- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
So my fiance and I are finally getting married after a year of engagement. We didn’t really have a set date yet because I am in college in NYC and he lives all the way in PA. So we travel back and forth a lot to see each other on weekends, and we he has a season off from work. Well maybe less then a month ago out of the blue he said let’s get married this summer and I got excited because I was thinking of that as well. Right before classes starts would be perfect to take care of all the planning. What I didn’t know is what it would take. Apparently now I am being told that I am too late when it comes to buying a Wedding Dress for that date and I am about to have a nervous break down because I am still in class and have 2 days out of the week that I can even go and look at Wedding Dress. Tuesday and Saturdays. Since sundays I heard most places are closed.
Here is my delema. I am maybe a size 4, 6 if you ball park it there. I am not tiny, but I am not big. I have a bit of curves here and there. For the past three days I have been doing nothing but research on Wedding Dress under $1000, because we are doing an outdoor wedding and the dress is prob going to get ruined anyway. So why waste more ? I looked at a few stores that are easy for me to access around my area and the reviews were just horrifying. I mean like over 100 reviews, 2 stars, the latest ones all bad. I am trying to avoid all of those places but they are near by. I cannot drive so I cannot get anywhere that you need to access with a car which farther adds to my frustrations. The only people that I know that can drive is my dad and my fiance. My dad works a ton and cant take a time off atm anyway – it’s not like I need my dad to go shopping, I prefer mom sister or one of the bridesmaids. So I am stuck with the fiance who lives 4 hours away to try and get an appointment in on Sat around his area.
So today I went to a near by Dress shop to look at some dresses. The woman was very nice. Showed us the catelog, then gave us the prices of the dresses we picked that were under $1000. Problem was, it was a small boutique and they only carried a few dresses and they were all either size 1,2 or for larger women. Is that normal? For a bride to walk into a store and unable to try on the dress? She told me I would have to pick a dress I like best, and they measure me and send out the order. I don’t get to try on the dress, I don’t get to see how I will look in it. I don’t get to know if it will arive on time. She said that company doesn’t do rush charges and the dress can take up to 4 1/2 months to arrive which doesn’t help me and just farther adds to my frustration.
I had no idea that a wedding dress can take this long to get. I am the first one of my friends to get married and only been to one country wedding before in my life. Anyone has had an experience with this and can offer some support?