- 5 years ago
I’ve been a lurker for some time. The weird part? I’m not officially engaged yet. And here I am posting my dress pictures. Do not be alarmed! I have openly talked with my “fiance” about the dress and he knows I bought one. We’re planning on getting married this year, and he’ll be officially proposing in the next few months. We are both set on marriage, and will probably have a short engagement. On to the dress story!
When I emailed a boutique to ask when they were having their next sample sale, they told me it was going on NOW and ending in the next 2 days. I talked to the Boyfriend or Best Friend and we discussed the pros and cons of going dress shopping this early…but this was the only boutique in the entire state that carried Lela Rose dresses. I could never afford a Lela Rose gown full-price. I went ahead knowing I might let myself get carried away by my emotions and purchase something prematurely and impulsively.
One of the dresses I tried on was a Lela Rose dress called “The Boulevard“. Beforehand, I had shown dress pics to the Boyfriend or Best Friend and he instantly picked this one out of the bunch as his favorite.
My face lit up when I wore it. It was obviously the most flattering of the bunch I tried on, and even the saleslady got really excited when I put this one on. She knew it looked great on me, versus the others I had tried on.
Since the Sample Sale was ending the next day, I only had ONE night to think about this purchase. I went in again the next day to try it on. I was more nervous this time because the pressure was on. I didnt get any huge butterflies while I had the dress on, until I asked her to put a veil on. But the butterflies had less to do with the dress, and more to do with the entire realization that I’m going to get married and be a bride! I bought the dress…even though I was hesitating and extremely nervous while handing over my credit card.
While I love the dress…I feel EXTREMELY guilty over how much I spent on it. I had budgeted my absolute max at $2500, but wanted to stay closer to $2000. The dress was $2750 and I almost had a heart attack when the tax brought it to around $2900.
After I bought the dress, I, of course, started stressing out about not having visited more boutiques and trying on more than 10 dresses. When I look at my dress pics…I think…it’s a very pretty dress, but is it missing something? Is it really me? Maybe I should have kept looking for something with some kind of quirky detail, or something slightly more interesting.
The dress is pretty timeless and the crinkled silk organza fabric moves soooo beautifully. I don’t dislike it! It’s unique in its simplicity and I haven’t seen any other bride in it. I’ve Googled a ton!
I always thought it was crazy when brides talked about “DRESS DOUBT”. But now I get it. It’s SUCH a HUGE purchase. It’s not every day you drop this much money on something you’ll wear for a few hours!! So I can’t help but wonder, “what if”… Too late to feel regrets! I cant afford another dress.
My hopes is that I can sell it after the wedding. But I’m extremely petite and tiny, so it’ll limit the number of people I can sell it to. :/
Here are the pics. Am I going nuts over nothing? Did you all feel the same thing?
Here’s the model in the dress: