- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Dangit, this was supposed to be in the Dress Section. I am the worst with that! Well, let me give you the rundown:
March 22, 2011 – my man proposes to me. with a ring and a puppy! awwwwhh 🙂 of course, I said yes!
May 2011 thru November 2011 – My posse and I looked for dresses in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. We went to dozens of different stores. I tried on hundreds of dresses, seriously, my Maid/Matron of Honor can tie up a corset back like a pro. I found one in Chicago I kind of liked, but of course, my mom hated it.
Around Thanksgiving 2011 – I designed my own dress and ordered it through a reputable store in KC. We were told it would be finished at the end of January/early February. My mom paid 75% up front.
January 2012 – no dress
February 2012 – no dress
March 2012 – no dress
April 1 – I try on dress for the first time. The beading one the bodice was supposed to come down to my natural waist. The receipt dated in November 2011 read 5 separate times the words “natural waist”. The dress I tried on had an empire waist. The sales person said “don’t worry, we will fix it. give us three weeks, no problem”
April 20 – Fabric has not arrived at the store. Alterations have not been started.
Luckily, I have a backup dress in stock and on hold at a different store in the event that this whole thing doesn’t work out. One thing is for sure, my man is totally stuck with me for life. I AM NOT going wedding dress shopping EVER again. NEVER! I told him no vow renewal either. 😉