- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
In my search for THE dress, I stumbled upon Maggie Sottero’s Jessie, and fell in love… But the price tag was a little out of my budget, so I looked online for similar styles. I found several similar styles I liked, among them was Cameron. I actually thought I might like Cameron even MORE than Jessie!
So I sent my list of similar dresses to my boutique to ask about pricing. Cameron, sadly, was even MORE expensive (by $450) so I told myself I wouldn’t even bother trying Cameron on (in case I fell in love with it more than Jessie, it would be pointless since it was WAY too far out of my budget!).
I tried on all the similar styles that were cheaper than Jessie, plus many others, and still came back to Jessie. The wonderful lady at the boutique could tell how much I loved that dress and helped make her fit in my budget, so I was thrilled!! My dress will get to the shop by late December/early January.
But then, I saw a ‘bee post here that she found a Cameron at a bridal expo for LESS than $1000 – WHAT! I had never even thought of checking out dresses at bridal expos! Was it possible I COULD have gotten a Cameron within my budget??
But since I never even tried on Cameron, I have no way of knowing if I would have liked her more than Jessie…. I tried finding pics of real brides wearing Cameron, and they are tough to come by. I also cannot find ANY pics of real brides wearing my Jessie.
So, I figured I would ask here…. Anyone have pictures of real brides wearing Cameron or Jessie? Please help me out! I want to see if it’s worth it for me to try on the Cameron and possibly change my mind….. I’m a size 14, so the pics of the slender models on the website don’t give me any idea what it would look like on me. 🙁
Here is ME wearing Jessie. It’s not a great photo – the only boutique in my area that had Jessie as a sample would not allow photos at all, so my Dad had to sneak this one. I was making a stupid face, my hand’s covering one of the details, and you can’t see the beautiful bubble hem! But you get the idea sort of…
And here is the model photo of Cameron:
And this link has the two in a side by side comparison.