- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Maybe my fiance is right: I shouldn’t have bought my dress so early. (Long before we picked our venues)
I do love my Oleg Cassini tea-length dress; there are absolutely no dress regrets. When I look at pictures of it or unzip the garment bag, I’m like, “Yes! I can twirl easily in it and it will show off my beautiful shoes!” It was a plus since the dress was way under my dress budget. (ETA: picture of dress)
However, I’m probably a bit apprehensive about not having a dress with a train for the ceremony. Having a really long veil won’t work with my tea-length dress; due to the flounciness, it might or might not look awkward if I got a seamstress to add a detachable train. I am hoping that I can convince myself to find a decent blusher to go in front of my veil… and shut down the dress with train dilemma.
The tea-length dress would totally work if we were having an outdoor wedding, but if we were to choose an Anglican church, I’m not sure how I would feel walking down the aisle without a train. Ah, am I being unreasonably greedy?!
I wouldn’t go dress shopping again; I’ve found my dress. It is quite likely that I can get a local seamstress in Chinatown to custom-make a second dress at a better price than those online Chinese bridal shops.
This has always been my dream dress, long before I got engaged this past Easter:
It’s the Maggie Sottero’s Grace Kelly dress. Flipping through Images.google.ca, I saw this on an actual bride:
It’s got the perfect length for a train. A-line, lace and has got a sash.
Then, Option D (now I sound really greedy ) I have been contemplating on getting a Cheongsam (cultural Chinese dress) custom made as well, but it will be completely okay to be serving my elders tea in a white dress. (My mother has not expressed her desires in seeing me in one of
these yet… ) I don’t know how my FI feels about dressing up in a Chinese suit like the one above. My mother would be very happy if I sought out to follow all the various traditions, but we’re marrying two very different cultures together.
My last option (Option E) is to change into a dress I already own: a floor-length strapless baby pink Laura petite dress. I’ve had it since high school graduation banquet over 11 years ago. It’s got chiffon on the bottom; A-line. (So, that would cover for “Something Old”, but I’ve got a lot of candidates for “Something Old”)
The maximum number of dresses I’d get made is 2. I’d most likely settle for one dress made.
Sigh… it’s a silly dilemma to have, eh?