Wow, they say when you put on THE dress, you just know
and boy were they right! I've been looking around online for months and have several dozen dresses that I bookmarked and thought I loved, and I was sure I'd end up in one of those dresses. Then yesterday I went to the bridal gallery for the first time, thinking I would simply try on a few different styles (the ones I'd bookmarked) and then decide which of my online faves I'd purchase. Well, needless to say, all of the styles I thought I'd love looked terrible on me! I was disappointed, for sure, but was pleasantly surprised when I tried on a V neck
(I normally hate V necks for some reason) fitted
(I thought my dress would be flowey for sure) Mermaid gown
(again, I normally dislike mermaid style and thought it would look terrible on me) with pleated empire bodice and trumpet skirt. When I put it on, my MOH and my mother were stunned and (almost) speechless...they both said they loved it and I knew it was my dress. For posterity, I tried on about a dozen more dresses afterwards, but my mind kept going back to the mermaid gown and I kept wanting to put it back on...so when I finally did, I starting crying because I knew it was my dress! I was lucky enough that the rack size fit me so I bought it and brought it home with me (well, to my mom's place, since I can't let FI see it!) Everyone will be so surprised when they see me in this gown, especially FI, since it is nothing like I usually like and nothing like I even thought it would be!
For some reason I forgot to take pics of me in the dress. Here are some pics from their website:
Thanks for reading, ladies. I am just SO happy with my dress and can't wait to wear it on my wedding day...and at my AHR!