I've been engaged for a few months and we've been working away at our wedding plans. I started looking at dresses online last week and fell in love with a dress. I decided to go try it on and see if it looked as good in person. I called the bridal shop in my area that carries that designer to see if they had a sample and I was told they didn't. However, they did have several similar dresses I could try on if I wanted an appointment. My sister and I figured we'd just go and try on different dress shapes and have fun with it.
I went in thinking that I didn't want any ruching, and no satin. I wanted a ball gown and really wanted a beaded top. And I love tulle. Nothing on the rack was anything similar to what I had seen online. Finally I told my sister to just pull a few for the shape and something totally different. I might hate the dress, but if I liked the shape, we'd be one step closer.
I had five different dresses to try on and I figured I'd try the dress that was opposite of what I thought I wanted first because I was going to hate it. Joke's on me! I LOVED everything about it! I tried on ten dresses but nothing stacked up to the orginal. I wouldn't leave the dressing room but finally ventured out to check it out in the big mirror. My sister asked if we could see it with a belt. The first belt was OK, but she asked to see another belt. I wasn't even paying attention to what my sister and the consultant were doing but all of a sudden I saw the whole thing together and it was perfect! I knew it was the "one". I'm not the type to get like that about a dress, but I just knew anyway.
We're going back in two weeks with my mom and aunt to see what they think, but I'm 99% sure I'm going to get that dress. And it was only half of my budget.
So excited I wanted to share!