- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Ok ladies. I put a poll in just for fun. I’ve made up my mind and I’m not turning back, but everyone loves polls. 🙂
So. I posted on here on Monday about purchasing a wedding dress. The dress was gorgeous, and looked great on me, but as soon as we left the store dress regret started to set in. I woke up the next morning with serious anxiety/borderline panic (I know, I know, I’m crazy, but in my defense I also had a dream the night before that my parents catered our wedding with McDonalds, so I had already woken up in a sweat, lol).
I returned to the store the following day to try to change my dress, but I couldn’t get a new dress in enough time without paying a hefty fee. I decided it wasn’t worth it and kept my dress.
Then… I couldn’t stop worrying about it, my stomach was in knots. The dress is so so so so pretty, and looks great on, but it just wasn’t me. I’ve said from the beginning that I didn’t want a lace dress.
To be honest, the dress shopping experience really just isn’t for me. I get totally overwhelmed by all of the choices, succumb to pressure, end up more confused and frustrated, etc. That combined with a looming deadline, and it really gets me nowhere.
Let me also add that this wedding has taken a slight turn away from my “dream wedding”, so I don’t want to lose sight of everything that is *me*. (See another post on that later.)
For reference, here is a picture of the original dress:
So, I went ahead and cancelled the dress. I have to say, RK Bridal in NYC, though their receipt states no returns, no cancellations, no exchanges, no refunds, was extremely accommodating, even though you wouldn’t expect them to be so considering they are losing business AND their receipt clearly states their policies. They cancelled my dress for a mere $75 fee, and refunded the remainder of our deposit, no more fine print. I was thrilled.
Now, onto my next big decision.
To have a dress custom made.
I have been in awe over this dress for quite some time (I’ve got a couple of other threads about it.)
I have tried on dresses similar to it, but not this one in particular. (It is an English designer, she doesn’t have a shop here, and it’s from her older collection). The only thing I would change about it is to add a sweetheart neckline, and the fittedness of the skirt (or lack thereof), so I’ve gathered this photo for further inspiration:
This is the Jenny Packham Willow dress, and I love how the back of it is fitted around the butt, and flares out for the same romantic, flowy, billowy effect as in my inspiration dress. It really couldn’t get more perfect.
I am so.freaking.happy with my decision. Now i just need to find a dressmaker.
I have contacted a few in NYC (and am still looking for a reasonable quote if anyone knows of anyone) and Jasmine’s Bridal for a quote. We’ll see!