On Saturday Morning, June 15th, I woke up knowing that I was about to go shopping for my wedding gown and I questioned if I would end up saying "Yes to the Dress." I had been overly excited about going shopping for my wedding gown and besides my Older Sister, whom is my Maid of Honor, I would actually have all of my Bridesmaids there with me in addition to my Mom, and Speedracers Aunt and Grandmother. After running a little late in the morning because I got my hair styled, we made it to the Bridal Salon and little did I know, the Day was going to turn out to be better then I expected.
I showed up with a game plan - Introduce the 9 Girls I had with me, Tell the Consultant that My Sister (who now lives in washington and told me she was unable to come) and a mother figure in Speedracers life were both going to be watching VIA "FaceTime," and then I would proceed to find the dress of my dreams - which I already assumingly thought I knew which one that was.
Game Plan - All Wrong.
When we showed up my mom and a few others were already there and we were waiting for one more, which was actually 2 minutes behind our arrival. We were paired with a sweet consultant named Jordan and we quickly discussed details such as when and where the wedding was; as well as what the theme of our wedding would be. She then asked me who was here with me today and well....
This is what happened::
|1. Trying to Figure out if I was dreaming|
2. Actually Realizing that She was Here.
3. "I didn't think you were going to be here"
4. Super Happy!!!
And Yes - in the video, you do hear me yell "Shut the F up" - because was I was in serious shock.After all the tears were done pouring out of everyones eyes - The appointment really started. And the consultant pulled 3 beautiful gowns, one of which was a gown I had been looking at on the Internet for months now and so badly wanted to try on. I told her I wanted to wait to try that one on because If I loved it, I didn't want to be done after just 3 dresses. I really wanted to experiance trying on different styles and different dresses. I wanted to soak in this whole experiance because they say it's one of the BEST parts of this whole wedding experiance. The Dress defines the Bride. I wasn't about to just find a dress and go with it. I wanted to find the perfect one for me and for Our Day.
The First 3 Dresses were pretty. I told the consultant that I didn't want a ball gown dress or a heavy one which totally eliminated the first 3 dresses. The first one was pretty but some of the detailing wasn't cute and all the ladies agreed with me. The second one had such a gorgeous top to it but the bottom half was a ballgown of tulle and super heavy - it also made me look like I had balloons in my dress. The third one wasn't as big as the second by I didn't like the top - it was too plain for me and the dress overall was uncomfortable. When I got to the 4th Dress, it wasn't big or poofy at all - it was pretty fitting. I walked out and everyone did their "oohhh" and "awww." They Loved it. The back of the dress had a beautiful keyhole cut out in which we all drooled over. So the consultant dressed me up with a vail and some jewlery which added more "awww" to the crowd. But when I looked in the Mirror - I hated it. I hated everything about how I looked. My Hips looked Kim Kardashian huge - like Pregnate Kim Huge. Yeah, that's never a cute look - not even for Kim.
My Best Friend wanted to see me in a dress that was inspired by Princess Tiana. I wasn't really drawn to the dress but I wanted to try it on just incase I actually liked how it looked on me. So I walked out wearing dress number 5. Half of the group just stared and half of the group went "aww." -- as for me...I HATED IT. I wanted to run back in the dressing room and rip the dress to shreds. It had one strap that was placed so awkwardly across my back, the skirt had huge pickups in it apart from being a ballgown...I hated it. If the top didn't have a strap then the top wouldn't have been so bad and it made my waist look small which of course I loved but that was the only part of the dress I liked. So when we went back in the dressing room, Jordan My Consultant, asked what I was thinking about I said "This Dress is Hideous." She laughed and said "Yah I'm not a fan of this dress either..on anyone." So atleast I had the consultant on my side which made me feel a little better. She asked what I wanted to do next and said "Why Don't we try on that last dress that I absolutley love." This was my hope factor that the dress I had been looking at for over 8 months was "The One." I put it on and really really liked it. When I walked out - I didn't get the reaction I was hoping for. The Girls thought it was "Pretty" but it didn't look as flattering as a Wedding Dress should on a Bride. I stared at myself in the Mirror for about 3 minutes and got really frusterated. I kept asking the group "what about this dress don't you like" and we all kept picking at things we didn't but also things we liked about it.
My Sister then made a suggestion about a specific dress style. The Consultant gave me the Catalog to look at and I pointed at 3 more gowns I liked, in which she said "Everything you told me you don't like in a dress...These Dresses have." So I felt crushed. She then went to pull one final gown that met everything I wanted in a gown and that also had my sisters suggestions. I didn't even see the gown when she brought it into the dressing room. And with that - I tried on my 7th Wedding Gown.
When I put it on she asked me what I thought and I said "The Girls are going to Cry." and as I stepped out of the Dressing room into view, My Mom started to cry. And that's why I knew I had found my dress. My Mom couldn't stop crying which caused a ripple affect of tears across the group. My Consultant quickly got a Vail and Some Jewlery to doll me up with - when I turned to look at myself in the Mirror - I Lost it. I started balling hysterically and I knew that I had found MY Dress. She smiled and said the words that every bride wants to hear...."Are you saying YES to THE DRESS?"......and through all the tears, I shook my head and got out a faint YES!!
|MY GIRLS AND I|
"After I said YES to the Dress"
.........304 days until Speedracer can see the Dress.....