It's a custom made dress. It was my first fitting. There's supposed to be some tweaking...right? My seamstress is a rock star. I have full confidence that she'll pull the dress together exactly how I want it. But there is some work to be done.
E, don't you dare keep reading.
*photos are all linked to prevent fiance peeking!
She said she erred on the side of modesty and made the top with a LOT of coverage. One of my biggest fears with the neckline of my dress, was that my teeny little chest would be swimming in the space left for it. I want it fitted, sleek and tiny. It was not. It was also pretty lopsided. I think she saw that immediately when I put it on.The custom back wasn't quite as low or wide as I wanted. I think this is probably a quick fix.
Lastly, the straps were too thick. (see first photo)
I'm sure I must've sounded like quite the bridezilla when I stepped out of the dressing room, with nothing but things that needed to be changed, but I was dissapointed that the dress didn't look exactly like i'd been imagining and I couldn't help but blurt it out.
It truly does have all the right elements though, and I know it'll turn into something beautiful!
And as BM Rae, and my sisters and mom said, "Katie, it's really not that bad!" (did I mention we got there right when she opened on a Saturday morning? we were armed with starbucks, but the sleepiness still shows)
Also, I did a pseudo make-up trial that morning. I felt like I was heavily coated. Sis K1 and Rae said it was barely noticeable. (And the only photo that barely shows the unnoticeability is an awkward mid-sentence, confused, dark, and shadow-induced double chin shot. Aren't you bloggers lucky I have no shame?)
In an effort to not be dissapointed again, and to let Richelle know how happy I am with the dress overall, I sent an email to her this morning thanking her for all her hardwork and sending her some more inspiration photos of the specific tweaks I wanted made.
Here are the photos I sent her:
Mrs. Cherry Pie
Here's to hoping it will all come out in the end. :-)