Okay, it is not "the dress", but it is my Bridesmaid's dress and I know there are a few of you waiting for this post... so here goes...
On Saturday after pole dancing, I went over to my Mum's house to see the bridesmaid's dress. Mum was chatting away when my eyes locked on the box, I began ripping off some of the sticky tape, before my mum pushed me to the side and said, "let me do it, you'll wreck the dress" - she knows me well.
First glance at the dress - not the baby pink I was expecting. Mum and I digest for a second, yes it's not what we were expecting but we do like it. We like it a lot. Flowers will need to be adapted to suit.
Before we continue, we lock Bobby outside to avoid the moment where she jumps up and ruins the dress and I curse at her over and over.
Bobby sleeping on mum
We pull out the dress, hang it up against the wall and stare at it for a while.
Mum suggests we eat our lunch while we stare, so we do.
It looked different to what I expected, but then things bought online always do.
We knew it had to be tried on.
This photo makes the pink look brighter than it actually is,
it is a softer/dusty colour like below
My MOH and I love the bodice.
The fabric (which they changed during production, due to a problem with the chiffon) makes the dress quite heavy, but it also makes it very formal and elegant, which is what I want. I love the idea of a formal, classy, fancy pants kind of wedding. I always have.
Once I put the dress on I decided that I loved it. I played with it and as you can see I took lots of photos. I'm happy.The colour is even better than what I had originally picked and the material photographs well.
The bead work is perfection.
Looking back at the picture I sent Dress of Your Dreams, they have done an amazzzinngg job at matching it, yes it is not identical, but that doesn't bother me, as long as it looks good! The beading on the sleeves is beautiful and inside the dress is a strap to keep you in the dress. It is hard to explain, but it is a nice added extra. The dress also came with a packet of additional beads. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Dress of Your Dreams website to anyone.
The only thing I want to change about the dress is the length of the sleeves. At the moment, to me, they are kinda thick straps and I would prefer them to be the full on cap sleeves, like the original photo above. I emailed Lara my request and she said it was no problem, I could send back the dress, they would remove the sleeves and replace them with longer ones. That is GREAT customer service!
So now it is time to tell me what you think and be HONEST?!?!?
Like, love, hate?
Anything you would change?