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Hi Everyone! So, a couple of weeks ago I posted :(sad): ….Telling you all about my first experience dress shopping. It was awful, and I was….well, sad. My post stirred up lots of emotions, but I really felt like I had a bunch of you bees rooting for me!
I took all of your suggestions and first made an appointment for David’s Bridal this morning. Fantastic experience! I tried on about 8 dresses, and found one that I really thought was the one! AND, my consultant knew a friend of mine who I do a lot of community theatre with…She’s his Aunt!! Such a small world considering the store was about an hour drive for me. Anyhow, I had another appointment at Windsor Bridal in Toronto (thank you Mrs. Martian for your fantastic suggesion)….and I kind of wanted to cancel the appointment since I’d already found my dress. But we made the trek in anyhow, just to make sure.
My consultant didn’t seem too sure about sizing, and I was ready to leave but my mom wanted to look. We pulled 5 gowns that we liked. One came close, my mom chose it. I knew I liked it better than the one at David’s…but we still had one left to try. I chose it! My consultant told me it was a one shoulder…something I had missed when I chose it and I was actually disappointed! But I tried it on and guess what….it was fabulous. Totally knocked the ball out of the park fabulous. The rouching around the bodice was brilliant, and I just knew nothing would compare to this dress. So, we did it. Put the deposit down and ordered my wedding dress 🙂 I don’t want to put a picture up becuase I’m scared my fiance will snoop, but it’s the Bonny 1119 if anyone is curious!
I just wanted to thank everyone for all of your positivity and suggestions and encouraging words. I think that day would of been much worse if I didn’t have all of you to encourage me the way you did!
One more thing checked off my list 🙂
Post # 3
That’s awesome!!! Congratulations on your dress purchase! I’m so happy that you had a much better experience this time around.
Post # 4
Yay! I’m so happy for you.
Post # 5
I just looked up the dress and it is BEAUTIFUL! I’m so glad you had a good experience this time and found something you love, congrats!
Post # 5
Awesome I am so glad you found something you like!
Post # 6
Yay! So glad to hear this dress shopping experience was positive! And you found your dress!! Double yay! I looked it up and think it’s a beautiful dress! 🙂
Post # 7
So happy for you!! I had a similar experience a month ago when I went to try on dresses and wrote a sad, pleade for help post too! I went to David’s Bridal, and while I found dresses that I could actually fit and was excited but then when I got home I realized I was excited b/c i fit into the dresses, not b/c I LOVED THE DRESS. I was so emotionally disturbed, I took a month off from looking. Im going to Kleinfelds (Say Yes to the Dress) and RK Bridal this wknd, in NYC. I hope, hope, hope to find something this weekend.
Congrats – your dress is beautiful. I like a few of the Bonny dresses to.
Post # 8
Enerlise615 – I know just how you felt. To be honest I didn’t sleep much last night, dreading going out to look for a dress again today but I’m so glad I did. The consultants at both stores i went to today were fantastic…came into the room with me and helped me every step of the way. I think the first shop I went to just sucked. You’ll find your dress! Keep us posted!!
Thanks so much Mousegirl and Sassygrn!
Scc6a-The rouching through the bodice was SO flattering…and the flower decorations in the skirt added just the amount of playfulness I needed to reflect me. I’m so happy with it 🙂
Ms. Martian – Thank you so much for the suggestion to try that shop! They honestly had a TON of selection for plus size brides. And my consultant…although I wasn’t sure of her at first turned out to be wonderful.
Post # 9
Yay! Congrats. What a lovely dress. The floral detail on the skirt is beautiful I have a Bonny as well–I’ve never seen anyone else with one. I can’t wait to see some pics of you in it.
Post # 10
I’m so happy to hear this! Yay! Glad you found something you love.
Post # 11
So beautiful! I love the back, the lacing is gorgeous and the way it drapes on the train, STUNNING!
Post # 13
I just looked it up… It’s SO pretty!