After about 3 months of trying on dresses, I found my dress and veil today! I love my Mori Lee Go...
So the biggest purchase every bride looks forward to is of course... yep- you guessed it- HER DRESS!!
I had so much fun trying on gowns all over town, but finally settled on one that I fell in love with.
To make it fun, and to make sure my sweetheart isn't online reading my blog and getting sneak peaks, I won't post my actual dress until after our big day... but I will use this time to share some best practices I learned while on my journey to finally find a dress to say "YES" to!
I will tell you I love, love, love trumpet and mermaid styles, and there are tons of them out there. Here is a pic of one I fell in love with... you'll have to just wait and see which one I'm wearing! *giggles*
1. Decide on what style dress you like: ballgown, trumpet, mermaid, etc.. This will help you save precious time
2. For your first couple of sessions to find a dress, take 1 person you trust and take lots of pictures to help you narrow down your choices
3. Know your absolute-can't-go-over-or-all-heck-will-break-loose budget. Look at dresses $100-$350 LESS than your budget, and Never tell your bridal consultant up front what the magical number is... believe me they work on commission. Make them work because there is ALWAYS that "deal" they are going to show you at the last minute they've known all along they had.
4. No Negative-Nellies at your bridal fitting! Have a girlfriend going through a break up? She's not the one to invite. Have a girlfriend who has been desperately trying to get her guy to pop the question? Nope- don't bring her. This is all about your day and it's going to be important that you have someone there that will be able to completely focus on YOU and what will make you happy, not whine and complain or sabotage your excitement.
5. Once you narrowed down your choices to your top 5, schedule the day where you and your closest friends (limit it to 3 if possible, and your mom) go to the bridal salons so you can make your final decision. MAKE SURE EVERYONE EATS FIRST so you don't have any fussy ladies balking about anything... and most of all, SMILE and have fun!