- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
I loved my DB Galina Signature dress. I still do. When I was dress shopping this winter, I did what budget-savvy brides do and I refused to try on anything over budget. When I looked online for dresses I saw one I loved, but it was over a thousand dollars, so I didn’t even ask. Instead, I found my ballgown, loved it, and ordered it. It wasn’t what I had originally thought I’d want, but it’s a lovely princess dress.
Fast forward to today, and damn you, Google Ads and browser caches.
David’s Bridal pops up in the sidebar, showing a picture of That One Dress with a markdown price. A markdown that put it well within budget. Problem is, I ordered my Galina online in January, and the website says they don’t do returns after 14 days. All tags have to be intact, etc. It’s obviously been over 14 days, and when I took the dress to my local DB to be steamed, they took the tags out! I thought I may as well just not even go look at That One Dress and be happy with my ballgown.
I called anyway.
DB Online said they’d refund me my full purchase price of the ballgown, even without the tags. All I have to do is ship.
I scooted off to my local store after work today and there, she was, my Vera Wang White:
The front part of the bubble hem will be taken down a bit, and the pleats will be pressed nice and crisp.
I was so excited, I was literally shaking. It fit. It was stunning. The fabric is rich and the cut makes the most of the 15-lb weight loss I’ve had since my first shopping trip. I LOVE it. It’s a little more glam, more grown up than my ballgown (I’m 31 now, I can be a grownup), and I am so, so happy.
I never thought I’d be one for dress regret – my ballgown really is wonderful and I don’t REGRET it, per se. But it’s like this was a sign! It even matches the veil I already had to go with the ballgown. There was no “what do I do?” or “should I?” moment. Not one. I placed my deposit.
Now, what color sash?