- Last updated on January 22, 2013 at 7:39 am
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**I wore Alfred Angelo 2083. She had a semi-cathedral train, and was net with sequins over satin. Here's my little secret -I bought her as is off the rack! No ordering, no sizing, I walked out of the shop and straight down the aisle!!**
I originally had my heart set on another, much different, gown. Alfred Angelo 2020.
However, we had to drive 3 hours away to find the closest store that had a sample to try on, (or pay $80 to order a sample, and if I didn't like it, oh well!) so my mom and MOH and I did a road-trip. I tried on the dress, loved it, but took my family's advice about not buying the first dress you try on! So I looked at a few others, and the detail on the bodice of my gown is what caught my eye. It was all folded and bagged up, so I had no idea of the silohouette until I tried her on. I came out of the dressing room and my mom and MOH's faces were shocked. First I thought 'uh-oh...how bad is it?!' Then they started raving about it...my mom called it the 'Va-Va Voom dress' LOL!
But still...it was only the 3rd or 4th gown I tried on, so we called it a day at that shop and vowed to keep looking. A few weeks later I had a day off and was home visiting, so MOH and I went to our local bridal store that has been around for ages. I hadn't even thought to look there. Wouldn't you know it - they had Miss Va Va Voom on the rack, she had just come in the day before and no one had even tried her on! It was my size, and fit like a glove! Plus, she was $100 cheaper than the other store, and because I bought her off the rack, I got a 15% discount. I hadn't planned on buying a dress that day, but MOH just looked at me like I was crazy and said, 'it's fate - you HAVE to get this dress!'.
So I did :)
And I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, too!