- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
I started dress shopping back in January, and my expereinces were not all as pleasent as I would have liked them to be. I was expecting all along to get that “feeling” when I was trying on dresses, you know, just knowing that it was “the one”. Well I hate to brake it to you ‘bees, but that just wasn’t happening for me. After 6 bridal stores, frustration, knowing what I wanted, but couldn’t find it, I was done. I wanted to just order a dress that I liked, but I kept on feeling like I was settling.
After help from the boards, I went in to the final bridal salon knowing I was going to order Casablanca 1914, but still didn’t get that feeling. As we entered, there was a gorgeous dress in the window that my mom pointed out. It looked too small, and too expnsive however. When the consultant told me that it was a Maggie Sottero Limited, I didn’t even want to try it on, not to mention it was 2 sizes smaller then what I had been trying on. My mom insisted though (partially because it was marked down!).
It fit somewhat, but was too small in the hips. I’m one of those people that if I can’t see how it will look on me, I’m unsure. The design fit well with my 1920’s venue, but I wasn’t swayed until the owner convinced me she could make it fit me perefctly with only letting out the hips.
Sure enough, she called me TWO days later and was finished with alterations:
Basically what I’m getting at here is that not every bride is going to get that wonderful feeling when they first try on the dress that they purchase, but I sure felt that after it was altered. I had reached my point of frustration and was ready to settle, and I’m so glad my mom was there to make me try on one last dress.