- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I can pick a wonderful man with great ease but when it comes to everything else I can’t make a decision to save my life. I am truly my own worst enemy when it comes to this.
We have roughly 1 1/2 years until our wedding and maybe that is part of my problem but nothing wows me. I then get frustrated and talk to my Fiance about eloping for a week or two and start the process all over again(poor him, but he’s a trooper)
Anyway I started trying on gowns last month. I went to one store;the only store I ever really wanted to go to. While there I found two beautiful dresses that completely caught me off guard. They are not what I initially set out to get. One is a Maggie Sottero dress called Geneva. The other is a Watters dress(from their WToo line) called Ava. Both of these dresses are beautiful and they could be the one but I just don’t know. Flash forward to this week. I’m browsing online and find two gowns(very similar) made by Maggie Sottero called Ella and Ella Marie. I search for pictures of real brides wearing these dresses and fell in online love with them. I began my search. After contacting over 100 hundred bridal salons, boutiques, shops and warehouse within a 4 hour drive of my home I have come up with exactly 0 places that have either dress in stock. Out of those 100+ stores only 2 offer a loaner program where you pay a fee, they order the dress for you to try on and that fee goes toward the dress if you buy it. One store said they positively had 3 or 4 dresses that were extremely similar that I could try on to see if I liked them and then order one of those dresses.
I’m extremely hesistant to try the loaner program because both stores have HORRIBLE reputations(ordering the wrong gown, terrible alterations, impolite staff, etc.) and because I don’t want to lose 200+ dollars if either dress doesn’t work out. But I don’t want to try on similar gowns and order one of these gowns hoping it works out for the best.
My Maid/Matron of Honor contacted several stores and found one that is roughly 8-9 hours away that carries one of the dresses. But that just seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to for a wedding gown plus I have no idea how I’d work in a 9 hour road trip between a full time job and finishing up school not to mention trying to work around her grad school schedule and internship.
Idk I guess there is a question in there somewhere or many I’m just ranting. I just feel like part of me is worrying too much about a silly dress but the other part of me says, “You never get to dress up and this is a celebration of the most important commitment you’ll ever make so go all out. “