- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
Saturday I went to the Bridal Outlet in Lincoln, NE and finally bought my dress. ^_^ I’ve had a seriously rough time deciding on a dress. I originally, positively *knew* that I wanted a v neck dress and preferably one with lace. I loved the idea of having straps and that was my #1 requirement. With a budget of under $800 and a limited choice of bridal shops (hello, Nebraska!), I ended up getting pretty discouraged that I couldn’t find anything flattering on me in a bridal size 10-12. There were several dresses that were perfectly satisfactory, and while I figured I was just too pragmatic to get overly excited about a dress, I kinda wished that I could try one on and *ding* immediately know it’s perfect and end all the agonizing and waffling.
I will be perfectly honest, in a way I settled, if by settling we mean that I never found exactly what I’d envisioned (caveat: in my budget. With a bigger budget I’m pretty sure I could have kept looking and eventually found a v-neck that I loved). But I chose my dress, Mori Lee 4501, because:
1. The sample fits perfectly (even though the ruching is a little pulled apart on the sample from being tried on so many times). The length is perfect for ballet flats or kitten heels, and with the corset back, I won’t need any alterations at all, which is awesome.
2. Silk satin. Though it’s a little heavy and kinda hot, it won’t wrinkle too bad, which is what I really dislike about taffeta.
3. My sister, mom and FMIL absolutely LOVE the dress and maintain that it does great things to my figure (suck in that tummy, corset!). My sister is my style guide, so I try to go by what she recommends when possible. ^_^
4. The price. With taxes, I came out at $660 which was well within my budget and allows me more leeway for accessories.
Ultimately, I made my dress decision based heavily on practicalities and efficiency. No alterations? Score. But having said that, I am happy to report that when I was buying my dress, I tried it on (yet again), and I did feel a thrill of excitement knowing that this would be the dress I would be married in, the dress that Mr Spin (who was sitting in the parking lot waiting for me ^_^) would see me in on our wedding day. And I am SO excited for that, and frankly, I’m happy that I finally felt excited about a dress. ^_^
Sorry for the novel when all you wanted was pics! 😀 Here they are. Ignore my stack of hair ties on my wrist, plz. ^_^