- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I went to a local bridal shop today just by myself to look around. I’ve recently lost a lot of weight and am still very self concious about my body and coments on it. and i wanted to be able to form opinions on my own without hearing my mom calling me fat, and then bring her and my sister at a later date only to try on dress styles that I liked.
Well, today, alone with my bridal consultant, I think I found my dress. I tried on a few different styles, and found that I really do like the way I look in a fitted mermaid. I tried on a bunch of Allure dresses (by accident that they were the same brand!). I tried on some really over the top sparkly ones, some lace ball gowns, some satin ball gowns, but my two favourite were both tulle mermaid! And I said that I didn’t want a tulle dress because my high school grad dress was tulle, but I loved them so much. It was so funny- I went in wanting big and poofy and over the top (I looked into having a replica of a Pnina Tornai gown made!) and once I tried them on, I like them, but I felt… like a little girl or like I was just playing dress up. The dresses wore me. My two favourite were so much more timeless and classic. And I realized that I didn’t need over the top to make a statement.
No photos of me in it, because I wasn’t buying, but I’m going to go back to the salon with my mom and me and my bridal consultant are going to pretend like it’s the first time i’m trying on dresses, and fall in love with this one with my mom (My mom kind of wanted to be involved, but I’m just not strong enough to deal with her sometimes). And the bridal consultant says I can take photos then, so I will!
The runner up was Alfred Angelo’s Cinderella. I loved the tulle accents on this one, and the back was just stunning.
But I decided that the floral accents weren’t as me as they could be, and I wanted more sparkle.
And the one that was perfect, that I love and didn’t want to take off- Allure Bridal 9002
I am so excited to go back with my mom and try her on again and purchase the dress! I loved the back, the train is just long enough to make an impact, the rouching made me look itty bitty, and she framed my butt and boobs perfectly! I felt so pretty and regal and bridal! And once the veil was on, I kept saying how I didn’t want to take it off!
I’m so excited! I can’t believe I found her! Any other bees have this dress?