This is so exciting, I can't stop thinking about it! I went to an atelier here in Rome yesterday and at first forgot to tell the lady that I was on a budget, so the second dress she puts on me is the most gorgeous gown I have ever had on and I fall in love with it instantly. Then I tell her that I can't spend more than 2K euros and she goes "oh I shouldn't have showed you that one then.." So I try on another 5 dresses but keep thinking about that one... I try it on again and I love it more than before... well, to make a long story short, they said I could have that sample (in my size!) for exactly 2K euros including alterations (is slightly big at the bust) and cleaning!!! I couldn't believe it, it was almost 4K euros originally! It's made of champagne silk georgette with silk flowers at the bodice and fitted at the waist and hips just like I wanted it. It's sophisticated and romantic, my dear FH is gong to be floored!!!
I will have pictures taken on Monday and will post some here to show it off!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!!!!!