- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
So, I just spent this last week dress shopping and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I had been dreading the experience up to the minute of my first appointment, because I was afraid the sample dresses would not fit and everything was going to be out of my budget.
My first appointment really felt like a trial run for the next appointment. I tried on many dress styles and quickly learned that I favored the fit-n-flare/ a-line silhouette with lace and beading. By the end of the appointment, I favored two dresses; Allure 8917 and Alfred Angelo 801.
At my second appointment, I walked in, roamed throw the racks and could not find a single dress that match my criteria. I was scared that this appointment was going to be a fail. But, the lady helping me asked what style I was looking for and she immediately started pulling dresses. Ten dresses later, I narrowed my likes to three; Karena Royal by Maggie Sottero, Casablanca 2072 and Casablanca 1827.
After walking away from my first two appointments, I was a little disappointed that I wasn’t experiencing that ‘OMG Moment’ with any of these dresses. I liked them, but I didn’t love them. And I second guessed whether or not that moment happened for everyone. I started to feel like I was going to settle on a dress. But, I still had one more appointment scheduled.
Well, my third appointment was yesterday. I told my assistant what I liked and she started pulling. On the third dress, she commented that it was blush but, that it could be ordered in ivory. I slipped into it, walked out in front of the mirrors and knew this dress was the ONE! I loved the blush color, the silhouette, the beading and the price. My family even started getting emotional and I knew that there was no other dress comparable to it. I stayed in the dress for thirty minutes and did not want to take it off. Unfortunately, there was one problem. In earlier discussions with my fiancé, he mentioned that he didn’t want me in blush. He wanted a traditional bride in white or ivory. But, that wasn’t stopping me from trying to get my dream dress. So, my mom text him, told him how beautiful I looked and how much I loved it. And he text back saying ‘YES’ to my dress! YES! YES! YES!
So, on August 17, 2013 I will be walking down the aisle in Ruthie by Mori Lee. I am so ecstatic!!!
Along this journey, I learned that you should never settle…find the ONE! No matter how many dresses it takes. Every bride deserves the perfect dress.