Dressing the bride and her party without breaking the bank

DressFirst.com is a professional supplier of wedding gowns.

DressFirst.com is a professional supplier of wedding gowns. Photos: DressFirst

It may not be for the finicky bride but let’s face it, not all brides are diva-like meticulous. Some are practical and smart about their money. We’re talking about shopping online for a wedding dress.

Before we hear collective shouts of ‘No way,’ let’s consider the pluses. A wedding dress with all the trimmings, such as embroidery lace beadwork, may cost the frugal bride just about $300. A pair of satin pumps to go with that ecru gown is $37. The bridemaid’s dress can be color-coordinated, and the price anywhere from $100 to $150 for a cocktail or a floor-length number.

The place to find all these amazing deals is www.dressfirst.com, an online bridal shop, where fitting is efficient and shipping is free.

“DressFirst.com is a professional supplier of wedding gowns, special events dresses, wedding party dresses and accessories,” said publicist Kate Johnson. “We have many beautiful designs available online.”

Hundreds of wedding gowns are available for the bride’s review online. A traditional ballgown strapless organza satin costs $223.99. The bodice is in lace beadwork, and the gown is available not only in white but also in champagne, pink and ivory.

For the trendy bride looking to walk the aisle in a shorter length dress, DressFirst.com has several offerings: a one-shoulder mini chiffon with ruffled beadwork, an A-line asymmetrical organza, a tea length satin tulle and a Sweetheart knee-length satin are just some of the delectable styles, with prices ranging from $114.99 to $144.99.

The Bridesmaid-Dresses carry a stream of options from colors to material to style and size. A Princess scoop neck knee-length in charmeuse lace looks radiant in champagne, but there are 14 more color to choose from, including black for that fashion rebel bridal party. After the wedding, the bridesmaid dress would look just as lovely for the next office cocktail or cruise party.

An array of options for the prom or the bridesmaid dress

An array of options for the prom or the bridesmaid dress

DressFirst.com has a size chart of anywhere from a size 2 to a size 26. As we all come in different shapes, the website recommends custom-made orders where you provide them your unique measurements instead of going by the site’s standard small/medium/large. “All dresses on our website can be custom-made to exact measurements if your measurements indicate one size for the “bust” and a different size for the “waist and/or hips.” Measurements can easily be taken by a skilled tailor or professional seamstress.

Shoes are not to be outdone. A wide range is on view from ballroom dance shoes to close toe pumps with ribbon to platform pumps. A pair of satin spool heel pumps with pearl rhinestone (imitation) is tagged at $39.99, the ultimate buy. The pictures are crystal clear one can almost feel the satin’s sheen and texture.

Accessories are also available. Wedding veils of varying lengths from $14.99 to $46.99; headpieces and bridal tiaras that complete the look from $4.49 to $18.99. And the handbags! Elegant evening clutches are in their $20s.

One need not be a bride to visit DressFirst.com. The website offers the same array of in vogue dresses for proms, cocktail parties and that special milestone where looking your best is essential.

red line

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: