- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
*sigh* being engaged over 2 years has taught me a lot about weddings. I have become an experts on blogs and a much sought after budget-queen (simply because I’ve memorized the prices of every catalogue and website published). My 5-year relationship is rock-solid, and I have had the easiest, most carefree wedding planning process out there.
That is, until I realized I have a problem.
When I first got engaged, I went to all the high priced, luxury bridal salons and ultimately got talked into a dress above and beyond my price range. To give a clue, Maggie Sottero’s Rhianna Royale was $1200 at my salon, and my total wedding budget is $5000. Yea, I’m still embarrassed about my decision making skills.
I loved the dress. It was unique, substantial and very comfy, but I just kept second guessing it. I kept looking at other bridal magazines, and fought temptation to try on others.
I found a lovely one-of-a-kind creation on Etsy that was half the cost of my previous choice, and had the added bonus of being two pieces, a long dress that you could take apart into a cocktail dress. I thought that was it!! I was sold and happy once again. Until the doubt crept in…
I’ve recently found myself smitten with the tea-length, poofy beauties at dollycouture.net (especially Milan…omg I love it)
The funny thing is that the prices of these dresses keep going down, and my interest keeps going up. I keep trying to think of ways to accommodate both hand-made dresses, but can’t seem to find a good reason to get both.
Lastly, my wedding is in Winter, but the vintage-modern-kitchy wedding I’m planning just goes so well with the tea-length dresses.
WHAT DO I DO HIVE?? Is it me? Does anyone else have this problem? What did you do?
(photo1 -Rhianna Royale, Photo 2,3- Handmade two-piece dress, photo 4- Dolly couture Milan)
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