- 1 year ago
- Wedding: April 2019 - USA
So this post got flagged as spam for some reason so I am reposting. My mom came into town for a visit last week and I made a couple appointments to look at wedding gowns. The first appointment I tried on about 5 gowns and then I found The One. It is a pale blue Pronovias ballgown with a fitted lace bodice. I really wanted a blue dress since I got engaged and didn’t expect I would find one, nor did I expect I would like the shape of a ballgown either. This dress just completely blew me away. But…it was wayyy out of my price point. My mom offered to pay for it on the spot, but I said no. I wanted to see I could find anything better for a good price at my next appointment. I took my chances and hoped that the gown would still be there if I came back to it.
The next day, we went with my best friend and her mom to the next appointment. I tried on a few gowns and it just wasn’t happening. I then found one that I really liked- it was a mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline, low back, straps, and totally blinged out. Very sexy. Everything I was looking for. But… it was gold. My whole wedding theme is cool tones – silver and blue. It’s a spring wedding. I would have to rethink the whole theme- but the price was right and I did like it. Everyone around me really wanted this one to be “the one”, so I was feeling some pressure. So I bought it on the sample sale – non returnable.
The next day my mom went home and I was a mess… I was crying all day and feeling generally really crappy about my decision. I felt like I should logically love my dress so much more than the other one, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. My dad and stepmom knew something was wrong when I brought it home and suggested I go back and try it again to see if I would still like it so much. They told me not to worry about price. If it was really the one, they would purchase it and we’d forget about the other gown. They were truly so understanding and generous… <3 So we went, tried them both on again… and I was still in love. The blue gown just did something for me that the other gown didn’t. This dress gave me more of that “bridal” feeling. It was lighter and it had the blue I really wanted. So I said “yes” and my stepmom pulled out a mini bottle of champagne from her purse and we celebrated!!! What a trip…
Now I get to be married in the gown of my dreams. It’s hard to pick up the blue in pics because it is so pale.. but hopefully you can see!! The only thing I want to change about it is to add some beading and sparkle to the bodice.