I know that I shopped pretty quickly for mine. I wasn't looking for anything frilly or too lacy and I found two that I loved. One was a gorgeous thing. A simple floaty elegant layers of chiffons in a wrap dress style with an elegant big floppy bow at the waist. I don't think it had any lace at all, just a few pearls for trims. It had a high neckline and full sheer sleeves drawn to a tight cuff. Classic. Elegant and it would still look stylish today. I did not get it and I am very happy I did not.
Because the wedding that took place one week before ours? That bride wore it and I know that I shopped after she did.
I choose a simple jersey dress, fitted sleeves, a touch of lace at the collar and cuffs. The whole thing was about the drape and flow of the skirt and the elegant swish of the organza lining. It's simplicity was me. I had a very simple airy veil which I loved, though I did not like the head piece very much at all. The sales woman was not in the mood to see if they had other veils like it with prettier flowers, and mom said it was fine so since she bought the dress, I took it.
These guys shopped with precision and fun. The bride choose a couple that she liked in the cataloged to giver her sales person an idea of what she would like, and then the bridesmaids and the brides mom took to the racks and looked for things they thought she would like. Then she tried them on. Oh my heavens, what a pretty woman. She sees flaws first in herself but in these dresses, she looked flirty and sexy and elegant and sultry and dainty like an old fashioned china doll. I hope her eyes looked at herself in the mirror and saw what the rest of us saw. A woman in love with a man.
She looked fantastic in them all and oh my, I can't wait to see her in her choice again.
It was a fantastic evening and a once in a lifetime pleasure to be part of.