- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
Sooooo. Back in November my Maid/Matron of Honor and I dragged ourselves to look a bridal dresses.
First we tried David’s Bridal. I just wasnt digging any of the dresses enough to commit…so we went and got margarita’s. Our next sojourn out was to a Maggie Sottero Trunk show.
First I feel the need to mention my Maid/Matron of Honor and I know how to laugh..the laughing so hard you’re seizing and if your bladder is full you might pee a little too kind of laughing.
So, in addition to the promisary margaritas after the experience, we also vowed to try on some truly out of my taste range dresses. So we picked out a few dresses ourselves, and my lovely (but clueless) consultant picked out a few others and off the the dressing rooms we went. My dress choices ran the gamut from elegant to sweet to OhMyGodAwful.
And I proceeded to discover a few things.
1. Trying on wedding dresses you would never pick in a million years with your best friend is funny and I highly recommend it, and the fact that the other brides were all VERY SERIOUS about this process made it somehow even funnier to us both.
3. You will need these laughing skills when you try on a dress that the stunningly gorgeous and svelte girl next to you just tried on and needed clips to close and you look like a headliner in a Russ Meyer flick…
4. Lastly, never judge a dress by how it looks on the hanger.
The dress, my dress appeared very plain on the hanger. There was pleating on the bust and some sort of exposed corsetry on the waist (not see-through exposed) But the silk dupioni gave it substance and style. I loved how the fabric felt, and the corsetry slimmed my apple shape nicely. The back had buttons and these gorgeous pleats across the back that gave it an almost bustled look. It was gorgeous, did I have the breathless teary moment? No. But I liked how it looked (even two sizes too small) and I liked how it felt. So I jumped and put my deposit down on it.
When I got home I googled it. Nothing. What? That cant be, I am the Google queen I can find anything!
Apparently the designer Elizabeth Darcy for 2Be Bridal is a bit obscure.
And my dress? Snort..aside from a few photo’s that do my dress no justice..nothing.
::sigh:: months passed. My dress grew less lovely in my memory..and then I saw JenniferCeline’s dress. you know the gorgeous not yet in the stores Davids Bridal ball gown..with pockets!
It was love. It was gorgeous and everything I never knew I wanted in a dress. Alas it was not in my local store..but SCORE! it could be ordered. The only nagging thing you ask? Umm my dress, the one that was coming to me was $1500.00ish of which I had already paid about 850.00, so I kept hedging on ordering the David’s one..I still had time right? I wasnt getting married till September. Back forth on almost a weekly (ok daily basis) I was.
Then I get the phone call from the salon..my dress is in. D’oh!
This past weekend my Future Mother-In-Law and I went to pick it up. The salon was closing so I did not try it on there. Back home I slid it out of its bag. Ohh such pretty silk. And those buttons look really nice. I slip it on (I’ve still got about 10 pounds to lose and some firming up so it doesnt zip up completely but this is not a worry) and look in the mirror.
Whomp right in the solar plexus. Oh My God My Dress Is Friggin Gorgeous..I didnt cry, but I did feel a HUGE weight off my shoulders.
Unfortunately, Fiance walked in the door at this time, so no pics, For now here’s the dress on the model. Trust me when I tell you it looks a hundred times better in person. And I will post pictures very soon.
I am so glad I waited. And that old demon dress regret can kiss my silk dupioni covered butt.
::HUGE SIGH:: Life is good.