Post # 61
Well, I thought I wanted the big gown.
But we decided to say to heck with the big wedding…
So, I found this one on sale instead. 🙂
Post # 62
Wowwww your new dress is amazing! The back! *swoon*
Post # 63
Yes, those look very similar! Thank you so much for the recommendations. Fortunately, I was able to change my order. The bridal shop was VERY understanding. Unfortunately, they don’t carry Essense of Australia or Stella York. Their collections include David Tutera, Alfred Angelo, Watters, and Justin Alexander. I actually have narrowed it down to 2 different Justin Alexander Dresses (a little more expensive, but trying to talk down the price).
The silk one looks a lot better in person and in my size (the sample was 6 sizes too big). But I’m giving myself time to think before I make a final decision.
Post # 64
honestly I think you look better in the less expensive dress, it drapes beautifully!
Post # 65
LOVE the second (silky) one on you!!
Post # 66
Thanks! Several people have told me the same thing, which is making me feel even better about my bargain dress!
Post # 67
Since you were so value concious maybe you could splurge a bit on a gorgeous veil or headpiece 🙂 That’s what I did.
Post # 68
Oh thank you! The low back is one of my favorite parts of the dress. <3
Post # 69
The dress regret phantom strikes again.
I am getting married in 53 days. It’s too late to do anything about it (right?) but I am scouring the internet for used wedding dress sites wondering if maybe I’ll stumble upon something I want more….
My dress is all satin – no lace anywhere. I love that! Every dress I click on is all satin. I am obsessed with gwons by Rosa Clara and one dress in particular by Rafael Cennamo. These dresses are like heaven to me! (and neither of them are for sale anywhere!)
When browsing the used dress websites, and I find a dress I think I like – guess what – it looks just like the one I already have!!!! It’s like I’m stuck in the wedding dress twilight zone! Why don’t I like the one I have??
My real dress:
Am I seriously just falling for the amazing photography? Am I that gullible? Is the problem that I haven’t seen myself in a professional photo, so that’s why I think I don’t look good enough? I’m not kidding bees – I’m trying to figure this out!!
Even now, 53 days until the wedding – part of me is considering going to a trunk show, elbowing other girls out of the way, and running in slow motion toward some illusive all-satin gown while “chariots of fire” plays in the background.
The real question is, if the dress I have checks all the boxes of what I want, then why don’t I like it?? I feel like a crazy person.
Post # 70
I think the dresses you posted all have an archicitectural quality that your dress doesn’t have when it’s not been steamed or hiked up on you or photographed with good posture/confidence. I think your dress is almost identical to the second one you’ve posted, yours just needs to perk up a bit.
Post # 71
I love your dress, and I agree with PP, once it is steamed and bustled, it will look just like the other ones.
Have you considered tossing a skirt underneath and adding some poof? That seems to be the only major difference in the dresses.
Post # 72
Yes, crazy person (lol) crazy because your actual dresss is easily the equal, or better of the pics posted. It’s just as pps have said, that yours needs steaming and for you to stand up straight young lady! ! Seriously, it is stunning and suits you perfectly .
Post # 73
omg I love that second dress!
Post # 74
Your dress looks so much better, much more elegant. It suits you so much better than the $1000 dress. Had to double check so that I don’t confuse both dresses. You did a great job saying goodbye to the expensive dress 🙂
Post # 75
Aww, thanks! Considering how our finances have gone in the past few months, it’s for the best that I didn’t overspend. Your kind words about my bargain dress make me feel even better about that choice!