- 10 years ago
- Wedding: January 2011
Firstly, I need to segway into a very short story about my past before we hear about my trials and tribulations…..
I have een engaged before….AND I already own a wedding dress, from the previous relationship, ARGH! So there was much debate if I should just stick with the amazing Demetrios dress I already own and have in my possession or get a new dress. My fiance is very understanding, however I can only as so much of the man, so as I looked through my 10 millionth bridal magazine (I love them!) ….there it was…the dress I was dreaming of when I bought my other dress! So I began my mission to try on said dress and see if it was everything I was dreaming of, and make the difficult decision to completely ignore my vow to not buy another dress. One month later….the dress had arrived at my bridal salon on loan from Casablanca just as my Future Mother-In-Law arrived to visit us from FL. I try the dress on and it’s beautiful…I think I was kind of hoping it wouldn’t be great so I wouldn’t have to decide. But the low back, fitted, beaded, mermaid, spaghetti strap wonderfulness was looking me back in the mirror saying “I am beautiful”, as well as my Future Mother-In-Law and Maid/Matron of Honor telling me it would be wrong for me to wear the other dress. So the big decision ensued, and who do you call? Mom, of course. I’m pretty sure she was less than enthused about me not wearing the dress SHE had already bought me, but she supported my decision and assured me she wouldn’t be upset if I didn’t wear the dress. After much mulling about in the bridal salon, an me allowing my Maid/Matron of Honor to dress me up in every accessory they had, I made the big decision…..new dress and fresh start.
Back to present day….I received a phone call from my bridal salon the first week of September that my wedding dress had arrived! A month and a half early! Check that off the list and schedule my first alterations appointment for the end of September. Two weeks prior to my alterations appointment I decided to try to find some wedding shoes and take them in to check them out with the dress. We guessed on the hem of my dress when ordering, because who has wedding shoes 8 months before their wedding? So I find 3 potential shoe choices and head on over to the bridal salon. I put on my beautiful dress ANNNNNND it is TOO SHORT….not like I can’t wear 4 inch heals, like I can’t wear any shoes at all. Not what I had in mind. The bridal shop owner is looking, and looking and looking and she says how long is this dress anyway, she measures….only an 1 and 1/2 shorter than we ordered. Hmmmm, call in the seamstress, can we let the hem out? NO, hence the ordering specific length, because it can’t be altered. So I leave being assured she is going to contact Casablanca and get it straightened out (I live 3 hours behind their office hours, and of course they’re closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday).
The final verdict came in today. I’m getting a whole new dress, measured specifically to the fabulous wedding shoes I just got that were way too tall even for the correct hem length. I am assured it will arrive by November 1st if not earlier. Crisis averted, no need to panic, good to go. Good thing I was curious to see my beautiful dress and couldn’t wait until my alteration appointment! Hopefully take 2 will go much better.
I hope no one else has this issue and everything goes swimmingly for all other brides!