Julie
Expert September 2014

Help - Sash or no sash?

Julie, on September 24, 2013 at 5:35 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 61
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Alright ladies, I need your suggestions on whether or not I should add a sash to my dress. I think the dress looks elegant without one, but I'm a little afraid that it might be too plain without one! I was thinking maybe of not wearing one for the ceremony, then putting it on for the reception with a matching hair flower.

The sash in the picture is not the one I would get (it is $475 at the bridal shop! NO WAY!) so if I decide to wear one I think I will get the one in the third picture (from etsy), except not the champagne color shown.

So, should I wear a sash? And if I do, what color? I was thinking of a light ivory sash to match the dress, not champagne because I don't think I want to introduce another color. Do you think an ivory sash wil still have the illusion of cinching in my waist like the champagne one does?

THANKS!!




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  • Laudie
    Master October 2013
    Laudie ·
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    Sash! I'm always a fan of adding a little bit of bling

    Are you opposed to doing a blingy sash? This is what mind looks like


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  • D
    Master May 2014
    D ·
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    Sash

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  • FinallyDoingIt
    Master July 2014
    FinallyDoingIt ·
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    Sash

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  • JustMarried'14
    Master September 2014
    JustMarried'14 ·
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    Sash! I really like the one you have on, but I think Ivory would be nice too

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  • J&B
    Master September 2013
    J&B ·
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    The sash totally finishes that dress. Ivory with a bit of bling will look perfect.

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  • Julie
    Expert September 2014
    Julie ·
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    Hi Laudie, the dress doesn't have ANY bling on it, just alencon lace, so I wanted to stick to something like the etsy sash which has some pearls but not much. I fee like a sash on my dress in particular makes it less formal or something... I dont' know!

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  • TooManyMistys
    Master June 2014
    TooManyMistys ·
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    Sash

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  • T
    Savvy July 2014
    To Be Mrs. W ·
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    I love the sash, but I agree that $475 is too much. I am not sure about the color though. My guess is that the darker sash will do better at cinching in your waist.

    You look incredible in the dress. (this is my first post ever. Woo hoo!)

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  • KM
    Master March 2015
    KM ·
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    Sash

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  • Julie
    Expert September 2014
    Julie ·
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    Wow, sash is popular! What do you think of the etsy sash in ivory (she would change the flowers to match the ivory ribbon, just various shades of ivory rather than varying shades of champagne). Another option is taupe, but I'm worried that adding a real shade different from ivory will be out of place since it isn't in anything else.

    ?

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  • Laudie
    Master October 2013
    Laudie ·
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    My dress did not have any bling on it either. I actually think adding a sash makes it more formal but that is just an opinion

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  • Laudie
    Master October 2013
    Laudie ·
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    I would do ivory...I really like the etsy sash!

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  • GettingHitched
    Super November 2013
    GettingHitched ·
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    Sash!!

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  • Julie
    Expert September 2014
    Julie ·
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    I like the 'vanilla bean' color of the sash on the dress, but I can't find that color in etsy or anywhere, it is a Watters belt Smiley sad

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  • Dminted*Bride
    VIP May 2016
    Dminted*Bride ·
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    Definitely add the sash, it's so cute!

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  • Julie
    Expert September 2014
    Julie ·
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    Laudie your belt does make it look more formal and works perfectly! I didn't like the bling on my dress though, it didn't seem to match...

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  • mscountry
    Master July 2014
    mscountry ·
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    Sash! Maybe make your own so that you get the color you want.

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  • Julie
    Expert September 2014
    Julie ·
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    What do you all think of the etsy belt in the 3rd pic? not sure if people are commenting on the sash that I'm wearing (the $475 one!) or the etsy sash in the 3rd pic...

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  • kt2of3
    VIP October 2013
    kt2of3 ·
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    Sash. Both dress and sash are beautiful btw

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  • Laudie
    Master October 2013
    Laudie ·
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    Do you have the style of the one you like? I found my sash for $250 cheaper online than in the store...I just took a chance of buying it online and I'm glad I did

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