Post # 1
I went dress shopping for the first time today… eh. I had one dress that kind of made my eyes water a bit, but the more I look at the pictures my mom snapped the more I’m convinced it’s no good.
ALSO, We may be moving our date up. Like WAAAY up to April 20th instead of October 26th. Wasn’t really a huge fan of the fall wedding, and April 20th happens to be a Saturday and also happens to be my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary which I think is AWESOME 🙂
Here is a pic of the dress my mom and nana loved… I’m not so sure.
Post # 3
Yeah, I was in a similar boat – we were originally planning on getting married November next year, then figured we’d never organise it because it was too far away, so moved it up to April 13th instead (eek!). Dress shopping has been fun, but it helps having the wedding so soon, because the salespeople are more willing to sell you the sample in the store because they’re not sure they’ll get a dress ordered on time 🙂
If you’re not really happy with the dress your family loved, keep looking! If you’re not comfortable in it on the day, it will be noticeable. Put this one on the maybe pile, and check out some others. For what it’s worth, I think it looks lovely on you, but if it’s not your cup of tea, then no amount of looking at photos is going to change your mind.
Post # 4
@LadyElva: I’m glad someone else is as crazy as me! My mother almost had a heart attack when we considered moving it up… but I am the opposite. I want it all planned NOW so I don’t have to deal with it later…. and there’s only so much you can do a year out. I’d rather bump it up and get it over with and be married already 😉
i liked the dress when I had it on… I think I’m going to go up there in my spanx and see how that helps. Shapewear is a must with that one.
Post # 5
It can be really overwhelming and emotional at the store, so it’s no wonder you teared up. If you don’t feel it now, don’t force it. Also, the consultants may try to scare you into buying a dress right away talking about alteration timelines; it’s bunk. You can always order the dress then find a reputable seamstress in the meantime. Your alterations can be done much more quickly this way. It’s still faster, sometimes, even if you buy off the rack and go straight into the alterations waiting list with the store. Just my experience in the past. Definitely check with that store for specifics for your stuff. Good luck!