- 9 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
This past weekend I went to a sample sale to shop for my wedding dress. It was only my second day shopping for a gown. There was so much tulle and confusion in such a tight spot. I was surrounded by trampeding brides with gigantic entourages. You get the idea.
I tried on two Vera Wangs, Lazaro, and Reem Acra. I was leaning toward the Reem Acra gown when the sales consultant did (what I sware is a ploy) what they always do when your’e considering a gown: they throw on the veil. With the veil, I had a magical moment, and before I could stop myself, or was even aware of what I was saying, I said yes to the dress.
I don’t know if it was because I was light-headed, or because I never wanted to go dress shopping again, but I made this decision too quickly, disproportionately to its importance. I originally planned, for months, to buy a copy of this Pnina Tornai gown to China to duplicate for $150.00. (see attachment of a model wearing a flowered gown.)
But instead, I bought a totally differerent dress for $2,500.00 (original $7,800) and the veil for $550.00 (original $1,746.00)! I feel like I should have shopped around, gone to Downtown L.A., and gotten a dress for under $800.00, like this one, I found in Santa Monica (attachment with me with my hair down).
Of course, since I got my dress at a Sample sale, all sales are final, and now I have to live with my decision. Don’t get me wrong: I love my gown! It really feels wonderful, and has spectacular beading, but when I went home and looked at the photos, it didn’t look like I had felt. I know Reem Acra is high fashion, and Taylor Swift wears her in her yet-to-be released music video, but I can’t help but think: is it the right gown for me? I’m sure I can alter it to look gorgeous, but is it “too ordinary”? (attachment with me wearing a veil)
Please, ladies, tell me what you think of my gown, and if I spent too much. If anything, please tell me that dress regret is normal, and that it’s ok that I spent $3,000 on a dress and veil?!