|Me in the David's Bridal dressing room with my dress bustle fixed!!|
|Jamie under my dress (without me wearing it) inspecting the bustle points.|
|Success! A cleanly and professionally done bustle.|
|My dress all packed up and ready to go home!|
We were pleased to find that they did a wonderful job removing all the previous bustle points and adding a new set that were cleaner and easier to use. They also got the small spot out of the front of the dress that I had found on the last visit. While I was relieved and should have been happy that it was all taken care of, I still looked wistfully at a dress on the mannequin on my way out the door, and I still think, "What if?" "what if I hadn't been so hell-bent on getting this dress with my mom and my sisters on my trip to North Carolina?" then I wouldn't have my dress shopping experience over in three hours after I'd waited my whole life to try on wedding dresses...and I wouldn't have had to fix all the mistakes that store had made because I would have bought it here in Albany. I know I can't dwell on it, and that I should take comfort in knowing they (my mom and sisters) helped me pick it out...but I am still hung up on not wanting that part of the wedding process to be over. I'm not really happy with the dress anymore. It would be a frivolous waste though, to start over now and have to re-spend that money when I just got the dress paid off. I don't even think that's an option. So I'm going to sulk a bit more, and then I will readjust my perspective and learn to love it.
Thankfully, after our trip to David's my mind was taken off the depressing dress situation with craft store shopping!! I was able to find more floral stems to add to my kissing ball bouquets to fill them out a little more around the top on all sides at Hobby Lobby, and then we went to Micheal's and they had the wedding bubbles 36 pk on clearance for 1/2 price in my color--turquoise! Imagine the luck! Follow all that with dinner at Panera Bread, and a run into Staples for fun stationary to surprise the girls at work, and it was a great girls day!