- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, life has been quite hectic these last few months. Over this time, I’ve had the chance to pine over dresses online, deciding which ones I wanted to truely persue trying on. You all know the feeling I’m sure, absolutely loving some, liking others, hating the rest, but not knowing how any of them will actually look on you. And let’s face it, some things look great in photos on the model, and then you put it on and it just doesn’t quite do it for you.
When I went dress shopping with my mom, cousin, and 2 of my best friends last month, I went into the shop with a specific dress in mind: Pronovias Pergola. I had literally been OBSESSING over this dress for months. The lace on the bottom reminded me of my grandmother’s wedding dress, which is absolutely stunning even by today’s standards. So I called the salon and asked if they had Pergola, and the lady said yes, commenting, “That dress is absolutely gorgeous.” I immediately booked an appointment.
Upon arrival, my bridal consultant questioned me to get a feel for what I liked and didn’t like. She knew I wanted to try Pergola, but she also took note that when I described my ideal dress, I mentioned lace, cap sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and generally being open to really any silouette. I also said that I tend to love pretty much everything by Pronovias. Something about their designs and their lace just feels perfect to me.
Much to my excitement, she put me in Pergola first. As gorgeous as the dress is, I immediately knew it wasn’t “the one”. I’m quite petite, 5’2 and around 110 lbs, and the a-line, borderline ballgown, skirt seemed to just swallow me whole. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it, but like I said, it just wasn’t the one.
I put on another 4 or 5 dresses she pulled for me, always finding something about them that I didn’t like. She left and returned with 3 more dresses. I was immediately drawn to the last selection on the rack. I mentioned this to her and she just smiled. She put the first of the 3 on me, and my eyes were still on the rack. I told her that I was very intrigued by the third dress. Again she smiles, takes me out of the first dress and puts me into the second. I tell her to bring on the third. She then tells me that it’s also by Pronovias, and that I “have a good eye”.
The moment she clipped me into the dress I knew… Mind you, I had begun to lose hope by the 4th dress that day; I was finding something wrong with every single dress I tried on. But with this dress I literally had no words. My bridal consultant said, “Well?” waiting for my expected critique, and I was rendered speechless. That experience really made me realize that finding your wedding gown is both the hardest and the easiest decision to make. You might be losing hope, trying on dress after dress with no end in sight, feeling like you’re too picky for your dream dress to even exisit, but don’t give up. When you put on your dress, you will just know.
So, that being said, I get to my question: Did your dream dress in photos actually end up being “the dress”? Or, like me, upon trying it on did you find that it wasn’t the one?
Share your stories ladies! 🙂