Ahh thank you all for your lovely comments! I do agree that 2 has less 'wow factor' than the others. I think it probably flatters my figure the most, but to be honest, I felt pretty good in all of them. 2 was actually the heaviest of these four as well.@MrsCToBee that's so true about taking up dresses with a lace hem! When you say it cost you a fortune, would you be happy to give me a ballpark figure? I'm hearing quite varied reports on the cost of alterations in general and it's making me nervous since I just have no clue what this would cost...Also, this may be super silly and it hadn't even crossed my mind until a friend mentioned it was something she was very conscious of on her wedding day, but I feel that having a bustle on a dress like 3 or 4 might make my already big bum look enormous! I never thought I'd go for a tulle skirt and I do like how light it makes the dress, but can't help thinking that all that material gathered up behind is not going to do me any favours in an area that I'm already slightly self-conscious of...
I've just had a long video call with one of my bridesmaids, who lives in Sydney, and we've gone through every dress in minute detail - who says bridesmaids have to be close by to be involved/helpful?! We've decided that I am going to surrender the £40 it will cost to get the first dress in to a different shop to try in a size that isn't too small. I haven't been able to get it out of my mind since I first tried it two months ago, and I think if I don't try it again I will always wonder whether it would have been 'the one'. Then I'm going to have to try all the others again and force myself to make a decision! In other news, we have booked our pizza van for the evening! This was something I wanted right from the start as J and I love wood fired sourdough pizza and I think it's the perfect food for when everyone is drunk and starving midway through the night (our two-course meal will be at 3.30, so I'm thinking of pizza at 9ish??) We've booked The Land Doughver, which is an old land rover with the back converted into a pizza oven and I'm SO excited about it!