My dress - seriously - for real this time.

So originally when we had planned to have a surprise wedding this May, I had gotten a dress from Davids Bridal.  Mermaid, satin, ivory, with a ivory bolero with lots of pretty detail.  Because we were going to get married on such short notice, I had to go with a dress in store, rather than order because nothing would have gotten here on time.  The dress was pretty - but still wasn't 100% what I was looking for. Never wanted an ivory dress--I wanted white. So I was settling.


Our venue for our surprise wedding fell through, so that's when we pushed the date back to back to September 27th at the Hilton.  Now a Friday evening fall wedding, the whole amibance was changing.  The dress I had was just NOT going to do.  So I returned the dress I had gotten from David's Bridal, got my depsit back in store credit, and began the hunt again.


I was considering getting a replica made from Miss Fish Bridal but something in my gut wouldn't let me purchase that dress yet.  Something said "hold off".  So I did.


One day 2 weeks ago FI and I went out to dinner and then came home to watch tv and snuggle.  I was on eBay on my iPad and out of habit these days I start searching for anything wedding related I may need.  I decided to browse wedding gowns.  So I did my search - white, mermaid/trumpet, size 10/12.  Tons, and tons of dresses.  I came across one dress that was exactly what I was looking for.  White, lovely detail, mermaid, and even had a jacket to match (I am very self conscious of my arms).  The "buy it now" price on the dress was $900.  Starting bid was $100, with no bids yet- 5 days left on the auction.  Never worn.  Bride was selling it because she chose to go with an ivory dress instead of white (ha!). So I watched and stalked this auction like you wouldn't believe.  I refused to "buy it now" because I just knew I could get it at a lower price than the $900.  Well the day of the auction end, no bids.  I won the dress for $100, and $45 shipping.  Man oh man was I excited.  But now the true test - will this mofo fit?!?  So I wait patiently for 3 days for it to come.  It arrived this past Friday.  I tried to get it on myself but I kept getting tangled up (don't laugh..lol).  So I waited for one of my good friends/bridesmaids to come over that evening to help me try it on.


The dress is PERFECT!! Fits like a glove and absolutely no alterations needed - not even the length which surprises me because I am a shorty doo wop and at 5'3 and change, everything is too long for me.  Now don't get me wrong, I could use a little more room in the hips so I am more comfortable when I sit, but I have 6 months to work on that.  I just have to be sure not to gain any weight.


Below is the pic that was on eBay, and then pics of me in it!


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Posted on March 26, 2013 at 7:55 am
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Uhlease
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Wow! How awesome that you got it on ebay!! It's perfect!

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 8:05 am
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I know! I barely slept waiting for the auction to end. Then still had sleepless nights until the dress came and I could try it on.  LOL.  Best $100 spent!

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 8:10 am
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Holy moly that's perfect!!

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 8:34 am
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That's awesome! The dress looks beautiful on you!!

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 9:33 am
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Girl WERQ!
Posted on March 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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YOU GO GIRL....ROCK THAT DRESS!!!!!!!!

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm
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Great buy and you look beautiful in her!!!

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm
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You look gorgeous!!!

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm
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Lovely dress - great deal!!

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 2:03 am
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What a deal!! And it looks fantastic!!! I love stories like this :)

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 2:22 am
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Wow! That dress looks amazing on you.

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 2:23 am
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I FREAKING LOVE YOU IN THIS DRESS AND I LOVE EBAY! You look spectacular!!!!

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 3:15 am
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Stunning!

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 3:40 am
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WOW, what a great deal you got on the dress AND so happy that if FITS! You look AMAZING in it! SERIOUSLY tears of joy of how gorgeous you look in it!!!!!!!

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 3:43 am
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I LOVE your dress!!!!

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 5:29 am
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you look fantastic! what a great find!

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

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