Good news, everyone: Sometime next weekend I am going to place the order for my wedding dress! I am more excited than I ever thought I would/could be about a single garment.
Everyone has a story about their dress, right? Well, here’s mine…
When Vince first proposed in December, 2010, the first thing I started looking at was wedding dresses. But in my mind, the type of dress really depended on the type of venue. And so I waited.
And waited some more….
And thank goodness I did, because at first I wanted to try on these poofy, cupcake-like gowns, (that look horrible on me) like this:
We officially booked our venue in August, 2011, which meant I could finally start looking, for realz.
And while waiting, my tastes matured and all I wanted to try on were gowns with big, fluffy, flower covered skirts, (that are extremely trendy) like this:
But between August and November, I put on enough weight to make me too depressed to try on dresses.
And so I waited…
And worked out a LOT…
And lost 15lbs.
Coincidentally, Cody came home right about the time I was feeling thin enough to put big white gowns on. So while I wouldn’t have my Jess or my G with me, I *would* have my Codalina and my Spacey.
So a year and a half after being proposed to, the stars had finally aligned and it was time to try on gowns.
By this point, I had abandoned my taste in ‘poof’ all together and wanted to try on sleek, lace gowns (that won’t allow me to eat for fear of a protruding stomach) like this:
But when I called local salons, it turned out none of them carried ANY of the specific gowns I wanted to try on.
So two nights before my first salon appointment I started my dress search from scratch, and that’s when I found this:
Things I noted before even trying this gown on:
- I literally gasped aloud when I found it online.
- The salon near me had it in stock.
- It’s in my price range.
- It’s not white, it’s “champagne.”
- It’s covered in lace.
- But it still has a full skirt.
- The silk wrap around the waist means my stomach doesn’t have to be perfectly flat. And I can eat.
I *knew* I had to try this dress on, I literally couldn’t wait. So I called Cody and he met me at the salon, very last minute, where I tried on this gown and this gown only.
And as soon as they laced me up… I knew it was ‘the one.’
Now, like a reasonable adult, I did try on other types of dresses and they did look good….
But when I went back with The Uncles, Spacey, and Codalina, and got back into this gown,… It just felt so right, I knew the search was over.
And I said “YES!” to this dress!