- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
I’m losing my mind a little. (forgive the novel)
Against my better judgement, I went with a not-entirely reputable dress shop (they’ve been known to be four month late, for example, and repeatedly assure brides their dress will be in tomorrow, next week, etc, and end up not being done until after the wedding. They are already a week late, they assured me the dress would be within my stated budget and it wasn’t, they said that the hemming would be free, then that the hemming would be $60, etc.) Additionally, my flower girl’s dress came in and it’s roughly the same color as my dress (I didn’t want a mini-bride, I wanted her to wear yellow. It’s just so pale that it is mostly ivory.) This isn’t that big of a deal to me, though it made me regret my dress choice more (a rich creamy ivory with gold beading… the dress is gorgeous, flattering, but… it’s almost exactly the same color as my hair, and the bodice is the same darkness as my skin. It’s also a little small, though the corseted back makes it fit – I wasn’t going to order in a dress from this place.)
Then, my bridesmaids have yet to order their dresses (finances, one had a baby two weeks ago, and one just wasn’t getting around to it.) I called David’s Bridal to check on how long the dresses would take once they were ordered. They are discontinuing the dress, so no more are being made. Which means they don’t know if they’ll have the correct sizes in the correct colors. On top of that, the dresses will take 8-15 weeks to come in. My wedding is in 13 weeks, so that wasn’t going to work. My Maid of Honor found another appropriate dress online, that should take 45 days to come in, and it was $60 cheaper. Yay. The salient point – she found a site of knock-off dresses for ridiculously good prices (my dress, for instance, was just under five times the price of the same one on that website.)
Being concerned that my dress lady won’t come through, I looked around and found a dress that I really like for $120. I recently got 8 months back-pay, so I can easily afford the online dress. It also should come in within 45 days, though I would have to take it to a seamstress for hemming, so I’d need to order it by the first week of March to be sure I have time to get it hemmed.
The logical thing to do would be to give the current dress lady until the 18th to have my dress done, have a week or two to argue with her (if necessary), and then order the other dress if I strictly have to.
On the other hand, I kind of just want to buy the other dress, since it will eliminate the size and color issue I have with the first dress. (Plus my fiance slightly prefers it.) If I don’t like it as much, there’s the first dress as a fall-back.
Dress One, only in ivory and with gold beading: http://www.milanoo.com/White-Satin-Organza-Embroidery-Beaded-Wedding-Dress-p17526.html