Remember how I said last week that I was having major doubts on my wedding dress?
Saturday, Nanubia, who’s my maid of honor, was able to join me at the last minute, and so was one of my friends from volleyball. We went to Katherine’s Bridal Boutique in Alexandria, and after too long of a wait for someone who had made an appointment, a salesperson finally helped me. I wasn’t there to shop. I was there to try on the dress I have been eying.
She found the dress and brought it over to me, and it was just the color I wanted, all in ivory. I knew I was going to like it. We finally made our way into the dressing room, I put the dress on, and though there were no “OMG!” or tears, I knew it was it… The dress is gorgeous.
I was determined to save my money and buy it online. Online, I could buy it for $928, no tax, plus I had a couple of coupons sitting on my inbox. But Nanubia asked me “if something goes wrong, isn’t it better to have a store you can go to and complain? Isn’t it worth the extra hundred bucks for that kind of peace of mind?”
She had a point. I told the salesperson my issue, and that if they were able to make it for $1,000, including tax, I’d take it then. They matched my price, I ponied up the credit card, and left a thousand dollars poorer.
The dress comes in at the end of August, hopefully a tad sooner so my parents will get to see it when they’re in town. The rejected dress? I’ll have to sell it, but I’ll wait until the other one arrives, just in case. If you know anyone looking for a dress, send them over to me…
I am now in deep fear that the store will get their money back from me through alterations. I had to order the same size as the sample size, since even though the top part was was big on me, it was just fine on my hips, so the last thing I want is a dress that won’t fit me on the hips! (Have I mentioned that my waist is two sizes smaller than my hips? Yes, baby got back.)
Unfortunately, the shop doesn’t allow pictures, and though I know that after I paid for it, they would have, we totally forgot about it!
But I’ll leave you with pictures of the dress that I’m NOT going to wear. How’s that?
And I must have lost weight since March when I purchased the dress, even if my scale and my measurements have been lying to me, because the dress below is way too big on me now… I still love how the back looks, but hate how the dress looks on pictures. It is MUCH better looking in person, since it’s rich in details. It was one of my concerns when I started considering a new dress — I’ll have to stare at those wedding pictures forever, it won’t be fair if the pictures don’t do the dress any justice.
Please excuse the unwashed hair, unmade face and the obvious “can’t you tell I came here straight from work” exhaustion on my face. And now, the rejected dress: