Last week has been a little crazy with the grading and now I need to catch up on my blog. So some entries for the week, mostly for really boring and uneventful days, will be just on my blog and not on reading pages to spare the inundation. I’m just happy to get through this week.
I have a wedding dress! I really can’t believe that I will wear something so very expensive even thought it will be a gift from my parents. (We are paying for everything ourselves so they wanted to at least get something). Even thinking about the price makes me cringe a bit and shake my head. But the dress is beautiful and I’m just going to appreciate my parents for it.
So my original plan was maybe look around and rent something. Or buy something online or at a cheaper type store. Mama and I decided to look around some shops today – we went to a Bridal Store that was everything but the dress. And I asked about prices for invitations there – way too much - and definitely getting something online. Bear is in charge of those anyway.
Anyway, we then drove to a Wedding Salon. When we came in, the salespeople were upstairs and we were just looking around, being a little overwhelmed. Mama, in her typical fashion, hated everything on sight and didn’t even want to stay. She just wanted to pick something online and nothing hanging on the mannequins appealed to her. But I did want to try some stuff on so I insisted we stay. I wanted to see different fabrics. Finally, the salesperson, Aurora, came down. I’m sure Mama’s demeanor did not fill her with confidence. I filled out a card and tried to find words to describe what I wanted. Mostly, non-puffy, non-princessy, more simple and elegant straight down dress. I really don’t like showy. Out of my very vague description, she pulled out about five dresses and I started to try them on.
The first one I tried was actually the one I ended up ordering. I tried on maybe five dresses and the choice came down between two. The satin ones were too heavy and this fabric was much lighter and seemed more appropriate for summer. I tried those two dresses a few times for comparison.
As I was trying out and modeling the dresses, Mama got really into it. She was even smiling and being all friendly by the end, which is pretty unusual. She is not an easy person to please. And in the middle of trying out the dresses she decided to just order it these, especially since all alterations were included. Unexpectedly and luckily, Mama and I, through this whole process of looking at style of dresses, actually liked very similar styles so we both liked the dress. And while I didn’t really want a veil, she picked one that looks pretty simple and got that too. And a hair piece.
The only thing we wanted extra on the dress was the straps since I’m not really a fan of completely sleeveless ones.
As I’m writing this, I’m just sitting here shaking my head again since I still can’t believe how much that cost. I keep telling myself to breathe.
So here is a link to the dress.
It looks even better in person. Just picture the straps with it.