- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I went into it already knowing what I wanted and what I didn’t want. I didn’t want lace or tulle, or a bedazzled dress with a lot of sequins, beads or crystals. I really wanted something pretty simple and timeless…which turned out to be REALLY hard to find. I refused to even look at DB, because of past bad experiences shopping there for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses or going with a friend shopping for her wedding dress. (Maybe it’s just our local store?)
I went dress shopping with my mom. I didn’t want a lot of opinions because I already knew the style of my wedding and what look I was going for in my head. My best advice to you is to window shop dresses online, save ones you think you like, so you can get an idea of what you’re looking for. I pretty much already knew my colors, my wedding hairstyle, makeup, jewelry, centerpieces, etc…before we even picked a venue or date…thanks to pinterest wedding planning while anticipating the proposal.
Our first place was a small bridal boutique. I tried on tons of dresses, even ones that I knew I wouldn’t like, partly to please my mom….she really wanted me to love a lace dress, but every one I tried on I felt like I looked like grandma’s curtains. lol I did find one dress there that I liked, even though it had a ruffled skirt, and I wrote down the info for it in case I decided to come back and get it.
2nd trip…we went to another bridal store that sells both consignment and new dresses. I found one dress there, that was new, that was a satin A-line strapless Casablanca dress. Very simple skirt with a ruched top, sweetheart neckline. It had a train, with button-up back. I loved it, and put it on hold.
3rd trip…we went to a bridal outlet store. Tried on a few dresses but nothing wowed me. There were no price tags on the dresses, and the consultants didn’t help with anything….my mom was searching the place for clips to hold the dresses closed bc the zippers/buttons were all busted. I was frustrated and left.
I went back to the second place, tried on the dress again, and found a veil that had exactly what I wanted in the cosignment part of the store. (I was planning to wear pearls, and wanted my veil to have a pearl accent.) After putting on the dress and the veil, my mom cried. I cried. That was my dress.