Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Yes, you read it right. I have 2 dresses to wear on my wedding day. What I like most is they are 2 totally different style dresses. As you may recall, I was having an on and off relationship with my 1st dress. It was love at first sight. I pursued her right away without second thoughts. Suddenly, when I got her in my hands, my buyer’s remorse disease hit me. I second guessed my decision, I have doubts about her. As crazy as it may seem, I was actually thinking of breaking up with her to find new love. One lucky day, I put her on, I fall in love with her again … but I am not head over heels in love as I used to. I doubt my choice. Is she really the One for me? I mean she is pretty, don’t get me wrong ( I don’t want to hurt her feelings here). But together, are we compatible? She was everything I’ve dreamt of as a little girl. I remembered vaguely a Chinese movie that I saw, I don’t remember the name of the movie, but it was about a group of people who took a trip somewhere. Their plane crashes, they all survived and were living in an isolated island. There was a part where all these girls found a treasure chest and in there are all these beautiful big dresses. They all looked like princesses in the dresses, like a fairytale. I so wanted to have a chance to wear those dresses one day.
So when came the day John proposed, and I said “Yes”, the wedding planning begins, I was most excited about the ‘dress’. I wanted a dress like Cinderella in the fairytale. I was so determined I wanted a big poofy dress. After all, when do you get a chance to wear these right? Now at the age close to 28, I am not sure if I still want that kind of dress. I saw pictures of brides that have simple style dress on, and they still look like a princess. Yes, I am now on a totally opposite taste of wedding dress. I am looking for straight down dress or even a trumpet style. When I saw pictures of Jenna Bush wedding, I got even more depressed and determined that I want a simple dress. She looked so beautiful in her wedding dress.
Last weekend, I got crazy and start shopping for another wedding dress. I found Alberta from Watters but her hefty price tag forced me to seek another solution. After a disappointed dress buying attempt, I went to Topanga Canyon Mall for help. I was circling the parking garage for more than ½ hour before I could find a parking spot. Angry and frustrated I almost gave up to go home. I am glad I didn’t . I finally parked and walked into Macy’s. I couldn’t believe my luck! I found her in 10 min. Tried her on, too big. Got her anyway. The dress is on clearance. The price is too good to be true. At this point, I don’t care whether the dress fits or not it can always be altered anyway. I am very excited.
I took it for alterations last week and should be getting it back end of next week. She has to take the dress in alot since it's a size 6 dress. The length is perfect, so no work needed there. I also decided to remove the black sash completely off. I don't know if I want it or not but I can always put it back on if I decided to keep the sash. The alterations cost more than the dress! I knew it would because the price on the dress is a steal. Overall with alterations that dress is still way well under what I have expected. So I am one happy girl. :)
so here's the dress, picture taken courtesy from June's little Samsung Black Jack. So it's a simple dress. The picture doesn't do justice. The dress is actually a lot prettier in person. The bottom part flares out, I love that part of the dress. I removed the sash, not the color that bothers me, it's the width of the sash. I think it's too wide. Hopefully with the alterations, it would look something like this:wishful thinking, I know :P These pictures are actually from her. She posted the dress for sale, I was really interested but the price tag is still a lot more than what I wanted to spend even though it's a used dress. After all it's the ever famous Melissa Sweet's design. I love everything about this dress and she looked gorgeous in it, doesn't she? I hope she doesn't mind me posting this, hehe.