- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
So Thursday I went in for my first dress alteration/fitting appointment..
If anyone has followed my post know that I have had dress regret issues since the first dress I bought. I settled for a dress that I didn’t like and didn’t feel comfortable in just because it had the sleeves I wanted to feel more secure about my arms and they promised me they would be able to take off the train.
Anywho, I go in, I put on the dress and immediately I am feeling like crap because it just isn’t a dress that I thought looked good on me at all. Before they even started I asked them about removing the train (I was previously told by the assistant manager that they would be able to, even went into the alterations area and asked and came back to tell me they could). Well, nevertheless… they refused to. This is David’s Bridal mind you. So yea..
I was livid, and I just started crying. Because I knew I already didn’t like the dress, but I was dealing with it because I’m marrying a great guy and that meant more to me but as I stood there staring at myself in this dress I just felt like I was going to regret this dress in my pictures, I felt like I was going to be ugly and miserable on my wedding day.
So after they pinned the dress and showed me what they could do with the dress’s train and they were super nice I felt like crap that I didnt like this dress as much as they kept telling me I looked good in it. I just didnt see it, I just wanted it off of me.
After I got out of it, I told her I wanted to talk to my fiance before I go any further with this dress. I then went into the shop and looked at other dresses. I knew which one I wanted to try on and I was hoping they had it (I hadn’t seen it previously in the shop when I tried on dresses).
They had it and I was excited, I couldn’t wait to try it on. Although it wasn’t in white the ivory was pretty and I do NOT like ivory hahaha
Needless to say I was in love with this dress. It was everything I said I wanted in the beginning except it was strapless. The consultant showed me a sheer bolero in the same chiffon material the dress was made in. Although it was way too small for me to try on I managed to drape it over to get an idea of what it would look like with the dress and I loved it.
Although I didn’t get the “OMG, this is it” feeling I did feel at ease and pretty and comfortable in it. And that means alot to me, because I haven’t felt that in any other gown I put on.
I ended up ordering it from a different David Bridal store because the one I’ve been dealing with has been nothing but drama. So I will be traveling 2 hours to pick this new dress up. They said it should be in no later than November 28.. I am getting married ONE WEEK after that date haha
I am praying it comes in soon enough to get the hem and a corset back put on. I’ll deal with the train on it because I like it THAT much. So I am excited about my dress and I am looking forward to my wedding day.
Anyone else having dress regret don’t give up, you’ll find it! Don’t settle like I was doing!
My original dress I am going to sale. It’s brand new, no alterations and willing to lose money on it as long as that awful feeling goes away from it. It’s a pretty gown but just isn’t me.
If any bride out there is in a bind/budget and needs a gown I gladly help you out if youre interested, just send me a message.