- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Hi Bees! So you may remember me… I’m yet another indecisive bride-to-be who bought what might end up being the wrong dress. I bought it off the rack and kind of felt the pressure to buy it the day I found it because I was afraid it would be gone if I waited. Stupid. I began to doubt myself almost immediately, and within the week I was already (deep down) pretty sure I bought the wrong dress. So sad.
But thanks to all of your lovely advice, I decided not to make up my mind until I tried more dresses on. My dress is now listed for sale in a few different places, and today I went out for the first time since buying my dress and tried on some more gowns. Unfortunately, I think I liked almost all of them better than the one I own. Good news and bad news, I guess?
Anyway, I really fell in love with a gown today. It’s Mori Lee 1801, and it’s just incredible in person. My pictures truly don’t do it justice, nor do the ones on Mori Lee’s website. Also, this sample was DEFINITELY a few sizes too small, so it doesn’t look perfect. When the saleswoman held the dress up in back and helped me get an idea of how it would look if it truly fit, it worked wonders. It looked perfect. These pictures don’t. lol.. But here it is anyway!
Feeling simultaneously giddy over how pretty the dress was/almost tearing up because I loved it but wished I didn’t because now I have so much to deal with in selling my dress. Hence the weird look on my face. haha. Ignore that! And I’m sorry the photo is poor quality.
Details! The bodice is so sparkly. 🙂 And you can clearly tell it’s small on me.. oh well.
Look at the train! <3
Needless to say, I’m pretty much in love. I think it’s my dress. Here’s the one I currently own:
Ugh, another ugly face. I swear I’m not always this unphotogenic. Also, the sash isn’t the one I’d wear if I wear this dress. I’d be wearing a blush colored sash with some sparkly embellishments that match the ones at the hip.
And here are the model pictures, since my own photos aren’t the best quality:
Anyway, do you all agree that this Mori Lee dress is a lot better than the one I own? Like, better enough that it’s worth the trouble of selling my current dress and a few hundred extra dollars on top? My dress was $990 ($1400 normally, so I’m hoping I can get most of what I put in back since it was such a good deal) and this dress is $1400. If I can only get $800 back on my dress, that’s a $600 difference. Ouch. But I feel that much better in it, so I do think it’s worth it. Or am I just crazy?
Before I decided on this dress I’d definitely go to at least one more salon and try some more on, especially considering I’d be raising my budget quite a bit and opening myself up to more options, but I’m thinking it’s going to be tough to beat. I really do love it! 🙂
Thanks in advance. I’m sure you’ll all be helpful as always! Love Weddingbee. <3