cdnbride wrote:Hi! Just found this thread, I'm also getting married July 31. My FH is Australian, and we live here, but I'm Canadian and so we're getting married in Montreal where my family and most of my friends are. Organising things from here can be a little tricky. I'm also in Alice Springs, and our range for wedding dresses is a bit limited... I've decided to buy a duosheng dress because I really cannot justify $2000-$3000 for something I will only wear a few hours, but I still need to try on the dresses I'm interested in, to make sure I do like them (they look slightly different on waffer-thin models in magazines). Has anyone else bought a dress that they haven't tried on? I've tried on Ella and Essence gowns, both I really liked, but I like part of one and part of another. There's a Maggie Sottero gown that seems to incorporate both parts of the other dresses, but no supplier in Alice. What do you think?
Other than that latest drama, I've booked the recpetion and ceremony venue (outside at a Maple Sugar Venue, with beatiful gardens) as well as the DJ, the minister and the photographer (but now I'm having second thoughts about him, as I can't see his portfolio and have to rely on online galleries).
have you thought of going on a wedding shopping holiday to melbourne or sydney to look for your gown? or even brisbane? If you look out for flight specials it can be not too exy. Or even if you came up to darwin you might be able to find something. I've heard a lot of people have used duosheng dresses though and been quite happy with them. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
Canada in July will be lovely. Though I have only been to Toronto area....lol