- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
So, I bought my wedding dress in January for my September wedding. I brought my Mom, sister (Maid of Honor), and future Mother in Law along to help me pick one out. I had gone shopping before, with and without my Mom. I had found a dress that I loved by myself. I felt really pretty, and like a bride. The dress I ended up buying is nice too, however, I feel like it looks like a “plus size dress”. I am a size 16, but im short, so im not really that big.
When I brought along the three of my helpers, they didnt see what I saw. The dress they liked was Mori Lee 3053, and the one I loved was Maggie Sottero “Lorie”.
The price difference is about $500, ($1000 for the Mori Lee, and $1500 for Maggie) My Mom’s budget for everything (veil, dress…etc.) was $1500. So you see my delimma.
I had offered to pay the difference, but I was talked into getting the cheaper dress because its “only one day” and its “nice enough”.
Im not usually one for splurging and spending tons of money, but I feel like I should be happy with my dress. I’ll attach a photo comparing the two.
The kicker: I’ll lose my $500 deposit on the Mori Lee if I decide to go with the Maggie, but the store has offered to sell me the sample of the Maggie with 20% off ($1250 instead of $1500)
*The sash on the Mori Lee is actually a seperate piece altogether that I had bought. It can go with either dress, or maybe just not have a sash?
**Also, I have not bought a veil yet either.
***I have been working out and eating right, so far I have lost about 15lbs, and plan to lose more, but nothing too dramatic.
I really need help, someone unbiased. Which dress looks better?
(Left: Mori Lee 3053 Julietta in Ivory – Right: Maggie Sottero “Lorie” in Ivory)