Post # 1
hi ladies, i would love some advice. i’m less than 5 months from my wedding and have yet to find a dress. i found one that i like very much (watters delicia) but have a few others i would love to try on (also watters) before i take the plunge – i can’t afford to be a two dress bride so i need to be 100% confident in my one and only purchase!! the problem is none of the stores in my area seem to carry the dresses i want to try on. i am so frustrated and am contemplating ordering the delicia online to get the process over with. please help! any suggestions? do i settle??
Post # 3
When’s your wedding? see if there is a trunk show nearby or call the designer and they can let you know who near you carries that style usually. I drove 4 hrs to try on my “dream” dress. Well, the dream went poof when I tried it on, but if I hadn’t gone I would have ALWAYS wondered, what if…
Post # 4
No one can really answer this for you, obviously. It depends to what length you will go to try on a dress. KLP has some good ideas.
But I think if you really can’t find them within your own definition of reasonable efforts, stop torturing yourself! If you like a dress and feel great in it and feel like it reflects you and your day, maybe that’s the dress for you. Even people who find their ‘dream dress’ wonder ‘what if?’ when they see other dresses (there’s tons of dresses out there and there’s always more coming), so don’t necessarily expect to always feel ‘100% confident’ even after you think you’ve found it.
You know yourself and whether you’re going to be tormented by thinking of the alternate realities of wearing those other dresses.
And finally, the Delicias is a beautiful dress. Seriously beautiful.
Post # 5
thanks bug-in-a-rug, great advice!
KLP2010, also great – i drove about an hour away and get discouraged when i didn’t find a thing! 4 hours??? wow, maybe i should try that also – at least you appeased the “what if” question!
Post # 6
Honestly, there will always be more dresses you could look at, just like there will always be more men you could date, but at some point you have to stop and say “This is the one I love, and I’m sticking with it! (or him!)” If you love the watters dress you’ve tried on, then buy it and stop looking. There are a million beautiful dresses out there, and you’ll never be able to try them all. I’ll admit it, there are times when I get dress envy when I see some beautiful dress that I never tried on. But in the end I know I’ll be much happier if I just try to focus on how much I love my dress rather than wondering “what if…”
Post # 7
newlyengd – just beware, I KNEW they had it in stock 😉