- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
in my dress shopping adventures, i tried on a LOT of dresses. from big ballgowns to fit and flare. however, i did a majority of my dress shopping by myself. which, i planned on. i live 500 miles from my family. and my best friend just recently (three weeks ago) returned home from a year abroad in england. my former roommate went with me to a few appointments, and when i was home over the summer, i went with my mom to three appointments.
i found my dress when i was by myself. actually, i found all of the top dresses (i had a top 4) when i was by myself. my mom saw two of them on me in person, but she hasn’t been able to see the dress i put a deposit down on. she’s only seen one or two photos.
i love the dress. i think it’s beautiful. it’s simple, it’s comfortable. the second i put it on, i didn’t want to try anything else on. and i didn’t want FI to see it (he’d seen all the others). it’s beautiful, i feel beautiful in it.
i feel like i settled. i feel like i rushed. i’m two years out from the wedding. and i feel like i should have waited. and i’ve only put down like, $65 on the dress. it was a tiny deposit, not even close to what i should have put down. but it was what i had at the time. and i didn’t want to lose the chance to put down that small of an amount (the shop was having an event that weekend, you could put down a deposit of as little as $50, unlike their regular policy of 30%)
do i love the dress? yes. is it one of a kind? no. i’m pretty sure that if i call the shop, and say “i’ve changed my mind”, i’ll be able to find something similar (if not that exact dress) at a later date. closer to my wedding.
what do i do, bees? do i just keep making small payments on it (i should go over there next week to put another little bit down)? or do i call the shop and tell them i’ve changed my mind?