I found the dress!!!
I went dress shopping with my mum and found the most amazing dress. I wanted something that made me bounce. Budget was set at ??1000, which is not exactly teeny! However... I wanted sleeves, for sure. And lace. And it needed to make me look teeny wee. Now I tried on heaps of GORGEOUS dresses, but none of them made me bounce. And then. After my mother twisted my arm, I tried on pronovias 'ucari'. It wasn't love at first sight as I hated the sash. But the lady changed that to a sash from a Maggie Sottero, grossgrain ribbon in Parisian Mist. And boom. That was it. I was in love, damn my mother! With a ??1,700 dress - argh! So. What to do? I can probably find ??700 between now and the wedding as long as I literally have NO LIFE, and live on beans. But is ??1,700 a ridiculous amount to spend when the total budget is ??11,000? Does anyone have experience of negotiating the price of their dress? I literally love this dress so much, and with the lilac ribbon it's just stunning.