- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
Hello everyone, this is my first ever post here and I am writing needing some advice, opinions and guidance please!
So, I am getting married this upcoming May, May 30th to be exact. A little background on my dilemma: my fiancee works for Urban Outfitters corporate office here in Philadelphia where we live dand one of Urban’s subsidiary companies under the brand is Bhldn. I was pretty fortunate to attend Bhldn’s first ever sample sale in Philadelphia last January about 6 months after we got engaged. It was your typical crazy packed full of people (and crazy brides to be) sample sale, I attended with my fiancee, my mom, grandmother, aunts. cousins, etc. It was a great experience and I bought 2 beautiful sample dresses for only $500! The experience was great (different that “most” brides who try on dresses at a traditional bridal store with a glass of champagne in hand), but I think I was caught up in the crazy exciting experience, because shortly after getting home with the 2 dresses I realized they weren’t really “the one(s)”
After that I obsessed for a while, looking online at other dresses. I even went to David’s Bridal by myself at one point to try on dresses! I then secretly purchased another Bhldn dress online a few months ago and had it delivered to my mother’s house. I liked that dress as well, but unfortunately again, didn’t feel exactly right about it
At this point, I have 7 months to go until my wedding and I am seriously considering purchasing a custom made dress [content moderated for violation of TOS]. (see picture). I’ve done extensive research on the seller and experience of buying a dress from Etsy on this website. I do really love the dress in the picture attached to this post, it’s a replica of a Reem Acra dress I actually first saw/loved and pinned on Pinterest before we even got engaged. I feel like at the price of that dress, it wouldn’t hurt to take a chance on it, but am feeling a little terrible that it’ll be my 4th dress bought! I am fortunate that the 3 dresses I have already bought, I got at a cost significantly less than retail and I plan to resell them all online no matter what I decide. I also feel fortunate that if I do purchase that dress, I’ll have 4 dresses in total to chose from for the big day!
Maybe I just need to feel that this is “normal”, or for other brides to be to tell me that I truly am crazy and should stick with one of the THREE dresses I already have! I don’t have anyone else I can talk to about this, my fiancee thinks I have the 2 dresses from the sample sale, and my mom already thinks I’m crazy that I’ve bought 3 dresses at this point!
I have also included 2 photos of myself in the most recent dress I purchases from Bhldn
Thank you to anyone reading this lenghy post and thank you for any advice you may have!