Post # 1
So I’m getting married in November and have started/finished the dress hunt! I have been to 4-5 dress boutiques in Philadelphia. All the shops were either out of my budget or the consultant were horrible. I ended up walking into a Priscilla of Boston shop and was floored! The shop was beautiful the consultant was amazing. I tried on about 15 dresses there. I ended up picking a simple gown by Vera Wang -Delaney
The picture doesn’t really do it justice. The material is so soft and the detail of the “wrap” around the bodice is more defined. Anyway, I am having second thoughts because I am not feeling confident about my choice. I’ve watched a lot of “say yes to the dress” and watch these girls get overwhelmed with emotion when they pick their dress. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve shopped so much that the idea of seeing myself in a wedding dress wore off. I’m not sure if I was kind of keeping it together because i had an entourage with me. I really don’t know. Everyone said I looked great in the dress and it was their favorite. It was my favorite too…I am just having these horrible thoughts that their might be something better out there. I mean it’s quite a commitment picking a dress….paying alot of money…and not seeing it till July! So I guess my question is…did anyone else have second thoughts or not the “as seen on tv” reaction? Am I putting too much pressure on the dress…I am thinking I should just get over it and I’m being ridiculous. The dress is beautiful.
Post # 3
Sorry, I don’t follow you. You bought the Priscilla of Boston dress or the Vera Wang?
The dress you posted is so beautiful, I personally love it, but is you are not fully convinced that it is YOUR dress, maybe you should look a little more:) trying to find the ONE, or try to make it the dress of your dreams. I’m sure you look lovely in this dress, but I’m fully convinced every girl should get married in her dream dress!! However not everyone gets that tear-y moment (as I read over the bee) you just follow your heart!
Hope you can find it or accessorize this one to make it:)
Post # 4
Your dress is more gorgeous then half the gowns I see on say yes to the dress, you made the right choice!!!
Post # 5
@TotallyPinkaholic: Does Priscilla of Boston not carry Vera Wang?
Anyway, the dress is awesome. If you can tell the difference in fabric, then this is the dress for you. I love fabric, so I went with a designer dress, too (Anne Barge). It really does make a huge difference.
Not everyone cries or has that moment. Something about being on camera can change you. Also, they film way more brides than they show on TV, I’m sure. They choose the ones that make the best tv.
Stay with the Delaney. It’s lovely!
Post # 6
@ellabee: OMG I’m such an idiot!! I understand wrong, so sorry I’m not really related to it since we don’t have either on my country. Thanks for the clarification tho, I was so confused.
Post # 7
I love your dress. It is really beautiful. Why don’t you go back and try it on again? That might help.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2011 - Greenville Country Club
@Snara11: I had a very similar dress shopping experience. My gown is from Priscilla in Ardmore. Must have tried on over 50 gowns, experiencing all levels of customer service, before finding The One at PoB. There were no tears, no “say yes to the dress” moment (which I don’t think is realistic for all women). I just knew.
One question that really helped me was: How did I make other important/expensive decisions?
Once I knew that my approach to deciding on the dress was similar to when I bought a car and computer… then I knew I was okay. (We ask this question to our unsure first-time house buyers so they know when the pull the trigger on a house.)
In the time between buying the dress (June 2010) and the dress arriving (January 2011), I reminded myself of how much I loved it by looking at photos from PoB and other places. When PoB and the other designers came out with their new collections, I looked at every dress. None of them held a candle to “my” gown.
Agree with PP: go back and try on the gown.
Post # 9
Thanks for the advice everyone…I think you’re right painauchocolat. It makes complete sense how I picked my dress considering how I make other purchases. This sounds so unromantic…but I am a big educated consumer. I like to see what is out there and then pick an item that “meets most of my criteria”. My major components of a dress was something simple, timeless and not your typical bridal gown. I feel like the Delaney really captures that. Honestly, looking through websites I haven’t found anything that really makes me want to ditch the dress and try something else on. I also realize that I might be putting too much pressure on the dress and I need to step back to remember what the date is all about. It is way cooler that I’m marrying my best friend, then worrying about what I’ll be walking down the aisle in. thanks ladies!
Oh and I got my dress at POB in ardmore too! Don’t you just love that store!