- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
So…I started dress shopping really early – way too early. I went shopping with my mom in May 2012 and my wedding is in June 2013. She originally gave me a budget of $1500, so when I tried on a $2850 dress and she loved it and wanted to get it for me despite being way over budget, I jumped at the chance because I thought it was my one and only chance to get a dress that nice. I honestly thought that if I didn’t take advantage of this really generous offer from my mom, that we’d end up going dress shopping in the LA wedding district and trying to find a replica for under $1000 and I really didn’t want to do that. So I went with the Augusta Jones Jessie, a gorgeous beaded lace dress. My indecisiveness started immediately – After she paid the initial deposit and we were about to leave, I saw in the corner of my eye, the Tara Keely 2206 that I’d been eyeing online forever and HAD to try it on. I asked it it was too late and they said no, and let me try it on. It fit so well and was so flattering that I changed my mind on the spot and went with the Tara Keely. Then, I went home and felt like I had made the wrong choice…I couldn’t stop thinking about the Augusta Jones!! My mom freaked out and was SO upset, saying that she was devastated and that she spent all this money because she thought the Augusta was the dress of my dreams and if it wasn’t, then it didn’t feel right. She was upset when I changed my mind to the Tara Keely, but was fine with it once I told her how much I liked it. Then, when I told her I was thinking of changing my mind back to the Augusta, she was super mad and told me that I’d probably never make up my mind and that I was free to do what I wanted, but that she’d never show her face at the salon again becuase she was so embarrassed I kept changing my mind. In the end, I went back to the salon on my own, tried them both on, and ended up going back to the Augusta. It was a more beautiful and nicer lace, and althought the Tara Keely was more flattering, I went with the Augusta becuase it was a nicer dress and the sparkly beading was more “me”. Now, 5 months later, my Augusta finally arrived and I went to my first fitting last weekend. To my great disappointment, the fit was just as unflattering as ever. There was a weird bunching thing going on in the front, and the boob part was so stiff and looked weird even with the padding and the bra cups. It’s just got this stiff boning over the nipple part that makes the boobs look super pointy, no matter what kind of cups or bra I wear. Also, I really wanted a trumpet, mermaid type sillouette and was hoping I could have it altered so that it hugged my butt in the back, but they told me that this would change the entire structure of the dress and that it would be nearly impossible or would be extrememly costly. The dress is an A Line and what I should have gotten if I had shopped around more was a trumpet/mermaid style. Now I’m wishing I had ordered the Enzoani Dakota or the Legends by Romona Keveza L216 🙁 What should I do? My salon even told me that the bunching in the front was just the way the material is and that alterations will not fix it. I go back in on Wednesday to have them take another look because it just felt so awkward and all wrong. Will a salon allow a return if I haven’t altered it yet? Will they let me exchange it for another dress? I know they don’t carry Enzoani but they do carry Legends by Romona Keveza….
I felt like my dress, Augusta Jones Jessie fit SO much better when I originally purchased it even though I was all clipped into a HUGE size. Here it is with the clips when I first decided to buy it:
and here is me in the Tara Keely 2206 that I didn’t end up going with:
Here is my dress, the Augusta Jones Jessie after it arrived in my size…and the fit was so weird and unflattering. Look at the bunching in the front and the pointy boobs!
This is the back of it:
and this is how I wanted the back to fit but they say they can’t alter it this way 🙁