- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Ok I wrote all this up a few hours ago and then it disappeared after I posted, like a glitch or something. So I hope it doesn’t show up as a double post…Sorry!
Bee’s I had a Bat shit CRAY afternoon….totally CRAZY.
It was 1 o’clock, I was just casualy surfing facebook…when a shop from back home started posting some of their new dresses. This shop is known for going to Kleinfelds and purchasing their older samples, they use the money they make from the sales to donate to the YWCA’s program that assists women who are victims or domestic abuse. So positive point 1- the money goes to something AWESOME.
Well one of the dresses they posted was Lazaro 3108….I repeat LAZARO! I freaked! This has been my dream dress since day one of looking. I called my mom and was bonkers because here is the problem:
I am now 21 hours away from the dress! I begged her to go look at it and check it out, i even asked her to try it on!
between 1 and 4 I hopped in the shower did the quickest mock-up make-up and hair EVER and raced to the nearest Lazaro carrying boutique. I had tried 3108 on before but the white color with the vanilla top was NOT for me. SO I wanted to see the actual blush color, this new boutique didn’t carry it but could mock it up with the skirt of one dress and the top of another. I was sold on the blush color, omg I can pull it off! Woop woop!
So I called the place that donates to the YWCA and I was the first to call on it, and could reserve it for 7 days (freakin’ AWESOME), then she verified the price. Ladies, make sure your not holding a hot cup of coffee and are sitting. Dress price:
I could never justify $4000+ for a dress, nor could I afford it BUT 400!??? Now you are talking my language! That being said it needs some alterations. the very top layer of tulle is ripped (those skirts are huge and it can be removed), the belt is missing a few beads, the buttons have been removed from the back, and it needs a good cleaning. The consultant said that an alterations company looked the dress over and quoted it around needing $400-500 in work….so you mean $800-900, for Lazaro 3108???
It’s not an issue of it being fake or completely ruined, but I cant go try on this exact dress. I’ve just tried it on in the wrong color, and now I’ve seen the color of this dress….What am I waiting on!! I’m going to call this alterations place and get them to verify (as close as they can) to the quote. The alterations place is legit, I have a friend that used them. AHH!! 400!!!
Will I regret the sherbet color? I know I can’t beat this price. Will the alterations be outrageous? I could never afford this dress new, and wasn’t planning on buying new. Will it fit? I need to lose 2 dress sizes, but that was already in the works and I have a year. AH, help settle my mind, Bees.