- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I had a wonderful day wedding dress shopping with my mom, two sisters, Maid/Matron of Honor, and one of my BMs I have known since 7th grade. We went to two boutiques, but the first one I went to was just amazing and I had a great time–I mean, they had a mimosa in my hand the moment I walked back to the room! They weren’t stingy with it either- they gave my Bridesmaid or Best Man another one when she finished the first one haha.
The first dress I tried on was almost the one. It wasn’t what I had envisioned, but it was super flattering. I couldn’t stop there, though–there were so many more dresses to try on! Eventually we got down to the last dress…the dress my friends, my mother and I had kind of, sort of liked on the hanger, but really only “pulled” for the heck of it. It just seemed too plain. Even looking in the mirror inside the changing room, I wasn’t wowed. I liked the fit of the dress, I loved the lace, but SOMETHING was missing. The brilliant consultant grabbed a belt, wrapped it around my waist, and, almost instantly, the dress transformed. I walked out in front of my friends and my family and we were all in love. It had everything I had envisioned: classic, timeless look without being matronly, beautiful buttons, lightweight, fitted to my body, super interesting back, and it wasn’t strapless. AND it was in budget. With a 10% discount it was right at 1,000 dollars.
We still ventured to the other boutique, though, just to be sure. Even though I didn’t have as great of an experience there, it was still a fantastic choice to go, because long story short, the 2nd boutique tried to steal 1st boutique’s business by slashing the price to 838 (random, I know).I just had a better vibe from the 1st boutique and loved my consultant, so I called and explained the situation and asked if they could adjust the price any to be more competitive. They agreed to lower to 899, give me a discount on the belt, and their alterations quotes were also lower and seemed more accommodating. SO, I got the dress for a cheaper price and was also able to give my consultant her first sale : ) I left super happy.
Here is a picture of the dress, though keep in mind this is sans belt and that the picture just does not do it justice. Also, I am doing some altering of the sleeves, to open up the neckline a little more and possibly make them more of a strap than a cap sleeve–we are toying with ideas with their alterations dept. But, YAY, dress mission accomplished!!
apparently it is impossible to get a non blurry picture of the front, but hopefully you get the idea.