Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:27 PM
I’ve been rethinking my dress…and I hate myself for it
My wedding is in two months (!) and I bought an Essence Couture (Essence of Australia) dress in July of ’07 for a little over the $1K mark. I was looking for something strapless and A-Line made of huggable fabric and I pretty much found that in this dress. The detailing was very different too: aurora swavroski crystals throughout the bodice and a giant beaded starburst – no specific flavor lol- on one side.
It was a dreamy blur when I put down my deposit. Then… the first fitting happened.
They whip out my dress from the garment bag and I instantly love the way it looks and feels. When they helped me into it and secured all the buttons, I still loved it…but…not so much anymore. The asymmetrical waistline was sort of awkward looking, it was heavy as f**k lol, and my body sort of got lost in it. It didn’t necessarily scream Cabo beach bride to me either. So I assumed all this anxiety was simply because the alterations hadn’t been done yet.
Fast forward a month and a half later. My second fitting is March 10th and…
I’ve been looking at different dresses online! The biggest “bride that already bought her dress” faux-pas! Needless to say, my anxiety has gotten the best of me and I am no longer sure if the Essence dress is THE DRESS. I’m blaming it on the fact that I was never the type to pick out my clothes the night before for the next day (or 10 months earlier at that lol)!
So I window internet browse and browse…and I run across a Jessica Mcclintock dress for $350.00. Well, returning merchandise is my second biggest vice (the first is obviously shopping for something I already have lol), so I purchase it. It arrives today and what happens? I love it! It’s a sleek halter dress made of pretty satin & lace fabric with very little fancy-pants detailing. Plus it hugs me in all the right places (needs to be fitted a little more) and its ultra light.
I rationalize that I still have my second fitting to go to in two weeks and I might end up loving the alterations on what was originally “the one”. But I still wanted your opinions on which dress you prefer on me better. I hate that I’m so indecisive, but what I’m wearing has been the one thing I’m paranoid about and I just don’t get why it’s driving me so nuts!
I appreciate all your honest opinions on either dress!
***Related Side Note: I feel like the woman modeling the original dress is having my very same issues...and im guessing it was altered to her size for the picture...
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:33 PM
Good luck on your decision!
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:38 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:39 PM
I say see how you feel after your 2nd fitting. If your still feeling iffy and your heart tells you to go with the second than go with it. You can always try and sell the one you don't go with.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:18 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:25 PM
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:29 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:47 PM
((I am also sooo happy that I'm not the only 2 dress bride lol!))
I'll definatley wait until my second fitting before making a final decision...and if I end up with the former, then the latter can actually be returned to J.M. woohoo!
Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:50 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:51 PM
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