Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I Said "YES" To The Dress!

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 :) 

52 fabulous blogger's comments:

Stacy Marie said...

My goodness friend, what a lovely gown! Sounds like you made the right choice. I can't wait to see it on you!

{Cassandra} said...

I think you are going to look absolutely stunning on your wedding day in that gown!

merium said...

that's a seriously beautiful dress!and a bargain too! good on ya!

Patience said...

That dress is breathtaking. Congrats on finding your perfect dress.

Brandi said...

Absolutely STUNNING. You simply must post pictures of you in it (eventually, of course -- don't want you to spoil the surprise). Awesome job finding such a beautiful gown at such an amazing price. You really had the fates on your side that day, didn't you.

Kristy said...

gorgeous! and on sale too?! it must be meant to be - what a beautiful gown!

Bicoastal Bride said...

LOVE it! That was my favorite gown of the three you were considering, and I know it’s going to look so lovely. Congrats on getting a great deal, too!

buhdoop said...

Beautiful! You will be a stunning Bride!

Christin said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations! How exciting!

Westside Wedding said...

The gown is gorgeous! How exciting to be in the process of having your dress being altered to fit you perfectly!

Quincifer said...

Ahhhh its so lovely!! :)
I have already picked out my wedding dress...and I'm not even engaged yet haha.
I bet you can't wait now.

Sarah said...

That's one of the ones I liked! Congrats, I bet that takes a little stress off of you, I know it did for me :)

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Yea for getting that big to-do checked off the list! And what a score on the bargain deal! You can never go wrong with that. So happy for you and can't wait to see you in it! :)

Katie said...

YAY!!!! It is beautiful!!!!

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Christina Loves Jon said...

Congrats, Hun!
Great choice!

And funny story...I picked out and bought my wedding dress on Saturday...And I was just about to post a blog entry with the same title! Then I just saw your's and couldn't believe it...Great minds think alike! :)

Congrats again! <3

Spare Thoughts said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Great dress choice, plus the discount - sounds like it was meant to be.

SG said...

Beautiful dress! And even better that you got such a great deal on it. Congrats on finding your perfect dress :)

saltsays said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! And wow you got such a great deal! Congratulations to you!!! I know you will look lovely in it! :)

(Could I have used any more exclamation points? Geez!) !!!!!

Ams said...

OMGoodness I am so insanely madly in love with that dress!
The top of the dress, gorgeous, it is soft, elegant... i am in love! Beautiful choice!

Luna said...

great choice.

Jean said...

That is beautiful! I looove it. :) Congrats!

Morgan said...

Gorgeous! I love that dress, and I'm sure it will look outstanding on you! Congrats!

Gaynor said...

Wow, gorgeous dress, cant wait to see it properly!

Thats so good you managed to get it cheaper too!

Miss T said...

Oh Congratulations. So glad you are happy and you got your dream dress for a steal. Sounds like it was meant to be!

When did I become my Mom said...

Oh my gosh that is a stunning dress. Congratulations on such a fantastic deal - it has to feel great karma brings back around nice presents like that. ;-)

Stopping by from SITS!

Design it Chic said...

Oh congrats on deciding over this one!!! it's amazing!!! it resembles of mine a little.. which makes it even more amazing:P You will look brilliant in this one:):):) Will you have your hair up or down???
Happy Day!!!

Gracie said...

Yes that's so exciting! The dress you picked is amazing and beautiful. It's so great that you got the dress under budget!

P.S. I'm having a little giveaway :)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Glad you were able to decide on a dress you liked and paid less than anticipated! I remember how thrilled I was when I found a wedding gown I really liked that didn't cost more than I wanted to spend.

Visiting from SITS. Happy Thanksgiving!

Honey Bee said...

Omg its gorgeous! Congrats! :-)
~HB

Sarah Ruth said...

That dress is so gorgeous!!

Nicolasa said...

What a gorgeous dress!
Stopping by from SITS!

Shell said...

STUNNING!!!!

Mrs. Ria Thurston said...

BEAUTIFUL dress! I remember the moment I found "the one" :) New to your blog... found it through my beautiful sister-in-law's. I was married this September 4th. What a beautiful month to get married! Come visit my blog... Life as a Wife!

Blessings,
Ria

Melissa B. said...

This must be quite a relief to you! And a keepsake that will inspire memories forever...SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

Look, Ma, No Hands!

parentingBYdummies said...

So gorgeous. You'll be a stunning bride. I can't wait to see the pictures!

Simply Colette said...

That dress is completely stunning! Congratulations!!! So exciting for you. :) hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Oh it's so beautiful! Sqeee!

Working Mommy said...

What a FABULOUS dress!!! I know that was one of the hardest decisions I ended up making...so I feel you! I'm sure you're going to look GREAT!!

Happy Sunday SITStah!! Hope you have a great week!!

~Working Mommy
Come on by, stay for a while and leave a comment or two!! See you there!

thatgirlblogs said...

I gasped out loud -- love it!

Stacy said...

oh my GOsh, I LOVE it! So gorgeous! And I love Say yes to the dress!

Stopping in from SITS. Happy Sunday.

Paige said...

What a beautiful dress! So glad you got lucky and got a great deal on it.

Stopping by from SITS! Have a great week.

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Cocktails & Cashmere said...

Lovely!!!

Heather said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful!

lemonologie said...

Congratulations on finding the right dress for your special day!

I love your blog design. I too, love chocolate!

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!

Melissa said...

how exciting! Glad you found a great deal on top of choosing a beautiful dress ;)

xoxo

New Mexican Bride said...

YAY!!!!!!! What a great step to be completed! I LOVE IT, BEAUTIFUL! Great choice! And you gotta love the way it all worked out, price wise and all!

redwhitebride said...

your dress is lovely! i particularly love the hem. congrats on finding the one!

Masala Chica said...

i love, love love pronovias. what a gorgeous gown. their designs are stunning! Congratulations on finding "the one"

Quasi Serendipita said...

It's just gorgeous! Visiting from SITS :)

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Just stunning. You must be ecstatic!