Elizabeth Anne Designs Feature: Wedding Dress- The Result

Remember last week and my meltdown with my wedding dress? I was having second thoughts about my wedding dress and wasn’t sure if it was the right one.

Through the advice of the fabulous girls over at Elizabeth Anne Designs, I got an overwhelming response of suggestions of what to do! Thank you so much!

The day after I posted my dress dilemma, I made an another appointment at Vera Wang.  I thought that my experience this time would be different since I wasn’t going during a sample sale.  I was the only one in the bridal salon and knew exactly what I was looking for.

Vera Wang only had one of the two dresses that I could try on.


via Brides.com {source}

This is a dress from the Spring 2006 line.  They had the same dress that I tried on at the sample sale.  Apparently this dress is discontinued so there would be no way of buying one that fit properly (unless I found it on other pre-owned websites.)  To be honest, much like the Priscilla of Boston dress, it was wearing me.

I tried on a few more dresses that were nice.  I found one much like the one I was originally searching for but the skirt was so full that I don’t know how I was going to walk in it.

I contemplated the thought of buying it but I didn’t want to get in the same predicament that I was already in so I asked if I could take a picture of me in the dress.  I needed time to mull over it and being the visual person that I was, I needed a picture to remember what I looked like in the dress.  To my surprise,  I was not allowed to take a picture.  Apparently, you can only take a picture only if you decide to buy the dress.  Are you kidding me? How do you expect people to buy dresses if you don’t allow them to take pictures?  I was a bit taken aback and turned off to be completely honest.  I then asked if I could have the style number or name of the dress and was denied that as well.  The wedding consultant basically said that this number wouldn’t do me any good.

I can  understand that they don’t want brides going else where to find their dresses but I would be more inclined to buy from them if they let do the things I needed to do to feel comfortable with my purchase.

So that was my second experience with Vera Wang and I’m pretty sure I’ll never be back.

I know this post turned into more of a rant then anything but I have now developed a plan of attack with my wedding dress.

For now, I’m going to stick with my current wedding dress.  I have plenty of time to change my mind and will continue to look but at least I know that I have a dress that is beautiful and that looks beautiful on me.

I have learned that a wedding dress is not a piece of taffeta or silk, it’s not the buttons the line that back of the dress or the train that follows you, it’s the way it makes you feel.  You make it a wedding dress, it doesn’t make you.



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5 responses to “Elizabeth Anne Designs Feature: Wedding Dress- The Result

  1. Hooray! I still love your first dress and am so glad you are sticking with it for now. You are going to be such a beautiful bride.

  2. Hey Abby,

    Pick up the new issue of Martha Stewart Weddings (summer 09). You will see a bride wearing your current wedding dress in one of the featured weddings. Or better yet, here’s a link:


    She looks stunning in it. And very bride like if I do say so myself. I know you were having doubts about that.

    Hope this helps to settle your mind a bit. In either case you will look and feel extraordinary in what ever you decide to wear!

    Good luck!

  3. @Maya: Thank you so much for this link! It definitely makes me feel better about making the dress my wedding dress!

  4. Mitzi

    Hi Abby!

    I hope that all is well!

    I think that the issue here is that you went to Vera Wang and Priscilla. I didn’t have great experiences at these places either, since I’m so short the dresses all sort of ate me alive, and there wasn’t a huge selection. I highly suggest trying a more relaxed sort of bridal shop. If you choose to keep dress shopping, you should try La Reine Bridal in Waltham, MA. That’s where I found my dress. They were really helpful and have a huge selection of styles for all budgets.

    They won’t let you take pictures though. The only place that I know of that will let you take pictures in the dress before you buy it is David’s Bridal.

    Hope this helps 🙂

  5. Pingback: It’s Official, I’m a Two Dress Bride… « Peaches by Plums

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