Thursday, April 30, 2015

Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Three stores. That's how many stores I had to visit to find my wedding dress. The Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses, however, have been a totally different story!

I have a vision for our wedding that is elegant and timeless but I still want people to have fun! I have a whole inspiration board for the wedding along with boards for each wedding category - list making freak, I know! You can see them all HERE.

Navy and Gray Wedding Inspiration Palette #bluewedding #navyandgray
So here is what I want for my bridesmaids:

Long navy dresses.
Chiffon/flowy fabric.
The ability for each lady to choose the neckline for her dress.

That's it.

Should be easy, right??? Apparently not.

The hunt for the navy blue bridesmaid dresses has been full of "It's perfect... oh wait, it's $400" moments and the challenge of wanting to try dresses on and not just order them online. -- Seriously, my nerves can't handle the stress of buying a dress online, praying it fits, and having no ability to return it if it is too big, too small, or just plain ugly. I even contimplated this discoball inspired dress! 

So I did what any good list-making bride would do...

I made a survey for the girls to take!

Each designer/collection had multiple dresses in a collage and each dress was assigned a number for the survey taking.

Dessy Group Bridesmaid

Pro's: Everybody likes them -- Great fabric.
Con's: $300+ price tag. Yikes! Necessary alterations.
Favorites:  2, 3, 4
Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses from Dessy #navywedding #bluewedding

After Six:

Pro's: They are navy and flowy.
Con's: Non of the girls were crazy about any of them.
Favorites:  1 & 4

Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses from After Six #navywedding #bluewedding

Alfred Angelo:

Pro's: Brick and Mortar Store to try them on -- More reasonably priced.
Con's: Service could have been better at the store (we are trying a different one).
Favorites:  1 - 5 (that's a good sign!)

Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses from Alfred Angelo #navywedding #bluewedding

Alfred Sung:

Pro's: Elise's favorites -- Elegant -- Everyone likes them.
Con's: Crazy price tags and possible alterations!!! :(
Favorites:  1 & 3

Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses from Alfred Sung #navywedding #bluewedding

David's Bridal:

Pro's: Able to try them on -- Better prices
Con's: Thin fabric -- nobody was wowed.
Favorites:  1 & 4

Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses from David's Bridal #navywedding #bluewedding
One// Two// Three// Four

So, the girls and I are off to try some more navy blue bridesmaid dresses- keep your fingers crossed for us. I would love to cross one more "big" thing off my to-do list!

Which collection would you choose? Let me know in the comments and help us make some decisions!

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  1. Hey Elise! New follower from the Peony Project and thanks for sharing this post. My youngest sister is getting married next year and love the navy color. (will be sharing) I love the Dessy line and #2 is my fav. I pray that you girls have fun and blessings to you!

  2. Chamel - Welcome! I really like the dessy dresses too - and my MOH likes #2 the best. :)

  3. Good luck, this is becoming a chore for you. Have you thought about having them made? That is what we did, this way the girls could pick the neckline and the alterations could be done as they were being made. We also had navy, it was gorgeous. Best of luck, crossing my fingers for you!

  4. We found them!!! Finally, lol. I am in love with the navy too! :)