- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
no, not at kleinfeld’s. though, i must admit, that would be fun. lots of pressure, but fun nonetheless. anyway. STORY TIME!
i’ve been dress shopping for months now. and every time i found a dress i loved, i didn’t get that “i need to stop looking” feeling. i shopped at home, i shopped here at school. i swear, i tried on close to 50 dresses. i looked at alfred angelo, i went to david’s bridal, and i went to like, six independent bridal stores. i tried on a lot of dresses. a lot of different styles and looks. a few different price points, too.
this week was going to be the “get settled with school. start organizing. do laundry” kind of week. no wedding things, no planning, none of that. i was gonna work on some invitation designs for my etsy shop so i can get that up and running. and then, i got a call. apparently i made a “follow up” bridal appointment at a shop up here, back in may, for yesterday. okay, i forgot. whatever. so i went. and i chose a handful of dresses (gotta love when shops have lots of plus size samples). i tried on a gorgeous maggie sottero (maude, i believe). i tried on a super pretty beaded dress that weighed a ton (i can’t remember the designer). and a really pretty chiffon a-line dress (which would have been great for a spring/summer wedding). and then, there was this dress. which, i’d seen in the bag. and it looked okay.
and then i put it on. and for the first time, i didn’t want to try any more dresses on. at all. i didn’t want to look any more. i was done. this was my dress. i didn’t want to look at any others, i didn’t want to go back and try the other “top” dresses back on. i didn’t want Fiance to see this one (he’s seen all the others). she clipped the back, and i went out to the mirror. changed the sash (i hate the sash that comes with the dress), tossed on a veil, and bam. i was done looking. this was it. i loved everything about it (aside from the sash, but that’s just an accessory that can be changed).
so after going home and thinking long and hard about it, i went back and tried it on again. and i put down a deposit. and i’ve never felt happier about a decision. i regret nothing. i have no dress doubts, i have no dress fears. i love it. i can’t wait to show it off once the proper dress comes in. and get some proper pictures with a real camera (the ones i have are awful and fuzzy. the consultant didn’t know how to take photos with my phone).
the dress i got is by mori lee, it’s from their “voyage” collection, #6726, in ivory. hopefully i’ll be able to come back and post photos soon!