I have my wedding dress on layaway! :)
Lina and I met up at David’s Bridal around 4pm today. I only wanted to go because I needed to know my wedding dress size and see if they had the same type of gown I wanted online, in the store.
I met with my gown consultant, Chelsea, and she started pulling off dresses for me. The first few dresses I tried on, I was able to get a feel on how a wedding dress would fit on me. After trying on white dresses, I knew right away that wasn’t the right color for me. I told Chelsea that I was looking for something that was off-white or a little bit more ivory-colored. I described to her what I wanted my wedding gown to look like and I told her I wanted a sweetheart neckline, rouching, and not trumpet or mermaid skirts. Then she started bringing dresses that looked good. The third to last dress I tried on was a slim lace gown with cap sleeves and a keyhole back. I thought the dress was gorgeous! I liked how the dress hugged my body in all of the right places, it covered up the tops of my shoulders and the back of the dress had a very big dramatic keyhole. I knew right then that was the dress I wanted. Chelsea had me try on a few more dresses and there was another dress I tried on that was also pretty nice but I kept thinking back to the dress I originally loved. I asked Chelsea how much the gowns were; the one I loved was about $700 and the second one I tried on was about half of that. I thought and thought about it. Lina said to stick with the cheaper dress because the more expensive gown might not be appropriate for the Church but I told her I really liked the dress. It looks beautiful on me! With the right undergarments I look really good in the more expensive gown :)
Unfortunately, because the gown price was more than the budget, I called Tony and told him. In the end, we put the dress on layaway and we’re making payments on it for the next 60 days. It’s going to be tough because Tony has to remake his budget to include the cost of the gown but he said we can make it work. I’m so excited! I have my wedding gown!
I’m waiting for Lina to send me the pictures she took of all the dresses I tried on so I can see how everything looked.