Went dress shopping today, and think I found my dress. I started my day at Beckers, which was absolutely crazy! Luckily, the upstairs was empty! We went through and picked out whatI liked, only to be disappointed when i started trying stuff on - I am a bigger girl, and was not able to get certain body parts into certain parts of the dresses. I worked with two assistants, and they were both running back and forth to other people. At one point I thought I was going to have an anxiety attack, but it was because I was missing my mom and I started thinking about how she was supposed to be there helping me. I ended up finding two dresses I really loved, but one has a little bit of an advantage - an Alfred Angelo dress (listed as dress 2 in my attire pics). I loved it. After that we had an appointment at Fantastic Finds in Lansing. I was starting to wonder if it was a waste of my time, and even wondered as we were looking for dresses, then as I started trying them on. Then I tried on one by Essence of Australia, and I was like, this is tied with the one from beckers - it was beautiful (listed as dress #1 in my attire pics). Then my assistant (who never left my side the whole appointment which I loved) said lets look at this one, and she pulled up another Essence of Australia, same cut different style, and was a little too small for me to wiggle into. I saw it in front of me, and I started crying! I had found my dress!! it is listed as dress # 3 in my attire pics. The picture does not do it justice! The only problem is that it is DOUBLE my original dress budget (its a 1300 dress), but after talking to my FI i dont feel so bad. I am planning on going back to both salons to make sure I'm doing the right thing, but simply, I cried and I was hugging it like I couldnt let it go. I never thought I would find something that I would love that much, but its perfect for me!! So excited!!!