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Old 03-06-2008, 09:14 PM
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I'm luckily sitting less than 10 feet from three Mormons so I asked. For those weddings the same dress (covered, sleeved, modest) was worn for both.
I am married to a member of the LDS church and his family is pretty big into temple weddings so I've been to a few though we had to hang out in the parking lot since I'm not LDS and he's not practicing. They do not wear wedding gowns or tuxedo's inside the temple. They wear their temple clothes and garments which are all white clothing that are specially made to be worn inside the temple. Once the "sealing" ceremony is finished, the couple goes to their changing rooms and change into their wedding gowns/tuxes.

These are few examples of what temple outfits look like.





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Old 03-06-2008, 11:23 PM
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Bette, they look like nightgowns!!! EEK!
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:40 PM
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Bette, they look like nightgowns!!! EEK!

Yup. I stared at those things when I actually got to see them in person and tried hard not to laugh because they look like the granny pj's my aunt Mary wears.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:44 PM
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As soon as I came out of the dressing room he said, "Wow!"

I wanted to make sure it was my dress so I tried on my initial #1 again and then tried on this and there was no comparison!
OMG! you look amazing in the second dress. you hardly look like the same person!!! it is gorgeous!
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:55 PM
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Thank you!!! The first picture is the one I bought last May when I was 20 pounds heavier. My fiance deleted the picture of the one I was going to get if not for that one (we took pictures to compare the two when I wasn't sure). His reasoning was, "We're not getting it. No use in wasting space on your camera for a dress we're not buying." (Yes, I was untraditional and brought the fiance, but he's my best shopping partner! Including trying on 2 dresses twice, we went through 11 dresses in an hour!) Here is a picture of the one I wanted this time around:

As you can see, it's a bit more traditional. PSA: if any brides are looking for something form-fitting, but traditional and figure flattering, I highly recommend trying on this dress at David's Bridal. It felt like a shrunken-down version of the dress I initially bought.
You look amazing in the second dress and congrats on your weight loss! I can really tell that you feel like yourself in the second one more than the first one and its definitely more unique!

My mermaid cut dress just came in on Tuesday and I love it but I would love to lose another 5 lbs around the hips so I can fit into it perfectly. I've been going to the gym 3x a week and I can definitely tell its paying off, you've definitely been an insipiration!
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:58 PM
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I agree. I love Dessy dresses though - definitely considering some of their less expensive designs for my bridesmaids
SthrnZeta I order Dessy dresses for my bridesmaids and the one I wanted was selling for $250 in bridal shops. It was definitely more than I wanted my girls to spend but I heard about netbride.com on theknot and I was able to order the same dress for $147 from them. I definitely recommend checking them out especially for Dessy dresses since they can run a bit high. I'm all for saving my girls some money where I can!
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:16 PM
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SthrnZeta I order Dessy dresses for my bridesmaids and the one I wanted was selling for $250 in bridal shops. It was definitely more than I wanted my girls to spend but I heard about netbride.com on theknot and I was able to order the same dress for $147 from them. I definitely recommend checking them out especially for Dessy dresses since they can run a bit high. I'm all for saving my girls some money where I can!
Yeah, I know they're a bit on the pricy side so I'm trying to find them something simple, under $200, that they can possibly wear again. I'm thinking a strapless knee-length satin dress in chocolate with a light pink sash around the waist and brown satin sandals or peep-toe shoes, little to no heel.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:38 PM
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lilsunshine. your new dress is absolutely stunning!! congratulations on your healthier lifestyle. maybe you will inspire me to lose my baby weight(after all my baby is 19-the baby weight excuse doesn't hold much water now adays!)
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:53 PM
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I'm kind of into this dress.
I love that dress!
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:09 PM
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Not a bride but I saw someone mention Dessy in this thread, so I Googled them and I must say I LOVE these dresses.

http://www.dessy.com/wedding-dresses/

They're all very much my style (non-poofy) and if I ever got married, I'd love to wear one.

ETA: And they are very inexpensive. A local bridal shop I know of carries them for less than $300.
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:04 PM
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Thank you so much!!! That is so sweet! Now you have to show a picture of your wedding dress!
ha! I definitely will but I'm waiting on my crinoline to come in...the pics on the website dont really do it justice but once I get my crinoline I'll definitely share!
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:15 AM
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:39 AM
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Ok, I went back to the bridal shop and I ended up buying a dress - one I hadn't tried on before because I thought to ask her to try on a few more just to see. And I loved a ball gown of all things. And it just so happened they had discontinued the dress so if I wanted it, I would have to buy the sample off the rack (it fit me almost perfectly already) and soon! My mom cried when I put it on (before I decided I liked it) and when I e-mailed my FILs pics of it, they loved it and said they thought J would like it too. So, drumroll please.......


































And since it was off the rack, 10% off of the price, so with tax the total came to $1144. It's another 2Be dress (no wonder I liked it.) When my mom asked me if J would like the other 2Be dress (the ruffled bottom one) I realized he probably wouldn't love it as much as I did, as he would most likely prefer something more traditional, and I also realized that skirt was a little trendy and no offense to anyone here, but I didn't want to look back at my dress like it was some 80s hideous dress with lace and puffy sleeves, ya know? This dress is so classic. Detachable sash in the back, buttons up the back with a zipper also and though it's large in the skirt, it doesn't look too big to me. The back will be larger though when bustled - American or French...?
And here is the bridesmaid dress I'm thinking about:

I like that it has a similar sash around the waist (which I would change to light pink) and of course they're both duchess satin. I would also hike up that skirt to the knees.

They're storing the dress for me for free indefinitely so when I'm ready to have it altered (haha, next year!) then I just go back about 6 weeks before the wedding. Their dresses are all insured also so I'm safe there. And this way, my pets (or I) can't get to it and mess it up! When the FILs come down, I told them we could go "visit my dress." I made sure to ask if I could just come in and try it on and they were like, sure!

Let me know what y'all think!
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:05 PM
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Sthrn, You're such a ham!
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:08 PM
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The dress is gorgeous - not too poufy (though I love me some pouf, I am in the distinct minority) and you could actually wear that bridesmaid dress again! Wow! You done good!
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