Saturday, January 17

That dress that every girl dreams of? It's mine!

That's right! I bought my wedding dress today! It was a tough decision for me because it is such a huge part of my wedding day. I would love to say that i "just knew" the first time i put it on because that's howeveryone in the magazines and blogs and tv shows and movies says it happens, but it didn't happen that way.

Instead the dress was completely different from what i thought i wanted at first. It has a lot goin going on - beading, pick-ups, and ball gown skirt - but the more i thought about it, the more sure i was because
  • I couldn't stop thinking about it and looking at it online
  • I didn't feel as comfortable or as "me" in any of the other dresses
  • I compared every dress i looked at and tried on to that dress
  • It will be custom made for me so that i don't have to make my body work for the dress, the dress will work for my body
  • I can customize the dress, which means i can have the off-the-shoulder sleeves i've always wanted and a shorter, more managable-for-me train
  • The woman who owns the store, The Chic Bride, is the nicest of the women i worked with and did not pressure me at all. Not even when i had the dress on for about an hour yesterday.
  • I couldn't stop looking at myself in the mirror when i had the dress on
  • Sarah started to cry when she saw me in it, which she doesn't do often.

So, without further ado, here's my wedding dress!!!


BEL said...

it's lovely! congratulations!

Rachael said...

Exciting! It looks beautiful! My good friend also ended up with a dress she totally didn't expect to like - I think that must be a trend. Kind of makes it seem silly to spend so much time dreaming about that "perfect" dress :)

The Pissed Off Bride said...

Nice choice!!!

Very happy for you. Finding the right dress can be tough, but it sounds and looks like you have a winner.

BTW, I was looking at ordering a wedding dress from an etsy seller.I will be coming back to hear your "experience" update.

Good luck!

Chrysti said...

Gorgeous! And I can see you wearing it, too!! :)

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, it's fabulous. you're going to be so stunning!!

Nancy said...

It's beautiful! I love it!