Let’s face it, every girl dreams about what they will look like on their wedding day from a very young age. We all dream about looking like Cinderella meeting her Prince Charming. Ball gown and all.
Yes, I dreamed of this… until I got engaged.
When I got engaged, I took to Pinterest to look at dress inspiration… I had no idea about any of the million styles of wedding dresses offered. Pinterest overwhelmed me with dresses. I just kept thinking… “What am I going to wear?”
I showed up at the bridal shop and let the lady know that I wanted no bling, beads, and very little lace… other than that I had no idea what I wanted in a wedding dress.
We picked out three dresses… one was full lace with pockets (YES, POCKETS!), one simple mermaid style, and one that was flowy. I tried on the lace first and fell in love instantly. The other two didn’t even compare when I put them on. I just wanted to put the first dress back on.
I ended up buying the first dress I tried on.
After I had the dress in my possession, already paid for, I became worried for a few fitting issues. The hem was too long, the halter was too loose, and the dress was too big. I was worried certain issues couldn’t be fixed, let alone be fixed by early September for my wedding.
Today, I had my alterations appointment. The seamstress pinned the dress in all the right places… the dress is perfect. It looks like a whole new dress. It flatters my figure and makes me feel confident about my body.
I’m ready to walk down the isle now, September can’t come soon enough.
My advice to any bride just buying their dress, go with your heart. When you try on that “perfect” dress, you will know. I promise. Don’t let alterations scare you, I learned this myself. If that perfect dress is too big, opt for some alterations so it is fitted for your body. I know wedding dress shopping is scary, its also a beautiful experience. Sometimes you just need to conquer that fear. Follow your heart.
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