- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Dilema: 2 Dresses – One of which I love and one not so much as the first.
Background: I went shopping for dresses just after I became engaged. I knew I wanted a corset back and at the time I thought I “loved” the pick up skirts. I had just spent a bunch of time prior trying on dresses at David’s Bridal – yes I know – let’s not even go there about the David’s dresses. But those were the styles I was used to trying on. This is not my first marriage/wedding and my last dress sparkled a ton so I was trying to do over due it this time.
So I went to one of our local shops, my fiance’s daughter (15yr old going on 35)went with us and ended up being a total snot. She had me to the point of tears so due to this I wasn’t thinking totally with a clear head. it was so bad that when I came home my fiance heard what happened and actually kicked her out of the wedding.
At the shop they ended up giving me every pick up skirted dress to try on and some others, yet none had the corset back like I wanted. That is the one detail that I love plus it helps cut down on costs for alterations. Some how I got suckered into the hype of two dresses knowing these weren’t THE DRESS but with the events with his daughter I didn’t say anything and just went along with it to the point of putting a deposit down. What on earth was I thinking?!?!
Here is the first dress that was front runner and the one I actually put the deposit down on. I can’t find the original picture of me in the dress, but lets just say the more I looked at it the more it just wasn’t me.
I realized quickly how this wasn’t me and called up and immediately had them go with the second dress with a corset back
So here is the dress I fell in love with and ended up buying as soon as I saw it in Diamond White from another bride
Maggie Sottero Jenna
Jenna is the style I wanted all along. It’s tight fitting to show off my curves and it has bling as well as the corset back.
So now I have to make final payment on the Jasmine dress so I am stuck with it. I’ve been thinking about possibly getting a second dress for the reception. It was an idea I was playing with, but now with the fact I’ve got two dresses do I used the Jasmine dress as my second dress or try and sell it – take a loss of a pretty substantial amount IF I can sell it. OR do I use that dress?
Here is a picture of our venue which I had not picked out at the time I originally went dress shopping:
So I think the Jasmine dress matches the venue pretty good and it is a pretty dress, I just feel it doesn’t do me as much justice as the Jenna dress.
So do I wear both dresses?
If so, which should I wear for the wedding and which for the reception?
Or do I suck it up, take a loss and continue looking for a second dress?
Please help because I have no idea what to do about this dress situation