- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I totally did not expect to find a dress last weekend, but did! I took a road trip up north to the Chicago area with my best friend to visit my parents and check out some bridal shops in the area. To kill time while another friend was running late, we checked out House of Brides. As it turns out, the SECOND dress I tried on was the one! It was $250ish off suggested retail value, and we bargained it down an additional $60. With taxes, shipping and handling included, it was less than half my original dress budget 😀
After visiting bridal shops 5 times prior to this with no luck, this dress is exactly what I wanted! It is the right fabric and color, has ruching (a must for me), no bling to clash with jewelry (my best friend- who is Indian- is planning to give me Kundan jewelry to go with the dress), has a corset back, and fits PERFECT in my size. NO alterations will be needed at all, including hemming (and I am almost 6′ tall, so that is very lucky for me).
Note: the dress sample was a bit wrinkled so it didn’t photograph the greatest, but it is GORGEOUS in real life, and looks like it costs twice what we paid! 🙂