Post # 1
I went to a Maggie Sottero trunk show a few weeks ago and ended up purchasing what I thought was my dream gown — “Bethany.” It was a good combination of everything I had been looking for — lace, a little beading, cap sleeves, and a little color (it’s light gold over ivory). I was debating between getting the Bethany and the Emma dress, but ended up choosing the Bethany because I liked the soft look of the lace and the beading at the neckline.
I was really excited when I bought “Bethany” — I was sure I had found the one and was glad my search was over (I had gone to about four different bridal salons, had 6 appointments among the four stores, and had probably tried on 30+ dresses and every single sillhouette possible!). But, now that it’s been a few weeks, I’m starting to have some doubts – I think to myself, should I have gone with a more “ballgown” look? But I had tried on ballgowns and hadn’t liked the sillhouette as much as the slim a-line. I also think to myself, should I have gone with a fit and flare? But I had also tried on a few fit and flare gowns and hadn’t liked the feel of them as much (I have much bigger hips so the fit and flares just made me look hippy!).
I think I’m just going through withdrawal for my dress — all I have are the sorta-fuzzy phone pictures I took. I kind of want to go back and make an appointment to try on my gown again, but the store I bought it in is kind of far away (I drove around 30 miles to get to the trunk show!). So, has anybody ever done that? Gone back to the store to try on their dress? I think it might make me fall in love with it all over again, but my fiance is worried that I’ll end up trying more dresses and then end up regretting the decision!
Here is a pic of the dress in case anybody’s interested in what it looks like (I think it looks better in person than on the MS website and in this pic!):
Post # 2
I think it’s gorgeous on you! I would visit my dress if I could… but it’s at my mothers house 16 hours away soo… lol
I ahve all the same feelings about my dress. We are altering mine quite a bit (adding straps and more beading on the neckline and bodice) so I know I’ll end up loving it, but I look at the pics of my dress from the day I tried it on and I’m like…. did I make the right choice? :/
I think we both did, and it’s just part of the doubt of wanting the day to be perfect.
I also got a Maggie, mine is a discontinued style though, Mirabella. In light gold.
Post # 3
dietfrog: you dress is beautiful! I actually would love to try my dress on again but since it was a part of a trunk show it is no longer there plus it was way too small so i’m just anxious to get it in my size!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
dietfrog: Don’t go back to visit, that’s a waste of the time of the sales people that have to pull it and get you into it. Unless you are seriously considering getting a different dress, which from reading your post it seems like you have found the right one!
Post # 5
Oh my gosh, your dress is flawless!!! Wow! You look so amazing. (brinny04, you look amaaazing as well!)
I think buying a dress and waiting for it to arrive is like being in a long distance relationship. You know it’s great, especially when you’re with it, but the doubts accidentally trickle in while you wait to see it next and fall in love again. It’s normal. Human minds suck in that they love to worry. Just trust your instincts — you felt beautiful in that dress! It’s the one! (And, to ease your worries, it’s definitely bridal enough! Truthfully with your awesome figure, a ballgown really wouldn’t do you justice)
Post # 6
shlobin: thank you!
Oh and at the bridal salon I went to “visit” the other dress I was considering buying, and the sales lady welcomed me to come anytime and bring whoever to show them. So I don’t really think it’s an inconveniance to them.
Post # 7
brinny04: The Mirabella looks beautiful on you! I think it is tough when all we have to go on is our imagination and our relatively blurry photos. But from what I can see, it’s a beautiful gown.
Lalavla: Thank you! The one I tried on was part of the trunk show, but the store had actually already gotten a sample in stock! So I was able to try on two different colors — light gold over light gold and light gold over ivory.
mchitt329: I agree, that’s why I’m hesitant about doing so — if I did, I’d rather just go back to the store I bought the dress from and tell them in advance I just want to try on that dress again!
shlobin: Thank you 🙂 I agree, I do feel like it’s a long distance relationship of sorts… trying to trust my instincts on this one!