- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
I was pretty stressed out when dress shopping my first time out. I went to two stores, tried on at least ten dresses, and just didn’t really love anything.
Two weeks later and slightly more prepared, I planned on hitting two stores. Well I went to one store and I found two dresses I really liked but I didn’t love. I tried on at least five there. Then I tried on one last one in my selection and a few minutes in, I realized I really REALLY liked it. It wasn’t ivory, which was pretty sure I wanted, or satin, which I thought I preferred. But I loved it. It had straps, a requirement I honestly thought I was going to give up on, and it made my waist look teeny tiny. My mom loved it too. (The first time we both agreed).
I was only shopping with my mom and best friend this time. My mom had to leave and the original plan was for my best friend to go to lunch and the other store. After this dress, my friend asked me if I’d regret it if I didn’t go and I said no. I hated dress shopping and I really liked that dress.
After lunch we get back to the store and the lady tells me that it’s discontinued and it can’t be altered. She reduced the price and said I could have it cleaned and altered and it would look brand new. I really liked the dress and I was caught up in the moment so I said yes. The price was great too and it included alterations. My friend went over each and every flaw and asked the lady if it could be fixed.
A few days after I regretted saying yes instantly. I became so nervous about whether or not they could alter it correctly. I don’t think it was super huge, but definitely has to be brought down. Also, I don’t like how I look in the pictures. However, that is probably because the photos were taken right after I found out that they couldn’t order me a new one and I think the disappointment showed in my face.
I was a little annoyed because I think they lady knew about the dress before I left the first time. She was gone for a really long time when she was checking to see if they had it in ivory. She seemed to push me towards one of the first dresses that I picked.
So what do you think? I put down half the price ($400) as a deposit. If I knew that the dress was going to fit me correctly I really wouldn’t be worried. Also, since the shopping, I have yet to see a dress in magazines or online that I would prefer. If you think I made a major mistake, I could afford to lose out on the $400 but I don’t love the idea. I guess I could also see if that shop has another dress, in which case I wouldn’t lose out.