Good Morning DB Readers and Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today our “Real Bride” Chandra blogged about her experience while wedding dress shopping, and boy were we surprised! From visiting multiple bridal shops to changing up her vision of her gown completely, Chandra’s blog really is a tear jerker! Enjoy
Did someone say wedding dress?! That phrase will always make me stop dead in my tracks and catch my attention – EVERY.SINGLE.TIME! Ahh – I will admit, I have a slight obsession with wedding gowns. There’s just something about a beautiful bride in an elegant, flowing piece of beautiful fabric that melts me. When it came to me finding my perfect dress – well, I was a wee bit nervous. Let me tell you why – because I waited too long until I started trying on dresses! That is a prime example of what NOT to do for your wedding – so, learn from my mistake. Lol. I became so wrapped up in life that I totally forgot I still had to get my wedding dress. I didn’t realize time was passing by so quickly. I didn’t try on dresses until about 4 months before our wedding day.
I first went to a couple of boutiques right down the road from me and they pretty much were trying to scare the living daylights out of me by saying 4 months was not enough time to get my dress shipped in– so it kind of just started the process off with a wee bit of unnecessary pressure for me. I knew I had to find a dress right then & there or by-gollie, I might just be walking down the isle in my skinny jeans & heels – or so they made it seem. PANIC ATTACK mode. However, they were very friendly – but while I was trying on dresses, it was so odd to me that they only carried one size in each dress & you had to “imagine” what it would look like on you without it even fitting you in the slightest bit. I just couldn’t bring myself to paying thousands of dollars for a dress that I didn’t fall in love with right then and there. They were all just a 4 on a scale of 10. I unexcitedly shrugged my shoulders & was just over it & both of those stores.
So, the next place we tried was David’s Bridal. We set up an appointment with the ever-so amazing, Tiffany. She was catering to my every need – the sweetest lady ever, seriously! She asked me what style of dress I wanted – I didn’t have the slightest clue! I said – whatever you think I will like, just bring me them and I will try on a million dresses if I have to. But I am walking out with a dress TODAY! Woohoo! I tried on 3 dresses – the third dress I LOVED! So flowy, so elegant. We were definitely getting there!
Tiffany then brought me a fourth dress. Funny enough, I saw it on the hanger and thought to myself “eeeeehhhhhhhh, no probably not.” But tried it on anyways. Well, ladies – let me tell you – I felt like a pretty, pretty princess! Yes, my fiancé treats me like a princess every waking moment, but that day – I truly felt like I was one! I saw myself in the mirror and almost fainted. Lol just kidding not really – on the inside though! When I walked out of the dressing room, it felt like a whole crowd was throwing glitter at me & clapping as I walked by! I looked over at the girls and they were all crying. Total cliché moment, but it happened! I knew right then and there THIS was my dress. I told Tiffany – I’ll take it!!! And 30 minutes later, I’m driving down the road with my wedding dress!
I’m putting the last few details on as we speak – I have a pair of beautiful diamond earrings that my aunt bought me that I will be wearing. Shoe-wise – I haven’t gotten that far – so I will be going this week to make the selection. I’m probably going to be wearing a veil as well. Wow, this blog post is really reminding me about everything I still have to do – Thanks DB!
I love the lacey, vintage style type dresses – The following dress is one of the styles that I saw on the website before trying dresses on that I just loved!
Here are a few other lace dresses that are absolutely gorgeous for the romantic bride!
This short Melissa Sweet number is perfect for the bride who is a little more casual!
I want my wedding style to be romantic and elegant. I’m really easy going and laid back – so whatever my heart tells me to do, I’m just going to do it. Seriously though – I never thought I would walk out of the store with the fourth dress I tried on. I’ve heard horror stories of brides trying on hundreds of gowns until they found the perfect one. Luckily, David’s Bridal and Tiffany were so amazingly helpful & made that day very special for me. Oh, and after I found my dress – David’s Bridal has a tradition to give the bride-to-be a bell to ring loudly after giving me well wishes for my special day. I rang that bell so loud and with such enthusiasm people probably thought I was taking it overboard just a little bit, but I was so excited! The energy in the store, the people, the smiles – it really did make that day very special for my family and I. Thanks David’s Bridal for being so amazing!