Now, here is the story behind my gown. I wanted an inspired Maggie Sottero gown but when I was about to place my order, they told me that it would take six months to have the dress ready and shipped to me. I did not have that time. I had no clue that people start gown shopping a year before the wedding. I started gown shopping two months to the wedding. Crazy! Right?
In a panicky state, I started gown shopping with my girls. I tried so many gowns but I never felt comfortable in them. So one evening after a gown session, I had found a possible win but I wasn’t so sure about it so I had to pay a holding fee since it was the only piece remaining and I wanted to have another fitting with my family members present so that they can give me their honest opinion.
So that same evening, we happened to stop by Greenhouse mall and we spotted a gown shop by the name Jayelle Styles. We went in, saw the gowns and I spotted this beautiful look alike gown that I had initially wanted to order. I asked them if I could try it on and they asked me to book an appointment for me to try on the dress. That is there policy, which I respected.
I made my appointment, tried on the gown and it was a perfect fit. I wanted a gown that was made from lace and satin, and that’s exactly what I got. The ‘V’ neck design at the back ran a little deep and it went all the way down just before the curve on my lower back. I loved this dress. I paid my deposit and I knew from there hence forth “Harusi tunayo”.
Two weeks to the wedding, I went and tried on the dress only to find that I had added weight and I could not zip up the dress. I had indulged a lot during my cake tasting visits so I never noticed that I had added weight. Three people tried to zip me up but the zipper could not go up.
I had to lose the two kilos in two weeks for me to fit into my gown. The dress had no room for any adjustments at all, so losing weight was the only option I had.
I kept myself on a diet and I lost the weight. Okay let’s be honest here; I lost one and a half kilos. That was good enough to get me back into the gown.
Indeed, I was one lucky bride. Everything I ever wanted, I found it in a David Chan gown.