- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
I have to say I really, really surprised myself last Thursday. My sisters were in from out of town and we wanted to go look at wedding dresses. My wedding is still a bit of a ways off (October 24, 2015), but I was not sure if they would be able to come back down when I thought I was going to start looking at dresses (which I had planned for this coming fall). I made an appointment at a shop known for it’s Maggies, and Allures, and Pronovioses and went in with a clear vision in my head of what I wanted. I had seen a blush colored dress they had at a bridal show the weekend before. It was on display in the front of the store, but as the appointment went on, it slipped my mind to ask for it.
A little background: I am a very, very curvy lady at 5’2 with DDDs and a big butt, so I realized going in that not every dress I was in love with was going to look good on me. I knew I wanted lace and I wanted tulle–and lots of both. The first few tulle ballgowns I tried on were very heavy and made me feel as if I was drowning. I tried on the three Allures I came to this specific bridal salon for and HATED the way they looked on me. I tried on a Pronovios I had been drooling over and absolutely hated the way it looked on me. My consultant encouraged me to look into other fits and fabrics. I tried on some satin lace-ups that were just not at all what I envisioned. They made my body look rockin but they were just not what I had wanted. Even though I hadn’t planned on buying anything, I was still a little disappointed by how nothing I tried on seemed to “fit” either my body or my vision. It was nearing the end of the appointment and I started to get a little tired and was ready to call it a day, when I remembered the dress in the front of the store. I asked to try it on and the moment I did…
Butterflies. Even I could see how my face just kind of lit up when she put it on and I kept smiling. It had lace, it had tulle, it was a “full A-line” as the consultant said. I couldn’t believe how much I liked it. I was SHOCKED when I saw the price tag and saw that it was well under my “budget.” My FI and I had discussed that WE would buy the dress, but my mother blindsided me and said that if I loved the dress and I was done looking, she would buy it for me.
Now, I’m not going to say that I knew this was the *only* dress for me, but I will say that it was everything I imagined my wedding dress would look like, it was absolutely stunning, and it made me look amazing in it. Within five minutes of having it on, I couldn’t imagine getting married in any other dress. I am uninterested in looking further.
So, even though I planned on going in to just browse and get a feel for what I wanted, I ended up purchasing the dress and I couldn’t be happier! I selected Allure 2701 in champagne/ivory (although it really has some blush tones in it).