Now that the holidays are over, and we are still playing the waiting game on our house, I have been hit with wedding fever-- HARD! And honestly, it's about time! Our wedding date has been set for April 28 for a while now, but with everything else we have going on, the plans have been put on the back burner-- until now!
All of a sudden, I am overcome with the feeling that I want to get everything done, done, done! So, this past weekend, I finally tackled the big mama-- I decided on my dress and my bridesmaids dresses!
For those of you who are like me and less accustomed to dressing in huge, heavy, ornate dresses, the task can be daunting. Add to that the fact that I am pretty petite, measuring at 5'3" on a good day, and it gets a little more intimidating... I had tried on dresses once before at my local David's Bridal, and I even documented the experience on my YouTube channel, but I never made a purchase, because although the dresses I found were nice, they were generally either too overwhelming for my short figure or too simple and lacking that "something special." I didn't want to look like either a little girl playing dress-up in a cinderella ball gown or a plain-jane wearing a dress with no "wow factor."
So this past weekend I made another bridal appointment at a different local boutique, and went in with a completely open mind. The consultant had me try on dresses in all styles and fabrics, despite whatever preconceived notions I had about what would look best on my figure, and after about 2 hours, I had found the dress that blew all of the others out of the water!
The picture below is a small preview of my dress. I don't want to give too much away and the photo is not the best quality because it was taken with a phone, but it will give you a sneak peek! My dress is a fit-and-flare style, which I would have never tried without some urging, and it has a corseted closing in the back. It has a sweetheart neckline and a beautiful ruched appearance on the bodice. It is somewhere between white and ivory, and has gorgeous, glam beading under the bust and on the skirt. I have also decided to wear a floor length veil with additional beading for the ceremony, just to add more drama and make the look unquestionably bridal!
I don't have any pictures of my BM dresses to upload right now, but I found some on Pinterest! If you guys want to see more information on my decor and flowers, there are boards for those on Pinterest too!There is a button in the upper left hand corner of my blog if you want to see any of those boards :)
If you guys have any other questions about my dress buying experience, please leave them below!