Hi everyone! So, here is my story...my fiance and I are going to get married, just the two of us, in Hawaii next year. So, essentially, we are eloping, but everyone we know has been aware that we prefer to marry privately, but are planning on throwing a fun party once we come back. I am just starting to look around for some wedding "dresses" - I would prefer to wear something that is tea-length and relatively easy to pack away since we are flying out there. I've actually become interested in some bridesmaids gowns because there are a few that strike me as being perfect! I've actually tried on this Melissa Sweet bridesmaid dress: It was really pretty in person, and very cost-effective, but I didn't get that "feeling" that it was "THE" dress. I also tried on a Watters wedding dress, link below, and I feel in LOVE with it, but not the price tag: http://www.watters.com/product.php?showid=590# (if the link doesn't work, it's style 9047B) My co-worker sent this suggestion to me (link below), and I've made an appointment to try it on: http://www.nicolemiller.com/#Id=be25ab00-8f05-44e4-8012-12c2c6b86b17&page=1&look=6 So, what I am basically trying to say, is that I would love it if people could offer some suggestions? I find this process to be overwhelming and would appreciate suggestions that resemble some of the dresses that I've posted about. I am open to spending $$$ on it, but want to be resonable as well, knowing that it's just going to be my FI and myself. At the same time, I do want to feel special. Thanks!