- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
So I went and tried on wedding dresses and had a WONDERFUL time with two really good friends. I tried on numerous dresses – probably 8-10. One in particular really got me – made my heart race and I hated to see the sales girl put it back on the hanger.
Here it is if you’d like to see. . .
I loved it. I just have this weird underlying feeling that SOMETHING about it just isn’t exactly what I want. I didn’t want to impulse buy because, hey, this is no cheap purchase and once you place the order on a wedding dress, that’s all she wrote!!
I went home and tossed and turned all night trying to come up with a decision and figure out what it is about the dress that just isn’t working for me. I don’t really feel like I need to try any other dresses on. Even viewing online, this is still my favorite dress.
First off, it was about 1 -2 sizes too big, so that may have added to the weight of the dress (which was somewhat heavy for me) and the slight puffiness at the bottom/width of the train in comparision to my body size (I never wanted a significant train in a wedding dress – I think it’s too formal for my style). I think if I have the train shortened that would really help. I want to be more comfortable than not and be able to wear it all night long and dance in it. I don’t think a bustle would look right. I’m not sure how drastically that would effect the dress if I shorten the train significantly or if it would even help with the weight a little. The tulle underneath is pretty thick, and I think that’s adding to the weight as well.
Also, it’s Ivory. I’m not sure how to feel about that. In the store’s swatches I could barely tell a difference as to if it was “white”. Online and when it was on me I can tell somewhat. I’m just not sure how to feel about this. My friend said the white color made the dress look cheaper, and I’ve read that people feel that way in several blogs as well.
I’m also not sure if it fits in with our venue – again it might be too formal mostly because of the train. (here’s a link to our venue. . )
My friends LOVED it. And I did too. . .I just have a little bit of uncertainty still. . .
I wished it just came perfectly and I didn’t have to consider alterations that might not even make the dress more what I want.
I also am not sure if I’m supposed to have this “THIS IS THE ONE!” moment. Did anyone pick their perfect dress even though they initially had some doubts/uncertainties about it?