Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday I will say 'Yes to the Dress'...

....hopefully.

It's hard to believe it's that time - wedding dress shopping. Ahh...I'm so nervous because I'm so insecure and I know I'll just think I look fat in everything and be so indecisive.

But everyone says, "...you'll just know. You'll put on a dress and you'll tear up and you'll say, 'this is the one'. It happens to everyone."

Does it? I'm nervous... what if I don't find a dress?

Any tips for dress shopping? What bra to wear? Should I wear Spanx?

We're making a special weekend of it with all of the family coming in town. I'm going to have a large group with me shopping...which I know is usually frowned upon, but I really couldn't think of leaving anyone out...

Who is accompanying me shopping: my mom, my sister (her 2 month old baby), my future MIL, my future SIL, my fiance's SIL (and my future SILSIL?), and my best friend Jtay (see white swan).

I'm so excited, anxious, nervous.... I really just don't know what to expect.

I have a day FULL of appointments because I want LOTS of options... Luckily, since Charleston is the capital of weddings, there were plenty of boutiques to choose from - White, Maddison Row, Bella Vista, Bella Couture....

I've got so many pictures of dresses saved that I need to print out and take with me. Martha Stewart's wedding blog just posted a lot of pictures from the Bridal Fashion week.

I'm loving these new styles from Vera Wang...gorgeous. I really like the green dress - really. Although I think dancing with your groom would prove difficult since the giant flower is right on the front of you. I genuinely believe that the 'white' wedding dress tradition may be completely extinct in 10 or 20 years - so many designers are making colored or hued wedding dresses these days.

And I'm dying over these new dresses from Monique Lhuillier -- especially this first one. It's exactly what I really want in a dress and it looks so much like my mom's wedding dress that I wanted to wear (but was too big for). It's got that whole Grace Kelly wedding dress look that I love... I'm hoping that Maddison Row already has this dress...but I think it might not be in stores yet... :(

17 comments:

megan said...

Good luck!! I know we won't be able to see pics of what you choose but I can't wait to hear about your shopping experience! :)

Miss Southern Prep said...

How exciting! I know you'll find the perfect dress! Good luck!

The Aly Way said...

Have a wonderful time! You will look beautiful; enjoy the day! Those ML gown are the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen. Happy shopping!

Carly said...

So exciting! Good luck! I'm sure whatever you choose will be beautiful!!

Beth said...

good luck dress shopping this weekend! i know it'll be so much fun and with all those appts i'm sure you'll find THE dress!

Joel and Cindy said...

HAVE FUN!!! You only get to do this once! :) My advice: do not buy a dress that you are not 100% SOLD on! Don't buy something because you think it's beautiful, or because you like it. Buy it because you absolutely LOVE it! And take a friend that you trust the most to give you a 100% honest opinion. And take your mom. She's dreamed of this day for many many years, too! :) Oh, and take pictures of EVERY dress. Then maybe give it a few days and look at the pics, then decide which one you like the best. Also, try little boutiques too. Don't think you have to buy from David's or something! :) Good luck!!

Ashton said...

Good luck shopping! Cant wait to hear about it. Check out Modern Trousseau on upper King. It is relatively new. I walk by it everyday and just want to try on dresses for fun. Wish you could have made it to our meet-up on Saturday. It just means we will have to plan happy hour sometime soon!

Have a great week!

Pink and Green Moms said...

Take all different kinds of underthings... strapless bras, bras with straps, try wearing it without a bra,etc... good luck! And I agree with the comment above...make sure you love it...I think you will "just know" when you put on the perfect dress! :) -e

Marian said...

Wedding dress shopping really was my favorite part!! I loved every minute of it and I went to a number of shops as well. And you know, some people say to stay away from things you know you don't want...which is what I was going to do originally...but then, I tried on a strapless number and fell in love. Everything I didn't want ended up being my wedding dress. So you know, just remember that the unexpected can surprise you!! Have a blast

Molly said...

wedding dress shopping is SO much fun! and a tad bit overwhelming :) i wore a strapless bra, but didn't need to because they usually have some kind of corset for you to try with the dress.

and don't worry about having a big group! i was glad to have other people to validate my choice (indecisive much?!).

good luck and enjoy!

shari said...

I think you WILL know... and definitely wear anything that will make you feel better. I agree with Molly... they usually have something for you to wear to make the dress-trying better for you.

I loved my cream-white wedding gown... and my pale green shoes. Wear whatever makes you feel like a princess!!

Rachel said...

Good luck, can't wait to see what you pick!

L.A.S. said...

omg how exciting! can't wait to hear what boutique in Charleston has "the one" for you :) have so much fun on Saturday!

Glitterista said...

Yay! How exciting! I can't wait to hear all about it, and if you find any tips for wedding dress shopping.

Elizabeth said...

I just happened on your blog today and have to say I LOVE this post, especially because I just got engaged this weekend and the dress shopping is something I'm so looking forward to! Hope it goes well!

xoxo, elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth

Mary Loyal said...

take pictures!! most of those places will let you! you will have the best time flipping through them when you get home.

i found my dress at belle coutoure on church street but also loved loved maddison row. obviously its a big investment so take your time making your decision and go back another day if you have to!

i teared up when i had on a dress and put on the veil for the first time. it truly is a special day. enjoy!!!

Kerr said...

good luck, I hope you find the perfect dress without too much stress! and I ryhme for no reason...