Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The case of the exorbitant wedding dress

I have been on a few websites to get an idea of what I wanted especially because
am one of those females that does not had an idea of her perfect wedding or wedding dress .I don’t have names picked out for potential offspring’s and nor do I have an idea of what my ideal house would look . Basically am not really all that fused… I like to think that this is because am not materialistic and people matter to me more then things.

So being non-fussed and non-impressed with what I have seen so far I went to a particular wedding shop recommended by a friend. I had planned to take a couple of siblings and a few friends till It occurred to me that I hate shopping unless its grab and go and that 6 differing opinions would drive me crazy I had to ask a 2 of my friends if they could sit this one out ( I felt really bad actually and it stayed with me for 2 whole days although they were understanding).

I called the shop in advance and they told me it takes about 6 months for an order to be fully processed and to allow for fitting etc…Dear lord, what non-sense people planned to get married this far in advance…that beach wedding with select family and friends sounded better and better by the second.

The day arrived and I had chosen 6 from the website , I tried them on one after the other and eventually fell in love with a period dress, of lace and embroidery. Well the coat is and the dress underneath is rather plane except for the waist. I was having this one no matter what and it helped that I didn’t have to return for more shopping. I and my advisors were all agreed we loved it. The assistant then gave me the prices, they were priced separately…oops!

For someone who is so anti extravagant weddings, hates the idea of what should be a simple ceremony ended up buying a dress that she will only wear once that could easy feed an orphanage…ouch! I am telling myself that the rest of wedding cost I totally disapprove of and if it was up to me I would do away with them all so one expensive item is okay…..i feel the need to bellow don’t judge me…clearly that’s my own inner voice struggling with my self concept! Something to bring up in my counselling course me thinkith…I love it though!


white african said...

oh yeh the cost of wedding dresses, why are they so expensive? i dont get it.

with me it was a case of the 2nd dress i tried on, i loved, and they are so clever they dont tell you price until you fall in love with it and by then your willing to fork out the necessary amount.

imagine if primark sold wedding dresses loooooooool

NM said...

LOL! Walahi thats so true, try it on, fall in love with it, get everyones approve and applause (well not really applause) and then when you are sure you want to buy it and you have said it out loud many a time they take you away to the counter and gently explain that you need to leave a small fortune! I wonder if they earn commission...ah well my assistant was lovely i even hugged her before i left lol

Amina said...

don't feel bad about it...at the end wedding is something onw waits for and happens once in lifetime (generally speaking i mean :)

Firefly said...

If it's anything like the pictured gown, it's gorgeous!

Congrats, luv!

NM said...

Am coming to terms with the sore spot as long as noone mentions the cost

bridesweddingdress said...

thats true in japan, wedding dress costs very expensive. normally 2,000-3,000 dollars.(of course over 5,000 for desingers brand like yumi katsura.)
is it possible of used-wedding dress or rental dresses like in japan?

Anonymous said...

I need to know the name of this designer who made the dress in the photo. Just post it on this site Thanks so much.....

Anonymous said...

the dress in the pic is the one ive bought i love it,
its benjamin roberts design 912 in the vintage collection!
good luck