- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I know it’s ok to not love your dress, but I can’t help but feel sad about it. I’ve been to 6 bridal stores and probably tried on 50 dresses. Out of all of them, I only got to try on one dress that was on my “dream dress” list but it was $2300 and way out of my budget. It’s been incredibly hard finding stores around here that carry designers that I like.
Anyways, I was going crazy over not being able to find a dress I liked. I didn’t want to order something without trying it on and I didn’t want to break my budget, so I feel like I settled for a dress because it was nice enough and in my budget. In all honesty, if money weren’t an issue, I’d have walked down the aisle in this dress, but it’s $3090!:
This is the dress I ended up buying:
I bought the dress on Saturday. I had seen it online and thought it looked nice. In the store, I had some hesitations about how it looked on me since it was a little poofier than I thought it would be and made me look a little wide, but the consultant helped by suggesting certain alterations that could be done to make the dress more flattering (like removing a layer or two of crinoline to make it more of an a-line). She pulled some of the under layers back so that the dress fell flatter and into more of an a-line shape and I liked it enough that it convinced me to buy it.
However, I’m now feeling sad because it isn’t the dress I thought I’d be walking down the aisle in. I’m trying to be practical and realistic and I’m telling myself that I got a really nice dress in my budget that looked good on me (the side profile was gorgeous) but I still feel crappy. So I need some help, bees. The order for the dress was put in this morning and there’s no turning back. In hindsight, I should have just had Jasmines make the Watters dress, but I’m not even sure what they’d charge or if they’ve even made a dress like that before.
I don’t have a photo of myself in the dress because they did not allow cameras in the store, but I need some positive optimistic words. Did I make a good choice? My dress was $1200 and it did look pretty on me, but I’m trying to figure out how to dress it up so that I’ll feel amazing in it. I’m thinking of switching my sash to a lavender one and maybe seeing if I can remove the embellishments on the sash that the dress comes with and put them on the new one. Here’s something I threw together in photoshop showing the sash I like:
I also have some bridal jewelery that I bought about a month ago when I thought I was going to get the Juliette dress by Maggie Sottero. Do you think it will look good with the dress?
Lastly, I’m trying to figure out what shoes would look nice. I’m aiming for flats or kitten heels and am at a loss as to what to get. Any ideas and uplifting words would be great. If it helps, this is what I looked like in the Juliette. It’s not EXACTLY the same silhouette, but close enough (natural waist, ballgown, etc.):