*** MY DRESS CAME IN TODAY!!!! ***

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!


(yes, that's me, squealing).


I get home from work, kickin back flippin through a new Frederick's catalogue (cute new stuff, by the way).... I think I hear my phone ring from within my purse in the bedroom.  By the time I get there, it's gone to voicemail... Hmmm... a 726 number.... Hmmm.... voicemail.  Some girl from Alfred Angelo "I'm calling you about your dress you have here......."  DRESS I HAVE THERE??????  Since when????????????


I call back, and get the girl who'd 'helped' (I use the term loosely) me when I bought it... she says it came in today.  SWEET!!  I'm on my way!!!!!!!!!!


Now there's really only two girlfriends who'd be willing to go with me (most of my friends are guys) to pick it up... one has the flu (and is leaving for NC in the a.m.) and the other was at football practice with her son.  :(  *pout*  So I can either wait for one of them to go with me another night, or I can go alone.....


Screw it... I go alone.


I grabbed my camera and my new *sexy* shoes, and headed out the door.


I get there and she pulls it and it's GORGEOUS..... so sparkly (much more beading and glimmer to it than I recall from trying it on).... So I put my shoes on, she straps me into the bra, I slip into the dress and.....


It's too friggin SHORT!!!!! 0


As I may have posted before, when I tried it on, it was EASILY 4 inches too long... I was stepping on it in the FRONT.  So I had to special order the "short" version (3" shorter and $50 more -- I'm 5'8" and I had to order a SHORT dress??????)... even with ordering the short version, it was supposedly going to be a couple inches too long, so I knew I'd have to wear at least a 2.5" heel.....


So I kick the shoes off and in my FLAT feet, it's perfect (any shorter and it'd be TOO short, but flatfooted, it's fine).


So *shrug* I'm not gonna worry about it.... I love it, it fits almost PERFECTLY (it'll need a bit of nipping in just under the bust, because in addition to 5'8" being SHORT in the world of Alfred Angelo, apparently a 38D is small chested :rofl: )... I absolutely love it however... I'm fine with finding some flats or something to wear with it... I just love it.


No pics (I just didn't bother even asking her to take pics)... but I'm going to make an appt with a seamstress for alterations (I don't want to go to their alterations chick) in the next week, so I'll get pics then.


YAY!!

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 3:05 pm
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YAY!!! Its a good dress day right? Hey lady, I'm new to your town, as you know, where are you getting it altered? I need to have the bust taken in on mine :)

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 3:10 pm
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OH NO WAY!!  You're here already??? 


I haven't decided where I'm taking mine.  A girl I work with LOVES her alterations lady, so if I can get in with her, I'll go there (I don't know her name or anything)... otherwise, there's a little alterations shop near my house that's done great work for me in the past, so I'll see if they can do wedding gown alterations.

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 3:15 pm
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Alterations date neebs? I'm really nervous about the lace, I just want to make sure someone can really work with lace you know? My friend said Ponte Vedra had a good bridal alterations shop, she was going to check for me so if I hear back on that lead I'll let you know

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 3:17 pm
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YIPPEE! How exciting!!! Can't wait to see pics :)


LOL I got my Frederick's catalogue today too!

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 3:18 pm
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By all means, let's go!!!!  If someone has a good recommendation, I'm all ears. 


What part of town are you living in??

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 3:18 pm
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Grrrr... the more I think about this whole 'short' thing, the more ticked off I'm getting.... Arrrrggh, I'm trying not to fret about it (I mean, the dress is here, it fits, and I love it), but I'm just a bit over sensitive the closer and closer we get (I swear, last weekend, I must've cried over stupid sh*t like 6 different times -- and I'm not even PMSing!!!!!)


*breathe*


Can't worry about the little stuff.... (how come that's so much easier said than done???)

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 1:47 am
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I had height issues with my hem but we're getting married outside and I'd rather it not be stained or snagged so it worked out better. Just breathe! :)

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 9:45 am
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Neebs - check your PM.  My sister recommended someone for alterations in Mandarin.  She custom makes wedding gowns so she may be worth checking out.

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 10:01 am
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forward meeee the PM!! :)

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Kristeen: thank you!!!!


Champagne: You got it!  ;)

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Before dinner tonight, we're sitting there, and I was like OMG!  Must try on my dress!!!!!


FH was like "no, no, cus then you're going to want to show it to me....."  I insisted I wouldn't and scurried off to try it on for just a minute.


EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!  I love it even more.

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 3:57 pm

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