- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
ok, so in my excitement I rushed a big wedding decision- the dress. Being on a restricted budget, after researching I realized if I wanted a new dress (not something I cared about, but still) it would likely have to be David’s Bridal. at the time, I didn’t realize that there are a few within a few hours drive across the border.
So I tried on some pre-owned via Craigslist here in vancouver, but neither fit, AND they were both serious, heavy gowns, so I realized that I didn’t want a heavy dress with a train. I took a major leap of faith and ordered two dresses from DB online.
When they arrived, one was clearly the prettier one, so I returned the other, and even though I didn’t like how the ruched neckline poufed out, I kept this one:
(trust me, doesn’t lay so nicely on me) I thought a seamstress could fix it, transform it, whatever, but I realize now that will cost me. And I’m no longer in love with it! in fact, I don’t think I ever was, I was jsut happy thinking I saved money, which now I realize I did not.
last week I walked into my local bridal shop and found an incredibly beautiful lace dress, with a true sweetheart neckline. It fit me perfectly, and because it’s the floor model and there’s a tiny tear INSIDE the bodice, it’s on sale for $200. it looks like this:
I’m completely smitten and I can’t get it off my mind. When I think about the fact that I’ll be photographed like a thousand times, I wanna look and feel amazing!
David’s Bridal has told me they will allow me to return my dress (because I kept the tags on) IF i buy a new dress from them. But that means driving hours and hours there and back into WA state, and when I look online the closest lace dress to this one is $400 and up, so in the end I’d be spending the same amount. I’m also super busy now with work and school so I don’t have the time to make the trip.
I hope that I can resell the first dress on my own, but even if I don’t, I’m willing to ‘eat’ this loss.
What should I do?!