Saying "Yes" to the dress

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately. With school work, work, and running a house, I just couldn't find the time. So with a big research paper due next Thursday, I will probably not be blogging as much as I want to. But I will try! Luckily, I won't have classes again until September! Whooo hooo!

So lets catch up a bit, shall we?

Well, for starters I didn't lose 10lbs by February 8th which was when I was going to get my wedding dress. I lost only about 5lbs at that time. I was disappointed but still was excited about getting a wedding dress. Then my plans got changed even more when I had to after work on the 7th because of the blizzard that was hitting the next day. Ughh!

I picked up my Mom and hit some serious traffic. What should have taken me 30 minutes took me 2 1/2 hours with the traffic! Needless to say I was late for my 6:30 appointment. Luckily, David's Bridal was not busy. Wheww. So they took me in fairly quickly.

I brought a list of dresses that I loved, expresses my ideas and had vision in my head of what I wanted. Yet I feel that my consultant wasn't exactly paying attention and I guess not all the dresses I loved came in my size. Sigh...stinks being the heavy girl.

The first dress I tried on was one I drooled over even before I got engaged.

Well I tried the dress on and......

It looked AWFUL!

The dress was stiff and made my gut stick out. I felt like I wouldn't be able to even walk in it.

Afterwards, I tried on several other dress but all of them looked and felt bad. I even tried a tea length dress that just was soooo bad.

I wanted style. I wanted texture. I wanted something different.

Then I tried on this dress...

It had glitter. It had tulle. It was made me look and feel like a princess. It was amazing.

It was..... $400 over my budget


I just couldn't justify the price. If this was my first wedding, I would have been all over this dress. But for a second wedding.... I just couldn't spend that kind of money.

Sadly, I told her to take it back. I tried on a few other dresses. Nothing matched that dress. The store was going to close in another 30 minutes and I could tell my consultant was getting irritated with my pickyness. I was just not happy.

Then I told her about a dress I saw online. I wrote the number ID number down before I left because the dress just so happen to come in my price range. She went off to look for the dress while I pouted about the dress that I couldn't afford.

The consultant came back with 3 new dresses and one of them was the dress I had my eyes on. I looked at the dress and hated it on the hanger. Its boring, I thought. I tried on the dress and hated it even more. It feels like a prom dress. The consultant zipped me up and I went to check myself out in the mirror.

Dear god....the dress is stunning on me! I looked like a size 4 not a size 14. A sparkly sash was added and that's all it took. I knew that this was the dress I wanted!

It was comfortable, looked amazing on me and it was different. I will need to post pics of me actually wearing the dress, but for right now this is all I have. I can't wait for David to see me!!!
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  • LBART85
    That was a wonderful choice. Congrats.
    1799 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Truly beautiful! Good luck on your upcoming wedding. It will not matter what size you are as you will look radiant and your groom will have eyes only for you.
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    1810 days ago
  • BEWELL48
    Gorgeous! You will look amazing!
    1810 days ago
    I remember the first day I tried on wedding dresses and it was the worst experience I have ever had trying to find a dress. Everything I had tried on wouldn't zip in the back and that was after trying on size 16! I felt awful! I do think it's funny how a dress can look terrible on the hanger and look amazing on, and how other dresses that you think should look amazing look terrible.

    I'm glad you found a dress you love! and is in your price range :)
    1828 days ago
    Golly, that is a stunning dress. You will look great! emoticon
    1829 days ago
  • AERWIN77
    Congrats on finding your dress! emoticon
    1829 days ago
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