- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
Dress shopping was difficult for me. I originally thought that we would be getting married this summer, but due to my father’s deployment schedule we had to change our plans. So I did all of my shopping a while ago, even though my wedding isn’t actually going to be for another year.
I originally thought I wanted all lace, buttons down the back, high neckline, sleeves, etc. But every time I put on a dress like that, I hated it. It itched and It felt uncomfortable and I just felt like someone else.
Then I tried this dress on-
I loved it and I felt comfortable and pretty in it. I actually started dancing around the salon. But I had another appointment that afternoon, and they would not allow me to take pictures or even tell me who the designer of the dress was (they weren’t very friendly), and we left without it. I also kept on going back to the fact that I hadn’t wanted poofy- I wanted lace and sleeves. It was more than I wanted to spend, but my mom bought my dress and she was more willing to splurge than I was.
I tried on a bunch of other lace dresses that didn’t quite feel right, until we came across this one.
(So sorry it is sideways-computer wouldn’t let me flip it) It was different, but I really liked it, and my mom went in the next day to put a deposit down on it (I think if we paid within a certain number of days we got a discount) I was supposed to go in and get measured so that they could order it, but when I went in I just saw all of the things I hated about it. I had shown too many people too many of the dresses that I tried on, and I had too many opinions, and it was at this point that I had also found out about having to postpone the wedding. I didn’t even know what season we would be getting married. Basically when I put the dress on again to get measured, I started crying, not happy tears. We decided not to order it at the time and wait a bit.
THEN (here is where we get to my dress) I was notified that the shop was having a big sample sale, and I went. I tried on a bunch of dresses but I found one that I loved. It is very simple, but when I put it on I felt happy and pretty and wanted to dance and run around. This dress.
I liked it a lot, I felt happy, it gave me a tiny waist, and it was 500 dollars off the rack-no flaws. I took it. I still love it.
But I feel like something is missing. Everytime I go to a wedding or see pictures of dresses with lace or more embellishment I feel like mine is missing something. I don’t like the flower that came on the dress. It is detachable. I thought about adding a different belt, but I am not sure.
Recently I have been contemplating cutting layers into the organza skirt of the dress that I have, similar to the first dress that I tried on and liked. The other idea I had was to sew lace onto it somehow, but I a not sure where. I still kind of want some sort of sleeve, so I have been contemplating that as well.
The other idea I had was to add a layer of organza to the top of the bodice, and then to put detail onto that, similar to this dress that is WAY out of my budget.
Maybe if I even just made those little silk flowers and sewed them onto the bodice with pearls as the center.
I told my fiance that I was thinking of taking scissors to my dress (he hasn’t seen it yet) and he thinks I am crazy. But I want to do something that makes it a bit more unique than it currently is.
What do you think?
If it helps, we are getting married at a camp, in the forest. I think I will be wearing a flower crown in my hair.