- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I appologize IN advance for this blabbing but I am seriously not able to sleep.
I went dress shopping with my maid of honour and her sister, which is also one of my bridesmaids. I always knew I’d get married in a mermaid/fit and flare/trumpet- ish style of gown. In other words, I wanted it very fitted on top, sweetheart neckline, and just form fitting, and then flared at bottom. I spent MONTHS researching gowns, looking at EVERY possible designer that was in my price range, I booked every store I went to very carefuly. In other words, I did not visit stores that I knew would not have something I like. I booked a trip to Toronto with my Maid/Matron of Honor and her sister after all this research and we spent two days there going to all the appointments I had made. Even though I knw what I wanted, I also tried on couple of ball gowns JUST to make sure. On the very first day, on the last appointment, I walked in a big store and I was just explanining to the sales lady what I want. We were on the prom floor and I was walking while I was talking to her and just as I was saying to the sales lady “I want something fitted on top, swetheart neckline, clean, beautiful, flared at bottom”, as i am saying this, I literally BUMP into something and turn around to see what it is. I bumped into a manequin that had just been taken off the window and it was this wedding dress on the floor with the prom dresses. And as I bump into it and turn around to see it, i go, “something like THIS!” The gown I bump into was Pascua by Pronovias
I also picked a few more beautiful gowns on the way upstairs and I said I want to try them on first that way I am not biased. ALL the gowns were gorgeous till I put Pascua on. The people who were shopping around literally stopped to stare. It was so simple but looked so good because I am curvier than the model on the picture (I am between a size 4 and 5) and it gave me amazing curves. My Maid/Matron of Honor cried. Her sister cried. I cried…I did not want to take it off. However, the store was AWFUL and did not want to tell me even the designer. However, she slipped saying it was made in Barcelona. I knew right away it was Pronovias. We went back to Ottawa and I then decided to take couple of months off to think about it, visit other stores, do some research. I spent HOURS on wedding blogs, I went to othjer bridal stores, I went to Montreal and nothing nothing grabbed my attention. So 2 weeks ago I went with my parents and Maid/Matron of Honor and we ordered it in a boutique in Montreal. Problem is, they don’t have the dress in store and I have not tried it on since Toronto. In toronto, I tried it on in size 4 and it was perfect on me so gave me perfect idea how it would look like. NOW that I ordered it, I cannot sleep. I keep thinking maybe I should have bought a VERY simple mermaid silk gown, nothing on it..I keep looking at boards thinking EVERY bride out there is prettier than me…I keep thinking I made the wrong choice. I am tempted to order a replica of a clean mermaid gown through Jasmine’s bridal. I think I am panicing because I only tried it on once and haven’t had the chance every since and I don;t remember the feeling I felt when I put it on. I am stressed, I feel like I made a mistake and I don’t know what to do…ANY advice is welcome…
I also forgot to mention my mom doesn’t like the dress. She never likes what I like, that’s why she never came shopping with me. She keeps saying its so simple and that ANY girl out there has the same dress…and then she saw this clean mermaid gown and said I like this one better..I had tried a Lazaro in the beginning , a very simple clean satin mermaid gown and looked AMAZING but I thought it was too simple at the time and didn’t give it much thought. NOW I am looking at brides with similar gowns going “I should have bough one like that”. My mom is putting ideas in my head that the material of my gown doesn’t look bridal enought..I feel like my brain is scrambled eggs. I KNOW this post is so long but I feel hopeless and I can barely catch any sleep. I also managed to track down a picture of a bride in the same gown – I personally DO NOT like it on her..So now I am getting insecurities about liking it on me the second time around…And since it is a brand new gown, I cannot find ANY other bride in it so I can’t even remember how the gown looks like in reality.