- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Okay ladies…I’m new here and am sure I’m not the only one with my dress ‘doubts’, but wanted to get some other opinions….
I got engaged in Nov. of 2009…my fiance and I were in the middle of also buying a house, which finally went through THIS Jan. 15th. Though, since the proposal and even up until now, we’ve been working on getting the house, moving, etc. Though, again, I’ve had ‘wedding plans’ on the brain, while my fiance has been more focused on working at getting the house worked on, etc. I’ve helped, but I’ve been in ‘la la land’ too…haha
Anyway, my main thing for now, we haven’t set a date yet, since we’re trying to settle into the house, but that hasn’t stopped me from browsing tons of ideas for the wedding….
and hasn’t stopped me from looking at dresses. 🙂 I’ve looked online a lot and really did some looking at preownedweddingdress.com and knowing the wedding was going to be on more of a low budget, I couldn’t pass up this dress I saw for under $200. So, after a couple weeks of pondering over other dresses, I finally got up the courage to ask the seller more about the dress, then I bought it.
It came the other day! It’s a little different than I thought (only b/c the color description did say Ivory, but photographed white) and it’s always a risk to buy online.
I think it will work, but not sure…b/c for one it’s a mermaid/trumpet style, which I love, but I’m not sure if it will look good on me or not, but again, felt I HAD to try. I discussed my plans with my Mom and Future Mother-In-Law and wanted them to go dress shopping with me when that time came…but then I went ahead and found this dress and bought the dress now.
Though now I think my Future Mother-In-Law is making me doubt my purchase…though I haven’t even tried it on yet….
So…..I’m supposed to try it on this weekend so the 2 of them can see it. I hope it fits the way I’m hoping! 🙂 I told myself (and my Mom and Future Mother-In-Law that if it didn’t fit now and I could work at losing some weight, etc. (I’m a pear shape…5’5″, sm./med bust, about 30″ waist, 40″ hips – at the lowest point), than I think I’d be okay with it.
Though if it’s one of those things that won’t fit no matter what….then I would at least know…even if it cost me to try it on. I can also sell it again…it wasn’t THAT much..and that was also a major point.
As much as I want to go dress shopping at salons and getting a dress $500+ or more I know , I’m apphrehensive about it b/c I do have a budget and knowing how much dresses can cost, etc. and feel I would maybe find a dress that I love that’s WAY more than I can afford and I don’t want to do that either.
I guess I have my heart set on the curvy-sexyness of a mermaid/trumpet style, though it’s not what I thought I’d like – with the tulle skirt – and I perhaps ‘jumped the gun’.
I’m anxious to get the planning going and now I feel worried…another worry…with us moving these past weeks I haven’t been to the gym OR eaten well AT ALL, so that doesn’t calm my nerves either…
Though my fiance saw the dress in person, he won’t see me try it on *until he see’s it on me the day of the wedding*
Also, I’m loving tons of other dresses I’ve seen. I would LOVE LOVE to have a big time designer gown, etc. but also am afraid of price, EVEN if I could find one for less than designer costs, it probably will be more than I would be able to pay, just for to wear it once…….
but feel I shouldn ‘t give up, so to speak, on this dress until I have tried it and want to have the ‘approval’ of my Mom and Future Mother-In-Law, but also don’t want their possible ‘dislike’ to deter me if IIII end up loving the way it looks on me or feel that I CAN pull it off..haha.
Such dilemma I’ve put myself in..err…
ANYWAY, thought it’d be cool to get something a little different too….Here’s the dress – but it’s not me in it. Again, I haven’t tried it on yet and is more ivory than white.