Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Quest for the Dress Part II
And now, as promised, the happy near-ending to my dress shopping frustration.
I mentioned in my other post that my next step was to try on bridesmaid dresses that could be ordered in ivory. LADIES WHO ARE GETTING MARRIED: listen up!!!! This was maybe one of my smartest ideas in life. If you want a simple, non-poofy wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses in ivory or white are where it's at.
My friend Danielle and I went to two wedding stores and found so many dresses that were more in tune with what I want in a dress. I was actually pulling dresses off the rack and actually looking forward to trying them on rather than being like "well I guess I have to try SOMETHING on and maybe this will look okay."
I found 3 dresses I liked at one store and I think 5 at the other store - people, this did NOT happen when I was trying on actual wedding dresses. When I was trying on actual wedding dresses I found 3 dresses I liked IN TOTAL from looking at 4 different stores.
Maybe the best bonus of all from this - the most expensive dress was $323, and the rest were all under $250. I am going to be bragging about my cheap wedding dress so much.
Am I perhaps actually excited to get a dress now? I think I am! Knowing that I have a pool of several dresses that I like enough that I would wear any one of them to my wedding and all I have to do is pick which one I like best is a nice relief.