Those who know me know I'm a David's Bridal Bride. On a wintry afternoon three years ago, Hindsight Groom and I stole away to Asheville to look at wedding gowns. Our experience at David's was wonderful. Our attendant was so, well, attentive. We had so much fun trying on dresses and imagining our big day. But we weren't the only ones giddy that day. Our attendant seemed just as excited as we were about finding a beautiful wedding gown and listening to all of the ideas and plans we had for our wedding. With her help, we found a beautiful gown that perfectly fit our style and didn't break the bank.
But my relationship to David's Bridal actually began earlier. A couple years before my own wedding, I was asked to stand up in a childhood friends wedding. I needed a dress. My friend made the process ridiculously simple by choosing David's Bridal. My friend picked our Bridesmaid Dresses, choosing the style and color. She emailed us the style number and we showed up at our nearest David's for a fitting. Oh yeah, and that dress didn't break the bank either. Oh, and one last thing, I actually DID wear it again, twice actually: one to a formal winter gala and another time to a Captain's dinner on a cruise ship.
The point is, gone are the days of hideous bridesmaids dresses. In fact, gone are the days of totally matchy-matchy bridesmaid dresses. You can pick a color and let your girls choose a style they're comfortable in, or, you can choose the style and let them choose the color. Either way, your maids get to select something they like and may wear again.
One particular line I can't help swooning over is the White Collection by Vera Wang. Every time I see it, I think vow renewal.
Vera's line for David's Bridal is every bit as ethereal and feminine as her designer line, but at a fraction of the cost. And, true to the David's Bridal commitment to personalization and variety, each dress in the collection comes in eight different colors: Amethyst, Blush, Charcoal, Ebony, Midnight, Moss, Orchid, or Champagne. You can of course mix and match dress styles. The colors in the White Collection are lovely muted colors that perfectly complement one another.
My favorite is the One Shoulder Organza Dress because it reminds me of the wildflowers and I think shorter dresses are easier for outdoor weddings, not to mention for dancing. What's your favorite?