- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I need your honest advice. I am getting married in six weeks and know that I have left this very late if I was thinking of changing my dress. When I first went wedding dress shopping I had a fantastic experience and even though I wanted to find a lace dress I decided to go for a Sophia Tolli gown called Neyda. It was a detailed beaded and sequinned bodice which flowed into a tuille mermaid skirt with lovely cap sleeves. At the time I was happy as it was different to the usual strapless, corset back dresses that you see so many of, but think I was swayed by my mum and maid of honour who raved about the dress, anyway I decided to take the plunge and paid my deposit.
Months went by and then a story made the local news about the shop I’d ordered my dress from having gone into administration. To cut a long story short on chasing this up I found out that my dress had never been ordered, despite payment being taken, and we lost everything. After this I decided that I wanted a fresh start with the attitude that it obviously wasn’t meant to be. I knew I wanted a Sophia Tolli gown as I think her designs are so flattering so I had a good starting point and I also knew I wanted to stick to a mermaid silhouette. Second time round I’ve ordered another of her dresses and I’ve now had two fittings and had it altered to fit me perfectly. My new dress is a Sophia Tolli Olga which I love for different reasons as it’s lace which I originally wanted (but it is strapless and has a corset back) But second time round I was much less rigid in what I was looking for and I was so happy when I tried this one on for the first time and went more with how I was feeling.
Question is, was I happy because it gave me ‘the feeling’ or was I happy out of sheer relief from finding a dress I liked after what had happened?? I have attached a picture of my first dress Neyda which I lost with the website model, as I never got chance to photograph myself in it, and also one of me in my new Olga dress at my first fitting. Please can you honestly tell me if you think I’ve made a mistake. I’m hoping that I’ve not and that I’m just feeling jittery as the actual day is now so close.
Thank you, a very nervous bride to be xx