Posting this here as this where a lot of married wollies hang out. Inspired by thread in LOS. I'm not married yet but I've got my dress & have paid for it. Went through a stage of hating it but now that I have it I love it again. I literally cannot wait to wear it & think about it way too much. Infact I'd say I'm obsessive about it, dream about it, you name it! What I want to know is - is it worth it? Will I wake up the day after the wedding & think "I can't believe I spent £1000 on a dress"? What was your experience?
In fairness, it looks completely different now! I loved it from the beginning - I made some alterations to it but never regretted the decision to buy it!
I've never regretted spending the money on my dress. It was just under 2k and worth every cent. I have since dyed it black but haven't had an occasion special enough to wear it to yet. I mentioned it briefly to a friend and she was like "I swear, if you show up at my wedding in your vera wang dress, I'll murder you"
I think it is worth the price tag. Mine wasn't overly expensive but I am happy with the price I paid. It's all relative I suppose. I know some people would think what I spent was madness - others will think it was a bargain. There were other aspects of my wedding I prioritised over my dress in terms of expenditure.
In fairness, it looks completely different now! I loved it from the beginning - I made some alterations to it but never regretted the decision to buy it![/quote:1fboa73x]
Ooooh would love to see a pic MizMelanie - that's a great idea!
[quote="MizMelanie":1fboa73x]I've never regretted spending the money on my dress. It was just under 2k and worth every cent. I have since dyed it black but haven't had an occasion special enough to wear it to yet. I mentioned it briefly to a friend and she was like "I swear, if you show up at my wedding in your vera wang dress, I'll murder you"
I'll post one once I've worn it! I have a black tie valentine's ball actually to go to so I might wear it then. Mine was easy to dye as it was silk and it's slinky etc so it's not a big dress. Have to say I'm very excited to wear it again!!
Anne Cordelia Shirley
I loved my dress. I won't ever wear it again but every now and again I sneek a peek and I still love it. I was really firm with myself when I was dress shopping and I didn't bother trying on dresses above my budget. It was worth the price to me, I had the money saved and I loved the figure the dress gave me as well has how good I felt in it. I love the photos of me in it and hubs still says how much he loved it. So for me it was worth every penny.
That said, I know what its like to be on a budget so if I'd had to make cutbacks or had a smaller budget I'd have gotten a dress within that budget. I guess its all about what you can afford, but looking at my dress in a heap the next morning made me really glad I hadn't paid thousands for it!
How do you go about dying dress??
Thanks girls. Don't get me wrong. I can afford my dress in that I could've paid for it up front and I didn't have to sacrifice any other aspect of my wedding to have it but £1k is still a lot of money to me. ACS I get what you're saying about being glad that you didn't spend thousands. I really hope I don't wake up the next day and kick myself!
I loved my dress - worth every single cent!!
I love my dress and also peek at it every now and again but I still think that it was an awful lot of money to spend on a dress for one day. If I could dye it and get some more wear out of it I wouldn't mind at all, I'd love to be able to wear it again.