Did I Find The One?!?!?

I went to the Lazaro trunk show this morning and found a beautiful dress, nothing I ever would have tried on myself. But I feel it's too early to commit. Is it? It's such a big purchase I'm just afraid of having buyers remorse. The 10% discount would be significant, which is why it is so tempting. But I have another trunk show to go to on the 30th.

Why is dress shopping so hard? how did you know it was time to decide?

Here are pics of my current top choice.







Posted on June 9, 2007 at 12:32 pm
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ann003
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That dress is GORGEOUS!!

I bought my dress 15 months out - way, way early. I did a lot of research into the types of dresses I liked, and tried on about 20. In the end, I just knew it was THE dress. I did have some "remorse" afterwards - more like anxiety as to whether I would change my mind. But I keep seeing other dresses out there and I know mine is the one for me. Ha ha, kind of like my FI. Kidding!
Posted on June 9, 2007 at 12:49 pm
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If only I could date the dresses before I commit!
Posted on June 9, 2007 at 2:58 pm
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That is a gorgeous dress!! I looked on Pearl's Place to see if they carry it, but it is not listed. =( Otherwise, they would grant 20% off and no tax to ship out of state!
Posted on June 9, 2007 at 2:59 pm
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What's Pearl's Place? It's a Fall 2007 dress, so it hasn't hit stores yet.
Posted on June 9, 2007 at 3:01 pm
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I checked out their site. Lazaro is a division of Jim Hjelm so they may be able to order it.

Why do they grant a 20% discount?
Posted on June 9, 2007 at 3:05 pm
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Try calling them at (504) 885-9213 . I think they are closed on Sundays. They are a retail store that sells bridal at a discount. It is located here in New Orleans and I went there when I considered getting a Monique Lhuillier dress and they offer 20% off (that would have been less $800 and no tax!!), even with phone orders. Many brides across the country order from them. They are just a discount bridal store-- like Netbride, but with a store front. They offer the new stuff, but you'll have to see if they offer your Fall 2007 dress. =) Let me know how it goes! If Lazaro is under Jim Hjelm, you may also try netbride.com. That is where I got my BM dress and it was originally $279 plus tax, but I got it for $199 (shipping included). Every bit helps!!
Posted on June 9, 2007 at 3:27 pm
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Awesome, thanks for the insight!
Posted on June 9, 2007 at 3:48 pm
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I ordered my dresses from Pearl's Place and saved about 300 and the BM's saved about 80.

I had NO problems with them and actuall7y got the dresses in earlier then promised.
Posted on July 5, 2007 at 7:36 am
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That dress is GORGEOUS! I am a 5 dress bride...yes, you are reading that correctly. I sold #1 on eBay...#2 was returnable...$3 was the ONE until recently...#4 is THE ONE now...#5 is enroute and plans are to wear it for the AHR, since we've moved it to November now.

Anyway, I think your dress is AMAZING! I agree with the others...shop around and find the best price you can...I have had two friends buy their gowns from Pearl's Place and raved about the service (and prices).
Posted on July 5, 2007 at 8:12 am
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I tried my dress in 3 Bay Area bridal shops. I got one of them to take my measurements and determine the correct size I should order.

I got quotes from Pearl's Place and Net Bride and RK matched the lowest price less 5%. In the end I saved 40% ordering it from RK compared to the local bridal shops. My dress came in 2 weeks before the anticipated time.
Posted on July 5, 2007 at 8:29 am
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i love it! it would look great on you. if you're unsure take your time. i bought mines taking 24hr to make a decision. it was a trunk sale. i didn't want to miss out on the discount. i don't regret it. i'm a two dress bride.
Posted on July 5, 2007 at 7:54 pm
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I bought it the next day. No regrets so far. I love it more every time I look at it.
Posted on July 6, 2007 at 3:38 am
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YAY! Check Mark! Good for you...cannot wait to see pics of you in it. On a side note...dress #5 came today. GULP! Luckily I only paid $100 including s/h (eBay is terrible for my dress problem...it's TOO easy!)...it is brand new with tags, marked $595 and fits PERFECTLY. So I think I will wear it for my AHR and our vow renewal, which we will do next year back in Oklahoma (FI's family is there and cannot make it to Hawaii)...

My advice to you...now that you've found THE ONE...stop looking! Sound advice for dress shopping and ALL things wedding related!
Posted on July 6, 2007 at 5:40 am
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gorgeous dress! mine is trumpet/mermaid style as well.

i totally agree with loridecter above ^^^. once you've found what you like/love, STOP looking. heehee...the more you look, the more complicated it's going to get, and the more decisions you'll have to make. heehee...=)
Posted on July 23, 2007 at 12:55 pm
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LOVE that dress! I find myself leaning towards the lacy sheath dresses more than the big ballgowns.
Posted on July 25, 2007 at 12:16 pm

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