- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
So I bought my dress at David’s Bridal..enough said right? Well I didn’t *know* that there are many other dresses out there within the 1000-1500 range, and thought this was my only option. (I’ve never been one to look at wedding magazines, etc and was too busy with the single life when lots of my other friends were doing wedding planning!)
So I bought the Oleg Cassini cwg352. It’s a beautiful dress. I wanted lace and something more fitted. David’s Bridal doesn’t have a large selection in that area. In the past few months I have looked at all the beautiful lace dresses on this site that are more “me”. I have now found I love sweetheart necklines, full lace, no corset back.
I picked up my dress, and although my shopping experience in David’s Bridal was good..they just handed me the bag and I left. I dropped it off at my parents house and went home (FI & I live together and I didn’t want him tempted to peek).
The other day I went to my parents and decided to look at my dress again. I unzip the bag and it’s dirty at the bottom and parts of the tulle ruffles are pulled. I spent over 1,000 on a dirty dress!
I tried to convince myself it would be okay..that it was just on the satin underneath and that the tulle can be fixed just by pulling the thread so it’s not all gathered and pleated up ( It looks like it’s been stepped on and pulled).
Then yesterday I was browsing the boards looking at the thread on “tulle and lace gowns”. My Fiance was sitting beside me and decided to look at pics with me. There was another bee on there with my dress on. Several of the other dresses he commented were pretty and so did I. I said isn’t this dress pretty?
He said “NO, I hate the wavy parts of it”. That’s the part of my dress I also was questioning..that and the idea that the ruffles and tulle portion isn’t the “full lace” I had envisioned.
I do not want to be a 2 dress bride!
I called David’s Bridal today about the dirty part of my dress and the manager said they can order me another one, but it will not be in until May 2nd. My wedding is May 28th, so that may be cutting it short!
So what do you ladies think? Should I suck it up and keep my dress and see if it can be cleaned? Exchange it and hope to find something else?
I know my Fiance will probably like me in the dress and will forget about it within 5 seconds of saying that..but still it keeps lingering in the back of my mind! Not to mention i’m at home sick with step today and watching “say yes to the dress!”