Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall
I have to tell you- I have never seen your dress but see your comments on other ladies dresses and you are so complimentary and sweet. Now its our turn to allay your fears. Your dress is gorgeous and fits you very nicely. I love that there are different fabrics at play. It's really just a matter of taste. Some people like a classic chic look, some people like a little wow factor. My comment is coming from group B. I think it looks great with the sash and I agree with your friend. The bow gives it a soft, whimsical feel, while the bling in front gives it a little something extra. You really cant go wrong- because both looks are beautiful. It's about what you feel great in. It's tough when there are other people with you to react and there are conflicting opinions. But honestly, honestly- I love the dress either way. If you took away the sash- would you add a hair accessory or veil and jewelry? Maybe seeing it with those things would change your mind about wanting the sash. There are other ways to add bling and wow factor if you are concerned the belt is detracting from the elegant beauty of the dress.
I haven't had my first fitting. I didn't really need alterations because on the size chart, my proportions fit perfectly within one of the sizes, so they just ordered it. But when I did the inspection (no trying on) I had the same feeling you're talking about. I felt regret. The dress didn't look the way I had the picture in my head. And I almost cried. And my mother saw it written all over my face. I'm sure I'll struggle through my next few appointments. I think brides feel that way because of the pressure to be perfect. I know the day of your wedding you will not feel an ounce of regret- and neither will I. Everything is going to be fine! You have a fantastic dress, a great figure, and you're marrying your great love. In other news- you have one of the largest guest counts I have seen lol I had hoped for that many guests but we have just a small tally. In my opinion- you're all set for a fabulous day!
EVKnositall - can I just tell you that you made me cry! Thank you for being so sweet !!! You all have made me feel so much better about my dress - this forum, I have to say IS THE BEST support a bride-to-be can ask for! LOVE YOU LADIES SO MUCH!!!! I am with you, I love a classic chic look, however, I like a bit of a WOW! That's kind of my personality...classy but fun! So after reading through everyone's thoughts, I think I will keep the sash with the bling. Perhaps keep the bow, however, shorten it slightly). I am hoping to find a big bling bracelet/bangle and some dangling earrings....then a tropical flower in my hair. My shoes are a navy bling sandal (Caparros Zorro).
I feel relieved to hear that you, too, had that same feeling I did when inspecting your dress. I was the same way...doubting the dress and looking at the sash initially saying, is this the one I ordered? I remembered it somewhat differently...you kindness and empathy have put me at ease. Thanks for taking the time to make me feel better (all of you for that matter!).
Yes, I cannot believe we are at 60 guests (62 counting Bill & I)....we have a few more couples who "say they are coming" so I am hoping we tap off at 70! LOL !!! Although no complaints - we are blessed to have so many who want to come and vacation with us and share in our day. It's my FI's 2nd wedding and my 1st. I am 43 and FINALLY getting married. HaHa - No longer a spinsta!!! JK!!!
Thanks again - hope I can return the favor to you sometime!