- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2015
I’ve already written a few posts about my situation lataly but thought it would perhaps help me to ask for advice with a survey.
Back in October, I bought my wedding dress of the rack at a local store.(dress 1) I had tried on approximately 80 + dresses and was at the point where I just wanted to pick something already. I had challenges with body image, since I had gained a few pounds in the past months and alot of dresses were too small for me/just looked unflatering. When I tried this one on, it finally fit properly, and I fell in love with how different it was. It was NOTHING like what I had been shopping for. ( which is not uncommon from what I read on here). I didn’t want lace, and it had layers of it. I wanted lots of bling, and it hardly had any. But it fit me like a glove and I felt good in it.
Fast forward a few months, was still looking online at dresses which I thought would be more “me”. But I kept on convincing myself that this one was just fine, and that I should stick with my choice. Well, that thought couldn’t leave my mind and particularly, I couldn’t stop thinking of my No 2 dress….a dress which I tried on at three different shops but never ended up buying for a reason I don’t know. I’m, suspecting it was because it was a size too small, and I felt like a stuffed saussage in it. I for some reason find it very hard to imagine a final product when I try on a dress that doesn’t fit properly:
My problem is now, I can’t get dress No2 out of my head! I know I don’t have time to order it since my wedding is in less than 7 weeks. But I called around in my area and there’s a store which carries my exact size in the color that I want…and would be willing to sell the sample dress. I’m going on Saturday to try it on and make my final choice.
I feel like a nutjob…Why these regrets so close to my date? My friends tell me dress No2 is definitely more “me”. I think I actually surprised everyone, myself included, when I purchased dress 1.
We can afford it, but I would definitely want to see my dresNo 1. I’m worried I’ll have trouble selling it though. It’s unaltered and a fairly common size, but the style isn’t very common. Thoughts?
Which dress do you prefer on me? Keep in mind dress 1 has not been altered and dress 2 is too small.
Here are a few pictures of our venues in Cancun Mexico if it helps:
REception: (stolen from google images : )