dress hunt begins*
- Last updated on January 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm
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So I've actually started to look at wedding dresses.. I went last night to try on at the first bridal salon. I was a bit nervous & kind of against even starting this early? I didn't want to start looking until April or May, being that I'm getting married in October of 2012! ha. My mom, however, was super persistent & somewhat obnoxious about telling me to just go try some on to get an idea of what I'm looking for
I definitely wasn't thinking it would be this much of a strain on my brain! ha. All my life I always saw myself getting married in a big ol princess ballgown! I mean come on, the more fluff the better right? ;P So we went to one of the local bridal salon & I had my first experiences. I was first off completely turned off by a lot of the gowns that I saw in the place? Nothing was catching my eye. & I figured... awww crap. This isn't going to be good?! ha. Much to my surprise I did find 2 dresses that I did LIKE. But nothing was screaming out to me THIS IS MY DRESS!! My mother had tears with the first one I tried one (which is one of the like dresses) but we're not sure if it's cause of the dress or cause it was the first dress I tried on? But the dress was gorgeous, but I don't know if it's one I could see myself getting married in? It wasn't a ballgown. It was a fit n flare style, which I will say made my figure look damn good! ha. I was a bit shocked! I'm usually very very self conscious when it comes to my hips & my hourglass shape, but daaaayum girl! haha. =P The next dress I liked was an alll lace couture gown. Oh my god, the sparkle on the thing was OUT OF CONTROL! So, naturally, I loved it! hehe. It was an actual mermaid gown, again shocked I even liked it, that really complimented my shape.
I was so overwhelmed with the whole first experience that I forgot to find out the designers & to take pictures! Aoy. But the woman I had my appointment with, I called her today, said I could come back in sometime to try on again & to take pictures! Woohoo! =] She was a doll. Loved her. So these are the 2 dresses from that experience...
LaRichi Dress.. MINUS the sash..
Casablanca Lace Gown...
These pictures do NOT do either of these gowns justice what so ever!
We were then supposed to journey down amidst the snow to a bridal show.. but instead ended up at Davids Bridal. I was dieing to try on some ballgowns! =] The other salon didn't have many or at least I didn't see many? So I wanted to see what they looked like. I'm very anti Davids. lol. It's not that I think they're dresses are bad or anything, but I feel like a lot of their designs are very 'generic' & something that everyone wears. I'm all about being unique & different & I LOVE couture gowns. So I ended up trying on a few ballgowns, that were pretty, but not my dress. Oh & did I mention I'm down 3 dress sizes!! Crazy! Lady told me if I loose anymore weight, I'm not going to fit in any dresses! hehe. Anywho, I ended up trying this one gown that was beautiful! With a cathedral veil (LOOOVE them) & I must say holy smokes was I not expecting to like a gown from David's. It's very similar to another gown that I've had my eyes on for a month or so.. but here is the picture. =]
The bottom of the dress is definitely something that I FELL in love with. I love how different it is. Plus my aunt can always add more glitz for me! haha. Plus I love it has that fitted feel but it's still a ballgown!
So after that venture I began to get a little worried.. I kinda feel like I'm not going to have that WOW that is my dress feeling? I'm so confused. I want to get the tears & all that emotional stuff when I know it's my dress. I talked to my mom about it & she said I have nothing to worry about when it happens it'll happen guaranteed. So we'll see!
I have an appointment next week at Alfred Angelo which has a number of dresses I've been eyeing up! haha. =] Wish me luck! I will DEF have pictures of me in those dresses when the time comes. hehe. ;D