- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
Saturday I went to the Bridal Outlet in Lincoln, NE and finally bought my dress. ^_^ I’ve had a seriously rough time deciding on a dress. I originally, positively *knew* that I wanted a v neck dress and preferably one with lace. I loved the idea of having straps and that was my #1 requirement. With a budget of under $800 and a limited choice of bridal shops (hello, Nebraska!), I ended up getting pretty discouraged that I couldn’t find anything flattering on me in a bridal size 10-12. There were several dresses that were perfectly satisfactory, and while I figured I was just too pragmatic to get overly excited about a dress, I kinda wished that I could try one on and *ding* immediately know it’s perfect and end all the agonizing and waffling.
I will be perfectly honest, in a way I settled, if by settling we mean that I never found exactly what I’d envisioned (caveat: in my budget. With a bigger budget I’m pretty sure I could have kept looking and eventually found a v-neck that I loved). But I chose my dress, Mori Lee 4501, because:
1. The sample fits perfectly (even though the ruching is a little pulled apart on the sample from being tried on so many times). The length is perfect for ballet flats or kitten heels, and with the corset back, I won’t need any alterations at all, which is awesome.
2. Silk satin. Though it’s a little heavy and kinda hot, it won’t wrinkle too bad, which is what I really dislike about taffeta.
3. My sister, mom and Future Mother-In-Law absolutely LOVE the dress and maintain that it does great things to my figure (suck in that tummy, corset!). My sister is my style guide, so I try to go by what she recommends when possible. ^_^
4. The price. With taxes, I came out at $660 which was well within my budget and allows me more leeway for accessories.
Ultimately, I made my dress decision based heavily on practicalities and efficiency. No alterations? Score. But having said that, I am happy to report that when I was buying my dress, I tried it on (yet again), and I did feel a thrill of excitement knowing that this would be the dress I would be married in, the dress that Mr Spin (who was sitting in the parking lot waiting for me ^_^) would see me in on our wedding day. And I am SO excited for that, and frankly, I’m happy that I finally felt excited about a dress. ^_^
Sorry for the novel when all you wanted was pics! 😀 Here they are. Ignore my stack of hair ties on my wrist, plz. ^_^