- 12 years ago
- Wedding: September 2021
Hi Hive! (it’s hard for me to call you ladies Bees, because FMIL’s nickname for Fiance is Maccabees, or “Bees” lol)
Maid/Matron of Honor and I went dress scouting again today, and I think I found the dress. Here’s the story:
We went to a little boutique on the main drag of my little town out here. I didn’t exactly have high hopes for the place, especially after my awful David’s Bridal experience. So we go, and I’m super nervous again. The place was so nice though. They had all the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses on the down stairs and all of the wedding dresses upstairs. So we go around, and she asks me a few questions about the type of ceremony I’m having, what my size is, etc., and pulls out quite a few dresses (the store had one of those remote closets – I felt like I was in Cher’s closet from Clueless!). THe first one I tried on was awesome. As was the second one. I’m not one of those girls who spends 45 minutes in a dress trying to decide..maybe that’s a bad thing? But after trying on 5 or 6 dresses and prancing about in them, I still didn’t feel like I had found “it” (this was later confirmed by the song, “I Still Haven’t Found (what I’m looking for)” came on. Can we say irony? lol).
Then she pulls out this dress from her fantastic closet and says, “Alright, humor me. I know this is probably not what you want because of the sparkles, but let’s just see it.” I was game, so I put the dress on. She laced me up and it fit like a glove (and this was just the try on!). Turns out, it’s Maggie Sottero’s Ruby. I loved this dress. I went up on the pedestal, and my jaw just dropped. I felt like a freaking queen! It accentuated my waist without making my hips look too big, and gave me some GREAT cleave. She had my put my hair up in a loose bun and put a veil on me…and I was just in love. I walked around, and then I walked towards a mirror, to get the view Fiance would get, and I just cannot say how beautiful I felt.
Problem is…it’s $1500. Eek! That’s half our budget! I’m hoping I can find it for cheaper online, or maybe even a “knock off” that’s super similar. I just couldn’t get enough of the dress, but I definitely would not be able to spend half our budget on it! I’ll figure it out.
Anywho…here are some pics of it (including the one of the model)
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