- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2016
I have a dilemma. So, I bought a wedding dress a year ago. It was the FIRST thing I ran out and did, and I don’t know why I put so much pressure on myself to purchase a dress so quickly, but I did, and it was a big mistake. I starting doubting the dress on the way home from the bridal boutique, but because I’m too stubborn, too proud, or too pragmatic, I refused to change it! Since purchasing the gown, we’ve changed a lot about our wedding, and the dress is still not wowing me!! I’ve tried to talk myself in to it, but I can’t hide my doubts anymore. The wedding is November, so I knew I needed to do something soon if I wanted to change the dress!!
I went out in search of something that could top the dress, and below is what I found. I want to know ya’lls opinions! I will post pictures of my original dress, and pics of the dresses that I really love. Help me!!
Original Dress that I’m underwhelmed by: Casablanca 1798
Pro’s: love the train, covered buttons, clean and classic lines
Con’s: no defined waist, doesn’t hug my body as much, too matronly-looking, boring neckline
I feel really guilty being so fickle and changing my mind, but I’ve been so tormented by this decision! I know I need to make the change.
Here are the dresses I’m in love with.
Lazaro 3006 – dramatic, beautiful tiers. Definitely “wow” factor. Looks beautiful on! Maybe TOO much dress? And EEK! it’s $4600.
Alvina Valenta 9102 – Classic, beautiful, Incredible fit, amazing neckline, and $4100
I feel guilty spending SO much money on a SECOND dress, so I tried a few at a lower price point today that were BEAUTIFUL!
Enzoani – Dakota: LOVED the fit and flare, Loved the dramatic train and bottom, beautiful lace, a little antique looking (which is good!) and considerably less at $2050
And here is the Paloma Blanca, which has the tiers like the Lazaro, excpet less dramatic, which I was worried about in the Lazaro! And again, about half the price at $2750. I love the detail, the little fans at the neckline, and the fan-like details around the layers of the train as well!
Me in the dress today!
I would get the dress in Ivory, not this white color.
Bees, what do you think? Stick it out with my first dress?? Go out on a limb and go for the expensive dresses??? Or pick this more affordable dress that accomplishes what I want it to?