- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I’ve been all over the place lately in terms of picking my gown. I wanted a WTOO gown, then there was an Elegance gown, then Lazaro, then custom, and I was about to make up my mind on the Lazaro 3955 and was headed to the bridal store to try it on again before I buying it preowned online. In case you haven’t seen one of my other hundreds of threads, I loved the Lazaro, but it was just too much at $3500 before tax and alterations and there isn’t much of a choice in Canada.
Well, while driving I realized the only store that sells Lazaro is closed on Tuesdays, so I decided to visit two other stores that I haven’t been to before and if I didn’t find anything else I liked, I was going to pull the trigger on the Lazaro. The first store I went to was just meh, but the second store I went to carried gorgeous brands that I haven’t been able to find at all, plus other brands from Europe that I have never heard of. The store is relatively new and they don’t have a website so I didn’t know what they carried.
Well, I saw a gorgeous, beaded mermaid gown on a mannequin and it took my breath away. I was afraid to ask the price because every gown I’ve seen in other stores that had that intricate of detailing cost well over $3000. I was shocked when the owner quoted me the dress at a fraction of the price of the Lazaro!! I knew I had to try it on. I rushed through looking at the rest of the dresses they had because I was so excited to try it on.
Long story short, after trying on this gown, no other gown compared. I knew it was the one!!! The owner said she just received this gown on Friday and she just put it on the mannequin today. I was the first to try it on. It was meant to be!
It’ll take up to 8 months she said, so she was assured me that with a year and a month left to go until my wedding, it was the perfect time to order it.
It’s a Christina Wu gown!
The detail is amazing. There are little silver threads inside the flowers on the lace. The beading is subtle from far away, but sparkly and noticeable up close!!