Aisledash reader Erin sent us the following email:
I'm looking for a green wedding dress. No, not that one, the color. Got any leads?
How could we resist? As much as we love traditional gowns (and we do
) we also have a soft spot in our heart for the unconventional bride - and whether you wish to marry in green (as Erin does) or magenta or pink-and-green polka dots
we're here to help you too.
The key to buying a green wedding dress is to remember that a wedding dress is, first and foremost, a dress. That means that you should expand your search outside of the traditional wedding vendors. (Come to think of it, that's excellent advice even if you want to marry in white.) Try a website that allows you to search by color (like Nordstrom
) and be open to the many possibilities out there.
Another option is to look at bridesmaids dresses - many times they're the same thing as the wedding dress, just in color. We like the ones by simple silhouettes
and David's Bridal
, but honestly, your choices are endless.
Of course, you could also search for prom dresses, but we find that the dresses tend to be of lower quality and a bit too revealing. (Are we showing our age here?)
So remember: It's only a dress! Be creative and keep an open mind.
We'd love to hear more about your "green" wedding, Erin - keep us posted!