- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2002
So. For the past 3 (or so) years, i have been in LOVE with Ines Di Santo. I was in college “stumbling” (stumbleupon) and found the dress of hers called “Nica” and was just in AWE.
Back in Janurary, a while after i met my now fiancee – i was looking at Ines’s website and found her dress called “Turquoise” – new love! It jumped out at me and just SCREAMED sarah. Like she made it with me in mind.
I noticed on her retailers, obviously nothing is where i live in Minnesota. But there was a place in NY called Bergdorf Goodman. Goodman is my fiancees last name, so i thought that was neat and went out to contact them about the prices of a few different gowns by Ines. Turquoise was priced the lowest, at $5720 and all of the others much higher than that.
Slowly i began to let go of my dream of wearing her gowns because not only is the gown itself spendy, but id be adding travel and hotel stays on top of it. Goodbye Ines. TEAR.
Newly engaged as of September 25th, i set out on my dress hunt! After about 30 dresses, i ordered one. It was the only one that my dad had any reaction too and he bawled every time i put this dress on. I went back about 3 times before ordering it. But now, OF COURSE. I think im having DRESS REGRET BUYERS REMORSE. dun dun dun. ugh. what an awful feeling!
I LOVE the dress. love the lace. love the champagne color. love the detailing and the sweetheart top. the flower feather sash. just beautiful. but every time i go look at the pictures of me in the dress i CRINGE. i hate the shape. (its a-line). i called the shop and im going back tonight to put their sample back on and ask the alterations lady what i can do to the skirt to make it different.
Ive always pictured/wanted a fit & flare or a trumpet mermaid. I’m only 5’2 so i thought the A-line would just swallow me. Now the dress i got (mori lee 1612) is SO traditional. which i am not. i do not want to be that traditional cookie cutter bride.
NEEDLESS TO SAY. i am obviously currently stuck with that dress. but i do not feel exactly beautiful or sexy in it. looking at the pictures i think it makes my face look extremely large and me just a frumpy mess.
after a lot of nightmares about it, some tears, and some dreams about the Ines Turquoise gown – i woke up last Friday and emailed EVERY Ines Di Santo retailer in the US.
to sum up that story, i am going on a cruise this week with my fiance – we leave from galveston texas on 11/11 and return on sunday 11/20.
IVORY BRIDAL in houston texas replied to me, and after a few email conversations – I AM GOING TO TRY ON TURQUIOISE!!! theyre closed on sundays, but the owner said she would meet me at the shop. i am SO grateful.
getting off the ship, hopping in a taxi, driving an hour and a half to ivory bridal to try on my dream dress. no customers, no workers, no distractions. just me and turquoise.
has anyone been to this store? or try on any Ines di Santo gowns? whatd you do about your dress regret?
I know dress regret buyers remorse is common – but i never thought id be that bride! I am such a person who also HAS to have this or have to have that – i want a dress i love as much as my ring. im so sad i havent had that feeling yet!