J Crew has a line of wedding dresses and some are very reasonable. I am petite and a 'mature' bride so I didn't want a princess dress. I wanted something elegant and slink, classy, and sophisticated. I went online to see the dresses first, visited one of their stores where they have actual dresses to try on. Call to make an appt first or you won't get anywhere. But once you do, its easy. The dress I got fit everything I wanted and needed so little alteration. It fit like a glove and I was comfortable moving in it. Everyone loved the dress. The cost?
JCrew bridesmaid dresses are a great value if you can find something on sale. My bridesmaids purchased really pretty dresses online and they were only $80 including shipping! Such a great deal considering that the bridal boutiques charge twice that, plus alterations! The girls loved their dresses, and they can actually wear them again.
I love JCrew! I got the camille wedding dress and it was just my style! It was perfect since it was such a nice day. If it was cooler I would've been pretty cold. I made my shawl to match the pleats in the dress so everything went well together! i recommend JCrew for wedding dresses.
I found the dress online, but wasn't should what size to order or if it would look right on me. I decided to check it out in the store downtown. The store was very busy, but the saleswomen I spoke to was helpful and attentive. I was able to try on the shorter version of the long halter beach dress to find the right size, then she put in the order for the longer version by phone. The dress arrived free of shipping charges on my doorstep less then a week later. Easy, beautiful, perfect.