(Closed) New Bee + Dress Pics! (and maybe some dress doubt) o_o

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Pretty!!!! Love it

Post # 4
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Helper bee

@rosacreative:  

Very pretty! I just saw the first pic and was going to suggest adding a sparkly belt then I scrolled down, perfect!  I think you’ll be able to sell it no problem, try ebay.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

WOW! I think this is a VERY beautiful and unique dress. I love how flowy it is. It’s my in my top 10 of dress I’ve seen on these message boards! Honestly!

Dress regret is totally normal. I had it too. Looking at more dresses is just going to confuse you and make everything frustrating! Just remind yourself that you bought the dress for a reason. You look stunning!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

WOW! I think this is a VERY beautiful and unique dress. I love how flowy it is. It’s my in my top 10 of dress I’ve seen on these message boards! Honestly!

Dress regret is totally normal. I had it too. Looking at more dresses is just going to confuse you and make everything frustrating! Just remind yourself that you bought the dress for a reason. You look stunning!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Oh it’s so romantic! The veil and the belt definitely make it. It looks amazing on you!!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@rosacreative:  Hi! As long as I can remember I have wanted a Reem Acra dress. I loved her ballgowns. I went to 2 different high-end stores in my search and both times pulled multiple Reem Acra’s off the rack without seeing the tags. I was drawn to her ballgowns like a moth to a flame. It didn’t have to do with material, or beading (kenneth pool also makes bautiful beaded ballgowns)– it had to do with the fact that something way down deep in me connected with Reem Acra dresses. Like, in my heart. I know how superficial that sounds and I don’t care.

I was destined to wear a Reem Acra dress. I’ve been talking about them for over ten years. Well, I got engaged and I went to try on dresses. The only dress that gave me that ohmygod moment was a Reem ballgown that was almost $6K. My budget was $2K. I passed on the Reem Acra and then spent $700 on a Pronovias that didn’t make me happy, and several more months chasing down other dresses to try to get the feeling of the Reem Acra ballgown.

None even came close. Until today, when I paid $3200 for a sample Reem Acra ballgown in the same collection as the omg dress. THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS. For a dress. 

Guess what? It was worth every penny.

I’m a public school teacher. I make $45K a year. I work a second full time job at a large hardware store. Sometimes I go into school at 6:30 AM and get off my hardware job at 10PM. And it was worth every single penny to be able to hand over my debit card today for the dress that is really, truly 100% MY dress.

I will never have regrets about it. I will never feel like it is a knock-off, or not quality enough, or not fabulous enough. Because it is straight-up magical in every way and worth every single penny.

My best advice to you is to save yourself the heartache of trying to “settle” for something else cheaper than the Lela Rose. That’s your dress girl, and you look stunning in it.

Now don’t look back. In 20 years, the extra $500 you went over budget will not even stick in your memory. But you will always love your dress.

 

Please feel free to read my posts about my dress saga in my profile. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It is beautiful. You look better in it than the model! Xx

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am very similar — I have LOVED Oscar de La Renta’s dresses since I very first started browsing around online. I probably tried on a total of 10-ish dresses and ultimately ended up with an Oscar, and one of his most “minimal” and classic ones at that. It was one of the first I ever loved online.

It was also close to 7k before alterations, so I feel you on cost. I am also tiny (5’4″ size 00) so I am not counting on resale either, allthough I may try. It may not seem like it when you look around the internet, but there really ARE a lot of smaller girls out there! You can also have the seamstress alter the dress from a larger size down to where it can be let out a couple sizes of need be. I am disproportionately large in the bust (32Dish) so I am having mine altered down in this way — hoping that may increase the resale appeal.

ALL that being said — what i noticed about this whole thing is that there is something to be said for gut feelings. you and I both loved these designers we ended up with from the begining! That’s SO exciting. Also, being super small, I really noticed that many of the more elaborate gowns that so many other ladies love just kind of overpowered me. With my dress it’s so minimal and “classic” the salon consultant told me few people had even tried on the sample. But for me, it was the first dress I really felt like I was “wearing” and was not “wearing me.” I work hard to maintain an amazing figure and a simpler dress shows that off. I think the same thing when I see your dress. It’s beautiful and elegant, but you still definitely notice how beautiful YOU are as well.

I think you made a fantastic choice and part of the key to remaining happy is to (in the absense of obvious negative issues) focus on the great things about the choice and stop thinking “well maybe there is something better??” Also, I always say “the fixtures” (body, skin, hair, etc) are what contribute most to a woman’s beauty, not clothing! The dress is beautiful! Now you can move on the focusing on eating healthy, exercising, maybe amping up your skin and hair care to get yourself to the best physical version you can be for the big day. (Not that I think you NEED to change anything, I am just saying there are other positive places to channel the energy about your wedding day look other than the dress after youve made a decison.)  🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I love it! And I ended up buying a dress like the one I searched out from the beginning (the first was discontinued). Even after I tried on 60ish dresses after it

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t think you should be regretting that purchase at all. It seems you’re more nervous about everything surrounding the purchase, and less to do with the dress itself. The dress does have a quirky detail, the ruffle at the front. It’s beautiful, has a little bit of a “couture” look because it is unique – I think you just don’t realize it. Nowadays, you’d be hard pressed to find such a classic gown with great detailing, and I think this is one of them. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

That dress is made for you. If I’d have seen it on the model, I’d have ruled it out. On her, I don’t like it all. On you, it’s stunning. Own it, it’s perfect! 

I did EXACTLY the same thing as you: bought the dress before the proposal, showed FI a lot of dresses & he picked out the one I bought, got it at a sample sale, the whole works. Too funny. I have moments of worrying too, but I just keep looking at the pictures of it and reminding myself how much I love it. 

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