- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
Sorry to keep posting, but I continue to have dress drama :-
I was originally looking for a tulle ballgown with lots of sparkle and straps. I later decided that I do not like the way a lot of embroidery and beading can photograph as grey, so I ended up with these three dresses with tulle skirts and illusion necklines. I originally wanted to spend $2500 or less but the price is not an issue except that I don’t want to spend money unnecessarily.
DRESS ONE – Romona Keveza L259
I went to the store this morning fully intending to buy this dress, which I really, really like. It is $3200 with a 10% trunk show discount that brings it down to $2880. It does not come with a belt, but it definitely needs one, so I would have to buy a belt. I like that it is plain and classic.
DRESS TWO – Romona Keveza L509
They had some new dresses in because of the trunk show so I tried on this one, my mother loved it, and I was going to buy it even though it is $4000. Only drawback is the lace really irritated my skin, but the seamstress showed me how she could sew an invisible layer of organza underneath the top.
But then the saleswoman would NOT negotiate with me and was SUPER nasty to me about it. Then when I tried to say there was another store I had called that has lower prices to try to get her to price match, she took the super professional step of calling the dress rep over and making her promise in front of me that no one in our area would be allowed to order the dress for me except them.
I called my Maid/Matron of Honor and she was like “you should complain to the owner!” which made me realize that I left out the part where she’s the owner’s freaking daughter. Ugh.
DRESS THREE – Allure 9073
I tried this dress on weeks ago and didn’t love it at the time, but I was thinking about it this afternoon because the neckline is similar to the other two. It is only $1800. I liked that it was super sparkly, but I HATE HATE HATE the lace on the skirt hem though. I called the store I tried it on at and she said Allure does not like to make changes but we could ask. Or she said their seamstress might be able to take it off but I’m afraid it would ruin it. My other concern now is that all the sparkly might look tacky. I don’t want to look like I bought my dress at the prom dress outlet :-
In order to be allowed to leave the store this morning they pressured me into making a follow up appointment for tomorrow afternoon while the trunk show is still going on, so that will be my last chance to get either of the two Romona Keveza dresses with the 10% discount.
But I’ve also already made an appointment for next Saturday with the people who have that Allure dress. There are two other Allure dresses I liked (9050 and 9058) but the store does not carry either of those, which I have learned means they may as well not exist. I mention them only because they both have nice plain tulle skirts so it gives me a little hope that Allure might let me make the change.
Please help me decide what to do!!! I just need to decide by tomorrow morning at 10am whether to cancel my afternoon appointment.