Post # 1
I need to let out some crazies.
So I have been a *patiently* waiting bee, letting my hunny take his sweet old time planning and scheming the proposal. I know he has the ring, I also know it’ll happen sometime this month (our 6 year anniversary is a week away) and I’m on pins and needles. And of course, I’m playing the part of the unknowing girlfriend…after all his planning, I wouldn’t dare ruin his surprise and excitement. So what’s a girl to do while she waits for the big moment? Secretly start planning, of course! So yesterday I was out and about with mama dukes. There was a bridal boutique we decided to go into just for fun…and there it was. A beaded, trumpet Oleg Cassini dress. It was beautiful and everything I wanted in a dress. Simple, chic, understated but dreamy. It was going to be discontinued next month so it was on sale for 700 dollars. The kicker? It was the last one in my size. Now I’m not big into cosmic fate, the dress did not find me…it is afterall, just a dress. But damnit, it is beautiful. My mom had to pry the thing off my hands. I didn’t dare try it on since I knew I’d love it and purchase it right then and there. I guess I didn’t want to jump the gun, maybe I’m just wrapped up in the initial excitement of it all. I’m sure there are many equally beautiful dresses out there and still so many logistics to consider before purchasing one (season, style, budget…). So anyway, I just wanted to break a small seal off my wedding crazed brain. Pray that I can keep it all together!!! 🙂
Post # 2
if you are 100% certain he is going to ask you soon and you both talked about plans for a wedding immediately to follow then i would probably buy it and store it away secretly. however, im a person that believes things may not always go as planned so i prob wouldnt risk it…until youre actually planning the wedding and paying for the things you may end up doing a wedding that was totally different than your vision. sometimes you end up changing what you wanted in a dress to go with a dress that compliments the venue and the theme.
Post # 3
You should try it on to see if you still love it- I loved things on the hanger that just didnt look good on. Also u may be sad if u buy it now bc you’ll miss out on going dress shopping w family or friends.
Post # 4
You should try on the dress- you might be surprised and not love as much as you thought you would (or maybe you won’t). That is an amazing price for a wedding gown- especially a beaded gown.
However, be aware that new styles come out all the time and there are SO many gorgeous wedding dresses out there, and that you might just love the dress because you are just starting the process of thinking about your wedding. I really wanted this dress I tried on at the first store I went to that was on clearance for 700 dollars (also an Oleg Cassini actually… but an aline gown). I felt pretty in it and was overcome by being in a wedding dress for the first time and by the price. My mom wanted me to look at more dresses, so we let the dress go. While the initial dress was pretty especially for the price, the color of the dress wasn’t particularly flattering on me, and the dress I actually ended up buying is significantly more detailed, better made, and more gorgeous (in fact I tried on MANY dresses after that one I liked more). Granted my actual wedding gown is almost 3X the price… but it really is at least 3X as beautiful and flattering on me, and I think I definitely would have had major dress regret had I actually bought that gown (especially because that was still like 17 months before the wedding).
Post # 5
soon2bhitched: I guess that you can try it on, but this is the thing:
You know you will have the ring, but have you nailed down a venue? A lot of brides don’t buy their dresses until they book their venue b/c the venue tends to set the ambience for what the dress should look like. For example, before I was engaged I dreamed of wearing a huge ballgown wedding dress in a scartlet red color (lol). However, guess what? Once we got engaged and started planning, our venue turned out to be a smallish restaurant where a huge ballgown would have been impractical (I ended up wearing a short ruffly white dress). If the dress you love is practical and universal, then go for it if you like it on. If not, I would personally pass.