I didn’t get ‘the one’ feeling until I had already purchased it and went back to try it on 5 months after I bought it (it’s been sitting the bridal salon for safe keeping).
When I first found it I was out looking with my mom. I was somewhat sad, although I had plenty of time (this was in October of 2011, I’m getting married Sept. of this year), I was getting the feeling I wasn’t going to find a dress I liked in my budget (max $300).
My mom suggested this boutique that I thought would be way too expensive but I decided to appease her anyway.
The owner of the salon was working it that day and I told her everything I wanted: simple, a line, corset, side gathering, sweetheart neckline. She asked me my budget and I prepared for the scoffing when I said $300. She was totally supportive though and was like “We can do that no problem!”
She pulled about 7 dresses. I loved two of them but was undecided. I brought my posse (both bms mom and fmil lol) in and they loved the one I was leaning towards. It was $230 and I was super comfy in it so I bought it.
The only catch was it’s a size 12 (off the rack) and I’m a size 4 so I couldn’t really get a true idea of what it would look like on me. I kept looking at the pictures and thinking I looked not even remotely feminine.
I voiced my opinions to my mom this month and she suggested we go back and try it on under the premise that I wanted to try it on with my new undergarments (I got a knock off nubra I was curious to see if it would help boost the girls a bit (I’m an a cup)).
We went back this weekend the consultant was super nice and had my dress waiting for me. I explained the thoughts going threw my head and she mentioned she totally understood. She shimmied me into my dress and got me some cups (having them sewn in) to stick in it along with the bra then she stood behind me and pulled the dress as tight as she wherever the clamps didn’t seem to be tight enough.
I looked in the mirror, and fell in love with my dress. The simple beading, side gathering, the neckline, the soft taffeta, the beautiful color. The consultant hanging out with me and really working with me to see what the alterations will do was the clincher.
So after purchasing in and fretting over it for five months, I had ‘the moment’ :).
Ack sry I wrote a book!