The crazy: I bought it before I was engaged. No joke.
I'm going to go ahead and blame the countdown clock on RueLaLa.com. In case you haven't heard, Rue La La is one of those discount sites that holds daily boutiques on designer clothing, shoes, etc (here's an invite if you'd like to join). They were holding a limited time "Afternoon Fix" sale on Nicole Miller (one of my favorite wedding designers) and I fell for cross back gown. It had the perfect back, the price was great, and I only had an hour to decide!! And you know the rest...
4. Check online for better prices. When I Googled my dress, I couldn't find any other sites selling it, but I did find a message board posting with it listed in another Rue LaLa sale at a higher price. I realized then that the dresses that didn't sell that day would eventually get marked down further. To me, it wasn't worth the risk.
So, I was in love with the dress and patiently waiting for it to arrive so that I could hide it away from Nate. The big question was: would I love it as much in person? Stay Tuned!
Have you done any pre-engagement shopping to save money? Did it pay off?