- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I got the most upsetting phone call (AT. WORK.) yesterday. The bridal salon that I’ve been using, RK Bridal in NYC’s Garment District, gave me a courtesy call to let me know that my “preferred” dress style was being discontinued on 1/31/2011.
Let me give you some background on this dress: It is THE. DRESS. I first tried it on in October, when my parents came to visit me for my birthday (they live in AZ, so our time together in NYC, where our wedding will be, is limited. Makes for lots of wedding tasks when we get to see each other!). My mom and I had a moment with this dress – it is perfect. We decided to sleep on it, and wait to order it until she comes to visit again in April. At the time, I thought, “I have so much time! The wedding isn’t for another year and a half, it I order it now, where will I store it?”
I literally spent DAYS thinking about this dress. It is the dress that I imagine myself in when I think about anything wedding-related, I’ve stalked it in other ladies’ weddings… seriously, its a sickness 🙂
Over the holidays, when Future Mother-In-Law and FI’s brother (his best man) came to visit us, I took them (and FI) to go and “meet” my dress. The look on FI’s face was just pure awe… He loved it, and now HE won’t shut up about it. Still, I wanted to wait to order it in April so my mother and I could do it together (my mom is also insisting on paying for the dress, no matter how much I tell her I don’t need her to!)
TL;DR – My dream dress, the dress I have envisioned myself wearing on my wedding day (even in my wedding nightmares!) is being discountinued on 1/31/2011.
As I see it, I have 2 options:
1. Go to the salon, bite the bullet, and order the dress 3 months early. I would HAVE to order by 1/31/2011.
2. The salon also offered me the sample dress for 50% off. It is in really great condition, and is the color that I want. My worry is two-fold: It is a size 14, and is large on me (I’m a street size 8) I worry that if I lose weight for the wedding, when it comes time to alter the dress, it will look odd if made smaller. I also worry about storing the dress for a year – it is delicate, mostly french net with lace; I don’t know what I would do if it got moth holes, or got roughed up if we move.
What should I do? I have an appointment at the salon with some girlfriends on Saturday. Should I just order a new one? Or should I save the money and buy the sample?
Here’s the dress, WToo’s “Miriam”:
Sorry they’re HUGE! Photos from kimlybridal.com and moonbasabridal.com
Last bit of info: Our wedding is a small-ish (65-person) Sunday brunch wedding. Our ceremony will be outside, in a park on the East River overlooking the Manhattan skyline, and our reception is on the rooftop of a French restaurant.
I would order the dress (or buy the sample) in Ivory.