- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
I went to David’s Bridal today to look at dresses. I really had no intention of buying, and once I got there, I was even more sure that I wouldn’t be buying anything. I knew that because it was a weekend, it would be busy, but there was one bride who brought 13 people with her to try on a dress, so the back area was pretty cramped. It was hot, but my consultant was helpful and nice, plus, I was her only bride. My mom to begin with was a little less than helpful at first, she started in on my about my weight, but I told her that I just wanted for this to be a good day, and she got into it after she saw me in this dress.
I took roughly 12 pictures of dresses with me, and three were not sold in the store, and there were only two that I couldn’t try on because the sample sizes were too small. I tried on seven dresses and got a little overwhelmed.
I ended up having “the moment” with two different dresses, the first and the last one, and I panicked a little. Ultimately though, my choice came down to comfort. One had a lot of beading on the top and rubbed my under arms really bad and it was a good deal more expensive than the dress I eventually chose. Expense was important because my mom was paying for my dress. I ended up trying the first one on three times, and then I asked for a veil. The consultant came back with a headband, a veil and a little flower to add to the waistline. I wasn’t a fan on the headband, but when she put the veil and the flower on, it just kind of hit me and I knew this was my dress. It felt like “me”. Plus, POCKETS!
My Maid/Matron of Honor only snapped one photo of me in the dress, because she was convinced that I was going to pick the beaded one. It’s not full length because we had the crowd of 13 people behind us. She got me ringing the bell and making a really less than flattering face, but here she is, in all her glory:
Here’s the link. It’s a Galina, and a ball gown, something I wouldn’t have ever pictured myself looking good in. This is a 14 (I need an 18) and it’s clipped all weird so my hips look wider than they are. It’s going to take 4 months for her to come in, and I’M SO EXCITED! Plus, it ended up costing roughly $603 (without alterations of course). It needs to be hemmed. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it fits me.
ETA: Sorry for all the typos, I’m trying to post this really fast because FH will be home any minute!