Thursday, December 11, 2008

Next Stops on the Gown Hunt Express

So, I've been so busy booking the big ticket items for our wedding shindig--like the chef and cake and venue and photographer--that the search for the dress has fallen to the wayside. In my quest thus far, I've only visited Hannelore's, King street boutique, and Jeanette's. I've fallen in love with designers Atelier Aimee, Pronovias, and La Fleur by Anne Barge. I've abandoned the princess poof dress, the simple empire dress, and I'm now quite taken with architecture, ruching, and more whimsical and daring designs. I began with tradition, and now I'm finding myself venturing into the truly brave, and it's a lot of fun.

So, here are the next pit stops in search for that perfect wedding gown. I'd also like to swing back by Hannelores and Jeanette's one more time, as well, as there are a few more dresses by designers I've recently discovered that I'd like to try on for size. I think this will be the biggest challenge--this search--between now and February, as Feb. is the latest I can order a dress through one of these designers/boutiques to ensure plenty of time before the wedding. Apparently, dresses require 6-8 months of ordering time and fittings. Wowza.

Priscilla of Boston
8065 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA 22182

Nicole Miller
Tysons Galleria
1808G International Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Maria's Bridal Designs
9858 A Main Street
Fairfax, VA

1523 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD

Distinctive Designs Bridal
15709 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD

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