It seems that some girls start planning their big day from the moment they start talking and walking. It just goes in that order. First you say mama, then you take your first few steps, pretty soon you have a data spreadsheet all made out with wedding plans buzzing, even before you've met that special someone. Ok, maybe not quite like that. But, I do know of a few individuals that started wedding dress shopping (not just browsing for fun shopping), like REALLY on the search for the perfect dress, years before they even met their guy. Now that's predetermined commitment.
Some of you try on dress after dress to find that dress that makes you cry. Not tears of sadness, but tears of overwhelming joy as you approach one of your most special life changing moments. For me, that dress was found on lucky #3.
I had called many bridal shops in the search of a particular dress that I wanted to try on. Well let me tell you that if you want to be treated nicely, you shouldn't do that. I guess in the wedding dress world that is considered a No No. Well, if they had let me finish and say I wanted to try on other dresses, maybe they would of been nicer, but they weren't. Maybe they would have gotten my business, but they didn't.
The morning of my appointment I was browsing through more dresses when I found a different one that immediately had me in a jaw dropping moment. This was the one. Obviously you need to try dresses on to see if they do your body any justice, so I went to my appointment.
When I showed up, it wasn't at all what I expected. This wasn't the bridal boutique you see on Say Yes to The Dress, it looked like my garage stuffed with dresses, but smaller. What I thought was a man on the telephone, actually turned out to be a woman, oops!
She made me try on a dress she chose for me based on my body. It was alright, but I wasn't feeling it. Then she allowed me to try on the original dress I went in for. It was pretty but it made me feel plain. It fit my body well, hugged all the right places while supporting and giving some other places a few hikes up (if you know what I'm saying!). Being that it was such a small store I didn't think they would have the other dress I found earlier in the day, but I asked anyways. They did!! What are the odds?
With that, my dress shopping was complete. They always say you know when you know, and I am a firm believer in it. In my mind, if I have doubts, it isn't for me. The things I have done so far with my life and the choices I have made, I just knew. It wasn't hard to choose, it is all the lovely issues after the choice that make things difficult!
This was my original choice
This was similar to the one she chose for me
I can't show you what my choice actually was, but if you keep reading for the next two months, there will be some beautiful pictures after June 10th!