So like I said in a previous post, this is a GOOD week! I hit and surpassed 100 followers, I am hosting my first giveaway (go and enter if you haven't already), and I BOUGHT MY WEDDING DRESS! OMG!
As you may recall, last week I asked all you great ladies for some assistance in picking a dress among the three that I was hopelessly stuck between. Before I tell you my decision I'll tell you the story of how I came to it - need to maintain the suspense!
I made an appointment to go into the bridal store to check out the dresses again. If you recall, the store had a promotion where if I ordered by Saturday I wouldn't have to pay tax. Well tax is 12% in Vancouver so that adds up. I tried on the first two dresses and another dress that was similar to the third dress I had posted about. There was a clear winner I must say!
To add to this, the dress that I fell for was more or less a new addition to the sample collection. Pearl, the lady helping me out (and I think the store owner) offered me 30% off if I wanted the sample gown! Thats 30% off on top of the 12% savings with no tax! Now that was a deal I couldn't not consider seriously! While I was initially apprehensive about purchasing a sample gown, when I inspected it closely I could totally see that it was a new gown that hadn't been tried on much. The bottom and underneath were super clean, no stains, no dirt, the inner seams looked good, there were no sweat marks or grub of any sort around the underarm area.
So I took my new dilemma (see a pattern forming?) and came home. I waited for my mom to wake up (we have a 10 hour time difference between Vancouver and Cyprus) and chatted with her about it. I was surprised that she was encouraging me to get the sample! She isn't one who likes having things that others have owned or worn before! Oh what to do...
I went back to the store! I asked to try the dress on again and nitpicked it to death. I even put on a veil to see how that looked. The dress was a size 10 and I needed a 6-8. I asked questions. Lots of questions! About alterations, changes in shape, removing bits, adding other bits, and on it went. Until I was as sure as I could possibly be! And then I said the great big YES! I'll get it! And waaaaay under budget!
Last night I went for my first fitting! It's so interesting to see the dress take shape on your body as the seamstress pins away! I have an appointment again next week and then probably one more after that, and then the dress and veil will be mine to take back to Cyprus over Christmas. I know I am doing the alterations rather early but my weight doesn't fluctuate much at all so I think I'll be safe.
So while I am considering keeping you ladies in suspense and posting the link to it tomorrow, I figured you might get a tad pissed off if I did that! So without further ado here is where you can see the dress I picked :)