- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014 - Forest in PA
I have been trying to convince myself that I liked my first dress for weeks now. I came to the realization this past week that it is not going to happen. I bought my first dress because I fed off of everyone else’s emotions around me. Pretty much I walked out of the dressing room and all of my bridesmaids and mom cried, so I got emotional too and thought I had a “moment” and went with that dress.I went home happy the first day that I got my wedding dress. The next day I was looking at the pictures and thought wait… I got THAT dress? It was one of my least favorite ballgowns on the website when I was adding to my favorite list. It wasn’t anything like I wanted. I thought I was having a moment, when really I got emotional because everyone else got emotional. I wanted poofy tulle or lace in ivory that looks like it came out of a fairy tale…. I ended up getting a flowy type Oleg Cassini organza ball gown that was almost white with beading. I kept thinking maybe I can alter it to make it poofier? Add a belt? Alter the neckline? Nope none of those things would have made me love that dress. Below Is a picture of the dress that I bought the first time I went dress shopping.
Monday I saw another bee’s post of another Oleg Cassini dress that was brand new that was not in the store when I was there that she had just purchased. I clicked on it thinking what the heck I will check it out. When I saw it I immediately fell in love. It had everything I wanted, the lace the tulle the poof, sequins, and it looked like a princess dress! I called the nurses at work over and they agreed, that was what I was explaining to them for months! That dress simply had not existed at David’s Bridal till this past week. I immediately got sad, went home had a breakdown, and fessed up to my fiance that I made a big mistake and hated the one I got. I ended up showing him the dress and he agreed with why I didn’t like it. He kind of knew I didn’t like it because I did not try it on once since I brought it home.
Sooo I called David’s Bridal and asked if I could exchange my dress for any other dress but that one. They were very nice and allowed me to do so as long as it was the same price or more.
I got there today and the first thing I saw was the dress I saw on the other bee’s post! I was so happy since it is not even on the website yet! I saved that dress for last because I did not want to have any regrets this time buying on impulse. I tried on three mermaid gowns that I really really liked, two Vera Wangs and a Galina Signature. I still didn’t get that “feeling” that everyone talks about. I thought for sure I wouldn’t ever get that feeling and would have to just pick the one I felt the best in untill I put on the new Oleg Cassini and walked out of the dressing room and saw myself accross the hall in the mirror. That was it. I had my moment. I knew right away it was MY dress. It looks much more expensive that what it was. I absolutely fell in love with it at first sight.
I paired the dress with a Vera Wang Cathedral veil and a tiara and thought maybe it would be too much, however it looked perfect! I love it soo much and am so happy I went with my gut instinct and returned my dress. I wouldn’t have ever been as happy on my wedding day as I will now. I can’t wait to surprise everyone with this new dress when I walk down the aisle. I love absolutely everything about this dress and can not find one thing I don’t like!
Don’t ever doubt yourself, if you have a gut feeling go with it! I am so glad I did not dismiss my feelings!