Shopping at David's Bridal
So the first time I went shopping I went with my bridesmaids to David's Bridal. They were nearby and easy to look at, and for my first time looking I just wanted a basic shop. I tried on a ton of dresses, and you can thank my sister for the pictures because she took them for my mother, who was in Colorado at the time.
|Pretty, but underwhelming|
|You can see the consultant in the back completely done with myself and my bridesmaids.|
The second dress was very similar to the first, but the sheer top of the skirt looked more like basic tulle than I wanted, and the overall layering was too simple for me. It was at this point in the process that between myself and my bridesmaids the consultant was questioning our sanity. Alls well that ends well, we had fun.
|You can see my face trying very hard not to be rude to the dress.|
|I think the pointy boobs were the selling point of this dress.|
|I still can't believe Vera Wang has a dress with such an obvious seam.|
|Another one bites the dust- is this dress appropriate to post on the internet?|
So in summary, David's Bridal didn't win in the end. That said, I had a great time going with my bridesmaids and it started really helping me decide on a wedding dress.
Colorado Dress Pick
|Doesn't this look like my husband is going to answer his vows with "As you wish"?|
Georgia Dress Pick
So my mother visited again a couple of months later, and we used this time to shop around. We first went to a bridal shop that was having a sale, but that wasn't a huge success so we moved on to Formally Yours.
|You may think this dress is perfect, but wait until you see it fitted!|
So Formally Yours suggested an alteration vendor, but the lady was rude. I looked around and found Dora Baker, who did an amazing job. Not only is she very talented at alterations, but she worked around both my work schedule and my I-need-someone-here-but-everyone-is-out-of-state schedule. After she was done the original dress looked, by comparison, terrible!
I mean, look at the waist! Look at the reflection of the corset back in the mirror! Look at the re-pleated fabric in the front! Dora convinced me to keep a short train, and I'm so glad I did. Look at how pretty!
It's good that the dress looked amazing then, and we got pictures, because by the end of my wedding it was a little worse for wear. xD
8 Months Since the Wedding