- 8 years ago
- Wedding: February 2010
“I’m very tired, fighting sleep, but I just have to tell you…. Today I had my first appointment in a wedding dress shop. I was pretty nervous about it – will I fit into the dresses they have in the shop? I don’t have a model’s body, you know.
My mum went with me, and when we arrived, my dad – who had driven us there – asked if he could accompany us. He wanted to see his girl as a bride. That touched me so much – so how could I ever refuse such a request?
Contrary to what I had expected all went very smoothly. I felt immediately very much at ease, and very special too. I knew right away that by entering this shop I was entering kind of another world.
We first looked at pictures of wedding dresses, so that the saleswoman who was appointed to me could get an idea of the styles I liked. The funny thing is, almost all the dresses I pointed at were dresses from the collection of their own designer.
We then went upstairs, where the wedding dresses are. I was at once awed by the surroundings. A beautiful old wooden floor, white canvas in front of the fitting rooms, and wedding dresses everywhere. It was just perfect.
There was one dress that immediately struck me. But the saleswoman had already gotten me another one she wanted me to try on – it’ll be perfect on you, she said. I looked at the size and panicked, I mean, this was way too small. But those of you who have tried to comfort me the past few days, were right: they have ways of fitting it to you. I left the fitting room and my dad looked at me like ‘wow is this my daughter?’. The saleswoman was so right. This style was perfect for me. I walked around in it and felt like a princess – gone were the worries about sizes and not being able to fit into dresses. They had been replaced by a deep feeling of happiness.
I then tried on the dress that had struck me. Already when the saleswoman was helping me to put it on, I knew it was the one. And when I left the fitting room again, I saw it in my dad’s and mum’s eyes. This was THE wedding dress. This is what I had dreamed of, but what I’d always thought I’d never find, and if I’d find, I’d never get into it. The moment I looked in the mirror I fell in love with it.
Of course I tried on some more. But it was clear: that second one was THE DRESS. Even the saleswoman said: “Everytime you put it on you glow with happiness, that’s a good sign, you look radiant”. And she added: “And you’ll look even more stunning when it is made to your size and fits perfectly”.
And then the designer himself appeared – he happened to be there today, what luck. I talked with him about minor changes to the dress and I had such a great feeling about it. He showed me what these changes would look like.
Now to cut a long story short, there we were, on our very first day of dress hunting, and we thought we had found the dress. Suddenly I started doubting. Was it wise to buy a dress that early, after having been in just one shop? Shouldn’t I see some more collections and compare etc.? Now, my mum would normally be very hesitant and persuade me to think some more about it but now she looked at me and said: “Karin, you just look soooooo beautiful, this dress is written on your body”.
Well, the rest you can guess: I BOUGHT IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At first I thought I wouldn’t tell Diether (because he knew what shop I went to today, so he’d know where I had bought it). I managed to keep it silent for a couple of hours. Finally I asked him to drive past the church we’ll be getting married in, and there I told him I had already bought the wedding dress…”