I picked up my dress! It was the first time I had seen it in the satin (I tried it on in a pearlized taffeta, and the store was kind enough to order the dress for me in an ivory satin instead), and I was nervous about how the different fabric would translate.
(I would like to preface this statement by letting you know how completely irrational this is:) I had totally convinced myself that this dress was not going to fit me. I was positive it would way, way too small and I would be totally humiliated. The dress actually turned out to be way too big! Which is really throwing me off by the way. But you be the judge:
Please excuse the lighting!
With the flowers I made:
And with the shoes:
Before I ask you what you think, keep in mind that this dress needs alterations. A hem is crucial (even with the shoes we're going to take about and inch and a half off, I'm petite!), the bust doesn't fit all, the straps are too long and there is an extra inch of fabric around my hips. I know I haven't lost any weight since I ordered this dress in September, so I guess the fabric switch explains it! I was so convinced it would be too small that I'm really shocked at how it fits. The bridal salon people told me to wait until at least May to start the alterations process, but patience is not a virtue I possess and I want to start now, to assuage my fears. Because, true to my endlessly indecisive nature, I still don't know if I made the right choice. I think that getting the dress fit to my body is going to make me feel better about my decision. My weight stays within a 3 pound range and has for over a year now, and I don't plan on losing any weight anyway, so I think I'd be safe getting it altered now.
So, what do you think? Is the satin too much? Has your dress come in yet? Do you suffer with constant indecision? Did you question your decision like I am?