Post # 1
My first post. . .
I am 31, engaged to a 33 year old man who I dearly love. His family is kooky and disinterested in our wedding. Most of my family has passed away (I have two brothers left). A little saddened that there was not more celebration about our engagement (maybe it is that we are in our 30’s???), we are still very excited about having our dream wedding.
So excited that I now have three dresses. . . I am a girl who desired a pearl engagement ring becuase I am concerned about the conflict regardng the diamond trade. . .yet I have three dresses. . . help! I just keep buying them. I can’t stop. There is no end in sight.
Dress #1: I visited a local southern bridal shop and tried on a couture designer dress. V-neck, lace, trumpet. Beautiful. Way out of my price range. I do a little internet research and find a dressmaker in China, same neighborhood where the original is supposedly manufactured. So I order one of those custom China Ebay dresses for $188. Ugh. Ordered March7th, it should arrive soon. Here is the ebay posting. I will post pics of the actual dress when (if) it arrives. . .
Dress#2: Fearing I just purchased a plastic shower curtain covered in fish net, I go dress browsing at a local southern bridal shop. They are having a sample sale. I try on a $2000 Mikaella priced at $103. It fits perfect and is in mint condition. Not my style, or so I thought, I still bought it. Needs a hem and a bustle. It is hanging in my closet. . . Here she is!
Dress #3: Just looking on Ebay. . . Find a beautiful dress from Couture Collections. Bid $22 on it and win. . . It is on the way. I can modify the sash and add a train without difficulty.
I am thinking about having a girls night and testing them out. I then plan to give the other two (or more!) to the Cinderella Project (a charity for helping local disadvantaged girls get Prom and Quint dresses).
What do you think Bees? Anyone else have a dress-buying problem?
Post # 3
I am so sorry you didn’t get the big exciting congratulations that you would have liked. I got a similar reaction from my parents, the “it’s about time, you are almost 30 and live together, so we expected it”. So here’s congratulations to you and I hope you have the amazing wedding you want!!!
As for the dress, I love the Mikaella and have ordered a Mikaella myself, they are so well made and fit really well. I think that you have a great idea about trying them on with friends and then donating the extras to the Cinderella project!!! Good luck with your decision!
Post # 4
LOOVVE the first dress! I think the girls party sounds fun..pick the dress you love
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Welcome to the boards! I absolutely LOVE the first dress!
Post # 6
I love to first dress!!! I hope it arrives and is perfect for you!!
As for me and dresses….I have tried on about 40 and cannot pick!! AHHH
Post # 7
Congrats on your engagement and welcome to the hive!
I like Dress #2 the best personally. Choose whichever one makes you feel like the prettiest bride in the world!!!
Post # 8
I like the 3rd dress a lot! It’s very elegant.
Post # 9
oh i feel you! i loooooove looking at dresses though i have bought 3 already too!! it’s crazy, i like everything i see, it’s hard to stop!
Post # 11
3 dresses for $313 total??? That’s amazing in itself! Kudos to you for the great finds.
Post # 12
Well at least you didn’t spend a fortune! You won’t really know till the ebay dresses arive, but I totally love #2 and you got such a steal on it! Try them all on and then we can judge!
Post # 13
You should open a dress boutique!!!
Post # 14
i love dress #2. it is beautiful!! and i think its great that youre donating the other two to the cinderella project.
Post # 15
I personally like the second one but I agree that you will have to try them on. A majority of people end up buying a wedding dress that was totally differen’t than they had in mind. With those prices you can sell the ones you don’t use and still make a profit haha.
I was 25 when I got engaged (will be 27 when I get married) and there was no big comotion made about it. I had no party, a few congratulations and that’s about it. Our wedding is five months away and I feel like I have to keep reminding people about it.
Post # 16
I think the first dress is gorgeous, and if the Ebay dressmaker does a good job, you should go with that one!