Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Rehearsal Dress Swap


I finally have my rehearsal dress...again...sort of.

It all started months ago...my Mom found the cutest most perfect dress at J Crew. I knew I wanted a classy white strapless dress and this one was just perfect. She bought me a size 8. She brought it over when she came to visit one weekend and it was a little big. So we returned it to the nearest store which is about a 30-40 minute drive. We dodged a rain storm and a crowded mall just to purchase a size 6.

So last night I tried on the size 6 dress that we bought at the store and with the growing baby bump and my new larger bust size it barely zipped. It would have fit only I might have ripped it off in pain halfway through my practice walk down the aisle...which I am pretty sure Father Ben would not have appreciated.

Today my FI and I returned to another mall still a pretty long drive from our house and returned it. The dress has long since been gone from the store so I knew they wouldn't have a larger size. They didn't. Good thing I had looked online before we left the house and they did have a size 8 so I put it in my cart. I couldn't find the receipt so I was scared they would give me some crazy low price for it since it was so long ago that we bought it only the nice lady at J Crew gave me full price for it! She also offered to order me the online one so I could avoid paying shipping (I never knew you could do this from the store...good tip to know about) only the online people said it was out of stock. I told her I had one in my cart at home only she said it was probably long gone because the cart doesn't hold the dress if someone else wants it. I was sad and left the store empty handed with a gift card for the original price of the dress $98.00 so it wasn't a total loss.

I just got home...looked in my cart and suprise suprise the dress was still there...on sale for $69.99! I had to pay the $10.50 shipping so I still ended this crazy whirlwind dress swap with a $20.00 J Crew gift card! Not that it will buy me much only still...pretty fun!

Let's just hope the dress comes this week in time for me to take it with me to San Diego.

If you are having a wedding soon I totally recommend looking at all the cute white strapless dresses that are on sale at J Crew.

Did I mention it even has pockets...which has to be my fav trend of this year in dresses...

2 comments on "The Rehearsal Dress Swap"

jociegal on September 24, 2009 at 1:30 PM said...

I wanted to tell you that I was very inspired by this post and, despite the fact that my wedding is not until April, went ahead and ordered myself one of these lovely dresses. It is so perfect and inexpensive and I owe you many, many hugs and 'Thank You's"

Cathi on September 26, 2009 at 4:41 PM said...

Congrats on your upcoming wedding next week! How wonderful that you not only found another great dress but it was on sale!!

My niece got married a few months ago and her bridesmaids dresses were from J.Crew...!

Have a Happy Weekend!

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