Choosing a wedding dress is a lot like choosing a husband. You search and search and search, sometimes online, you try a bunch on, reconsider a few and eventually decide on the one that couldn't be any more perfect for you.
Well people, I bought my wedding dress this weekend. I found the one. It is ordered and paid for thanks to Momma Deb. I won’t show you or tell you what I ended up getting, I’m going to try to keep that a surprise for the next 10 months, but I will let you know that it is very fun and very unique. I just want to hurry up and get it and show everyone, but luckily so I don’t spill the beans, I won’t have it until about October. I will show you some pictures of the contenders though, the ones that eventually lost out to the THE ONE.
I went to a few different stores before I found the dress that I wanted. Our first trip was to David’s Bridal. I always heard horror stories about how terrible David’s is. It wasn't completely terrible, but I wasn't super impressed either. The sales girl was just kind of blah. I kept asking for something different and she kept pulling the same type of dresses. Here are a couple that I liked from there. (Ignore the ridiculous look on my face in all of these photos.)
The sales girl got a little pushy towards the end of my appointment, which made me really not want to buy a dress that day.
My next stop was to a bridal outlet store. The atmosphere here was a little different. You were pretty much on your own to pull dresses and tried them on. The sales ladies helped a little bit, but I was completely on my own to get into and out of dresses, which if you've ever tried on a wedding dress, is sometimes very hard. Although I did find a serious contender here, I didn't end up buying. I am probably going to make a trip back for a veil that I really liked.
My third and final stop was at the Alfredo Angelo store in Lincoln. This was the store I was holding out for. They had exactly what I was looking for, I pretty much just needed to try it on first. Although the sales girl didn't have much for a personality, she was very helpful in the dressing room making sure that all the dresses looked presentable and were clipped, zipped and pinned before I showed anyone. That definitely helped the experience instead of me just walking out in a dress that didn't fit and wasn't zipped/laced up. After trying on what I wanted with a few adjustments and additions, I walked out of there having purchased my dress. But, you won't get to see that until I'm walking down the aisle. :)