February 9, 2016

wedding bells: the dress

I found that once we decided on the venue and date, other details started falling into place. In searching for the dress, I planned a weekend in Seattle to check out BHLDN, Anthropologie’s bridal suite, The Dress Theory and a couple other department stores. If you aren’t familiar with BHLDN, I highly recommend you check it out.

Similar to my confusion with the venue, I ran into this when dress shopping as well. I didn’t know if I wanted something classic or short or even very bridal at all. I tried a handful of really beautiful dresses on, but nothing was feeling quite right.

We’re planning a fairly unconventional wedding, to be set in Bend, Oregon in July. We want the day to be relaxed, fun and intimate, so I wanted a dress that would fit the mood, environment and me as well. I think what I learned from the process is just to stay true to  yourself, and like these tips below recommend, don’t over think it. You know you best, so when it feels right, go for it.

J.Crew’s Head of Bridal Design gives 3 tips to make wedding dress shopping less stressful;

1. Don’t over think it. If it makes you feel beautiful, go for it.

2. Live in the moment. Brides are so stressed out about making sure it will be the most timeless gown – A bride should feel beautiful and be able to have fun with no regrets!

3. Trust your instincts. Sometimes there are just too many cooks in the kitchen.

I’ve shared a few dresses and styles I loved, if you are interested. Anyone else struggle finding a dress that felt right?

Alexandra Grecco


Sarah Janks

Jenny Packham