When I first heard this was going to happen, I was like "Okay, that's reason #192 I must have a vow renewal ceremony someday!" I do really love shopping at Anthropologie, although I'm not able to purchase as much from there as I would like because the prices are pretty steep. I've found that when I do splurge on a few great items, though, I wear them all the time. (In fact, I had a floral embroidered jacket from there several years ago, and one night in Deep Ellum thieves broke into my car and grabbed a bunch of my stuff. Even though I was alone, I [stupidly] chased them down and literally grabbed that jacket out of one of the guys' hands. That's how much I loved that jacket. I haven't seen it in about a year and I have a sneaking suspicion Brent has hidden it because it was getting old and dated and I was wearing it too much.)
I think this line is great because it has some totally unique offerings in one place for a bride who's looking for something different. It has been my experience that the really different wedding gown are often super expensive, like $6K plus. But here you can find something that a) is super original b) still looks like a wedding dress and c) is under $2K. I also love that you can just buy it straight from the site like it's any other type of garment, instead of going through a wedding dress shop (great for small-town brides). Of course the drawback is that you can't try a dress on in person, but you can return it within 30 days so there's no risk involved if you don't like it. I bought my dress off eBay and it was fine, so I don't think that's a big deal. Plus, they will be having video of each dress, so you'll be able to get a feel for how each one moves and drapes. Also, later this year they will start opening boutique stores.
I guess I have more to say about this than I anticipated, so I'm going to do another post soon where I give my take on some of the items from BHLDN. In the meantime I leave you with this, from their web site:
Our roots are with Anthropologie, so a passion for experience and creating one-of-a-kind moments runs deep. But our offering speaks more to the not-so-everyday occasions—ours is a voice that celebrates a woman’s most anticipated milestones. And one that gives tradition a twist.
Be you. Be loved. BHLDN
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