- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
So, this weekend I visited my home state, where I will be having the wedding. It is 6 hours away from where I currently live, and it is hard for me to get off work, so I don’t get to go home much.
This past weekend we took advantage of the visit and had a wedding weekend planning extravaganza. I met with the caterer (which was ahorrible experience), visited the site (which was awesome), met with the cake lady (who was awesome), met with the linens lady (who was nice and accommodating),and met with the officiant (who was perfect.) Oh yea, we also picked out bridesmaid dresses. And my wedding dress. All of this, in two days.
I only went to David’s Bridal and spent 2 hours dress shopping. I only tried on 6.
I went in with a pretty clear idea of what I wanted – fit and flare, sweetheart neckline.
As I tried on dresses, it became increasingly clear to me that I loved a kind of clean “J. Crew” look. It just fits with our wedding. So, I started eliminating beading and lace.
It eventually came down to the first dress I tried on:
But I was confused. I”m involved in dinner theatre so I wear A-line dresses all the time. I knew I didn’t want an A-line dress, but I just love the simplicity of this one.
The other choice was the third I tried on:
This dress fits like a glove, and I couldn’t stop saying that I love the shape.
The choice is sexy vs. sweet and iconic vs. different.
I eventually chose dress #3 (the 2nd picture) I was ecstatic about choosing it at the time, and my mom seemed so happy. We bought it off the rack and now it is hanging in my closet.
However, the next day, I started rethinking my decision. This didn’t scare me at first because I’m a very thoughtful girl and I tend to go back and forth about things. However, the thoughts are still with me this morning.
I keep thinking that dress #1 fits my wedding better (traditional, country, rustic…in a lodge) But my table underlays are also off-white, and I dont want to blend in with those. It is also just so simple and traditional, like me…and timeless.
The dress I chose shows off that I am also fun and unique. Everyone’s comment was that the first dress was what most people would expect me to wear and this one would be more surprising. I don’t know that this is a good thing.
Also, because it was rushed, I feel a little bit cheated that I didn’t get to spend months trying on a variety of gorgeous dresses. It is fun and this is the only time in my life that I will get to do it.
What should I do? I don’t know whether or not I would feel more satisfied with the other dress hanging in my closet. I’m afraid that I might.
Also, all DB dresses are final sales. What are my options? Has anyone tried selling a never-worn wedding dress?
Thanks for listening, bees.