Unfortunately, Lulu didn't work out for me.
As I began my search for my dream wedding dress, I was ecstatic to have stumbled across BHLDN's Lulu gown! As a non-traditional bride, I definitely had a difficult time finding "the one". From her sweet sleeves, to the incredibly detailed bead work and jewels, she became my DREAM dress. I made the 2-hour drive and visited my local BHLDN solely for the purpose of seeing Lulu in person (next available appointment is after my wedding date), and noticed that she was a bit banged up (missing jewels/tears in slip) which i'm assuming is from multiple dress changes. Even though I couldn't try her on, it was love at first sight, and I placed my order with express shipping that same night.
And then she arrived. Upon inspection (for the price of $2600, OF COURSE I looked her over), I noticed that the heavy beads and jewels were beginning to weigh down and pull at the delicate tulle creating holes. There was also a hole in the tulle along the zipper. I understand that little tears in tulle may not be a big deal to other brides, but it bothers me. I immediately contacted BHLDN's customer service concerned about this problem and was offered to be sent a replacement gown, but unfortunately, the Lulu is sold out in my size.
Long story short, i'm sad to say that i'll be sending this dress back. I just can't fathom purchasing a dress at this price (no matter how gorgeous), if i'll have to constantly worry about my dress tearing apart the moment I sit down and shift in my seat at my dinner reception.
Although the Lulu didn't work out for me, i'm still hopeful, and i'll be making another trip to BHLDN to see another gown that I had my eyes on. :)
January 30, 2014
This dress is beautiful.
I have been eying this dress online for some time. When I got engaged, I decided to order it for a try...nothing to lose. I received it and found it to be absolutely beautiful. It is the only wedding dress I tried on and my mom cried immediately. It fit perfectly. This is my wedding dress and it was the one of the easiest purchases I have ever made. I also accessorized with bhldn earrings and shoes. The whole look captures my personality and I feel comfortable and completely myself. Thank goodness for this sight: a place for the atypical bride to find exactly what she wants.
December 6, 2013
This gown is BEAUTIFUL. Love the neckline and the waist and love that it can be fitted to be cinched in the waist or a little more flowy. I want comfort on my wedding day and this gown would be perfect for it while still providing that BAM I'M A BRIDE look. It's unique too which I really appreciate. Did I mention the sleeves? Love the sleeves. The only thing I dislike about this gown is the price--it's one of the more expensive on BHLDN's site and I hope it one day goes on sale!
December 2, 2013