- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I can’t believe it! It’s mine! The DRAMA is OVER! It’s seriously DONE!
OK, so backstory… some of you may remember all my drama. I drove a good 3.5-4 hrs to try on this dress after stalking it since 2007. The price was higher than I was comfortable with and I talked myself out of it.
I found a completely different dress… and stood in a mirror for 20 min. talking myself INTO it.
Come alterations time, the vision is beyond gone and I’m heartbroken.
A girl pops into my life with a NWT JA9552.
We go back and forth, I have a few concerns with the size but it looks to be a go!
I don’t hear back from her, so I go to running of the brides in DC. (third time to drive 4 hrs for a dress.)
I don’t find anything good, but do try on 2-3 JA size 8s (a size up from the one avail) which fit like a glove. Basically, a 6 would be too small.
I called a store in Houston where I have family, and they have one to sell me! My SIL goes to check it out and there’s a few holes in the skirt… 🙁
I called EVERY store in the country that carries JA Signature to try and find a sample in/near my size for sale.
I found one in Charleston and ordered it last Friday. I haven’t said anything because the one in Houston was supposed to be “perfect” as well. I’ve been really stressed about if it would work or not.
IT ARRIVED TODAY AND IT IS 100% PERFECT AND IN BRAND NEW CONDITION! Seriously, I’ve hardly seen any samples in this good of condition! It may need to come in a tad on the bust, but it’s PERFECT!
I can’t even describe how amazing I feel right now!
Obviously, I need a crinoline
(yes, it zips all the way but I couldn’t reach 🙂
Also, remember how it has a lace long sleeve jacket?
It’s supposed to be like this
But on me, it looked like this
Not really the look I think I want. Sooooo. I’m going to alter the jacket. I’m thinking boat neck and 3/4 sleeves… kind of like this (warning, the jacket is not actually buttoned or connected in the back so it’s just kind of a generalization.. it would be tight etc after alterations..) But, thoughts on this as the alteration?
My other issue, is if this is the look (for ceremony only), I’m not sure about veil… I was thinking fingertip? I wanted a blusher… but with the lace top, I’m not sure what veil would be best…
Oh goodness, so much weight has been lifted off me… and today is 80 days out! nothing like a last min. dress change! Also, in 9 days, it will mark the 3 year anniversary of the first time I saw this dress and fell in love.
What a saga this whole heap of a mess has been, but it’s over! (Anyone want to buy a size 8 Pronovias Megan, NWT? 🙂