Tuesday, March 8, 2011

With the venue booked, the reality of our engagment was finally hitting me. I wanted to go and try on some wedding dresses, just for fun, since I knew there was MORE than enough time for me to find a wedding gown. I tried a couple of places and found beautiful dresses in each store, however they dresses just didn't look good on me. Being so little I quickly realized the challenges in finding a wedding dress that looked good on me in all aspects. After 2 weeks, 5 stores, and 12 dresses, I was starting to fear that I'd never find a dress that I loved that would look right with my short height. A lot of the dresses I liked could have been shortened, however this would change the whole look of the dress. Then I remembered that two good friends had told me about a bridal boutique in Highland, Indiana shortly after our engagement. I decided that I should check his place out - and am I glad I did!! It was like a bride's dream store - so many gorgeous gowns for ALL shapes and sizes. Just like the other stores, I thought I'd look around and just try some dresses on for fun. The second dress I tried on was amazing. It was a beautiful Maggie Sottero private collection gown. I tried it on and come out to show my mom and "aunts". My mom and I never understood why girls cry when they find their ideal dress, but yet we both found ourselves tearing up. I knew this had to be the dress if my mom was crying! Although at that point I thought I had my wedding dress, I still wanted to try on the other dresses I had picked out that were still in the dressing room. After trying on 2 more that were immediately "no"'s, I tried on a dress that changed everything. This dress was the first one that actually made me feel like a bride! My mom was not thrilled with it but told me it's my day and my choice. After going back and forth between the 2 dresses, I decided to go with the second one. The seamstress immediately began measuring me and planning out how to customize it to make it look perfect on my body shape. Once it was pinned here and tucked there, my mom saw how the dress would look on me the day of the wedding and she agreed that I had make the right choice. I really feel like the dress was made for me and fits my personality perfectly. I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day and hope that Matt loves it as much as I do. I'm so gladd I said "Yes" to that dress!!