- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I always knew I’d cry & have the *moment* when I tried on the PERFECT wedding dress. I’ve cried many x’s while watching “Say yes to the dress” & was VERY decisive on what looked best for the brides on the show, but my goodness.. why couldn’t I do the same for myself?!?!?! I can’t believe how undetached I was emotionally during my hunt for a wedding dress. I actually printed out a blurry picture of my dream dress [Lazaro 3003] and that’s what I brought with me to the 10 bridal shops. To my surprise, there was very little out there in terms of beaded & embroidered mermaid gowns. I grew quite stressed by the 5th shop and began to feel under such pressure.. especially with all the shops telling me they’d need to Rush Order the dress for it to come in time for my august wedding.
So, I decided to finally go for it and try to track down the Lazaro gown in the picture I was toting around. I had gone dress shopping with my mom for about 2 weeks and by the time I met my first Lazaro dress [Lazaro 3002], she was ready for the hunt to end and was urging me to “JUST BUY IT & BE DONE!”, but I simply couldn’t.. I was holding out for [Lazaro 3003], which was the less poofy, more mermaid version than the super poofy, trumpet version that [Lazaro 3002] is. So, I went with my guts and called every retailer to track down the 3003 sample gown & finally found one @ Kleinfeld. I made the appointment and ended up just trying on those 2 dresses. Yeap, only the 3002 & the 3003. So, below you will find a picture of me in both gowns. I don’t know how I came to be so desensitized. I think it was because I could sense how my mom was annoyed and frustrated with me in being so indecisive. She felt strongly about the 3002, but when I lightly suggested maybe the 3003 was more my style, she said “Ok then! GO with that one then!!” I suppose I wanted my mom’s genuine approval of the one i was slightly leaning more towards. I actually did feel like crying because at that moment.. I had wished my Fiance was there.. as my perfect balance.. he helps guide me to the light in a logical and sweet way, but my mom was maybe not the best person for this situation.
I’m sorry for the ongoings.. honestly, I’m just saddened that dress shopping/choosing wasn’t that great of an experience for me & in the end, I’m unsure if I made the right choice.
*I also wanted to add a few more details about the dresses:
-Audrey from Kleinfeld (my consultant) said that the 3002 was more stunning, whereas the 3003 would pretty much be an evening gown if it were in a different color.
-My mom also said the 3002 was more of a WOW dress than the 3003.
Can you guess which dress I decided to order? I’d tell you guys, but I’m afraid it’ll sway the poll.
Lazaro 3002 below
Lazaro 3003 below
*Sorry for the picture quality! These were the least blurry,best pix that my mom could sneakily take on her phone-hah!