Friday, December 14, 2007


Riziks is the last dress store that we went to on Saturday afternoon.I had heard marvelous things about Riziks, and I'm not just talking about from the bridal community! We stopped at Starbucks earlier that morning and the cashier overheard us talking about Riziks and proceeded to tell us that was her favorite place, EVER and that we would be buying my wedding dress there. My co workers all raved about it, let me just tell you I had pretty high expectation's :) Thankfully they lived up to it.

We walked in and we knew right away what people were talking about. We worked with a lovely lady named Beth, who took us into a back dressing room, but easily big enough for the four of us, with its own full length 3 sided mirror. She talked to us but listened to what we were saying in describing what we liked in a dress. She then proceeded to bring out dress after dress, really looking at how they fit on me.

As you know from a previous post I Love Peter Langner, and it was actually a Peter Langner dress that we ended up putting a down payment on.

^ This is the closes picture I could find of the dress, however my dress is white, not this color.

As of right now, this is my dress, we put a down payment down and everything. However, I am starting to have second doubts, not about the dress as much as the price. I feel with weddings its easy to get caught up in the moment, the cost, of thousands of dollars being spent for one day. I know its a very important day, but the marriage is the most important part, and its hard for me to fathom sometimes spending this much on a dress I will wear once, when this money could easily pay for 4-5 months rent! Do any of you other brides out there ever have any problem with the amount of money you are spending on your dress? This dress was actual in a sample sale, but since the sample sizes are 10, I need at least a 12, and there wasn't material to let the dress out, that's a problem I have with sample dresses! I am going to look at this dress again this afternoon with my MOH, I will let you know what happens.

On another note, I don't know if this is going to effect other wedding dress designers, but we were told when we talked to riziks that if we cancelled our order it could go up to 2,000 more (!!) if we decided to re-order, because of the euro going up in price, and Peter Langner being a European designer. So that is something to think of also!


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Friday, December 14, 2007 5:46:00 PM  
Blogger ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

i LOVE peter. his craftsmanship is amazing and so is the fabric he uses. it's worth the money, don't regret it. you only get to do this once!

Friday, December 14, 2007 6:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a pretty good experience at Rizik's as well. I didn't find anything special there but my attendant was very helpful and nice.

As far as the cash...I agonized over this as well. I still can't believe how much my dress cost sometimes. I didn't order it for a month. I shopped around for another month and went to other stores trying to find things I liked or that fit me as well and my mind just kept coming back to it. In the end I got it.

You've shopped a lot already...I think even if you found something else you liked it would still be a Peter Langer!

Maybe it was a waste but I love the idea of passing my dress down (not for my daughter or grandaugther to wear but just so they can have the dress their grandmother wore.)

If the price really really bothers you perhaps you can donate it after the wedding to Brides Against Breast Cancer and deduct some of it off your taxes as a charitable donation. Or try to resale it afterwards...that might recoup some of the cost.

Friday, December 14, 2007 9:51:00 PM  

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