This is one part of the planning stages that I wish I could continue doing! Before wedding dress shopping, I watched probably every episode of Say yes to the dress, and could not wait for my big day to come!
I took my Sister, Step Mom, Grandma, and future Mother in Law dress shopping with me. We had the whole boutique to ourselves which was amazing, and the consultant was AMAZING! My appointment was supposed to be 1.5 hours, and we were there for over 3!
I was very stuck on not having a strapless dress, and nothing tight fitting. I have always been a little self conscious, and at the time of dress shopping I was at my heaviest weight. Ball gowns were not working out, anything with an empire waist hit me right at my hips which are big enough lol! And then my consultant brought in a tight fitting, illusion neck and back lace dress. It kept staring at me on the hanging and I wanted it to be the last dress I tried on. Well I put that one on, and never wanted to take it off. I couldn't stop looking at myself in the mirror. The cherry on top of it all, she had me walk down this hallway towards a mirror and picture myself walking towards my FH. As soon as I took one step I lost it. This was my own personal moment and I was so excited, and so happy that I found a dress that I felt beautiful in! Fast forward to today, my seamstress has already taken in 2 inches on the dress, and I go Friday for another fitting, it is the best part of my day putting my dress back on even if it is for a short period of time right now!
I would love to hear everyones dress shopping stories if you have gone dress shopping! How many shops did you go to? Did you get exactly what you wanted, or did the dress you buy surprise you?
If you haven't gone dress shopping yet, who are you taking with you? What type of dress or style are you looking for? I want to see all the inspiration pictures!!!