My beautiful wedding dress:
Ok so as you can tell from the caption, I absolutely love my dress! I actually found it last October and was the first dress I tried on.
I know some brides get overwhelmed with the thought of wedding dress shopping but I on the other hand could not wait to go dress shopping. I love shopping and have a pretty good sense of what looks good on me. With wedding dresses, I had no clue what would look good on me. I've watched countless episodes of Say Yes to the Dress and followed their advice of trying on every style of dress as you'll never know what will look good on your body. So right away I researched different designers and saved photos of dresses that interested me. One dress instantly caught my eye as it was different and was very ethereal. It was a new dress from the Sophia Tolli line and I knew I had to try it. I showed the photo to my sister and mom and they agreed that it was a beautiful dress. In my eagerness to find the dress, I started looking to see which bridal salons actually carried Sophia Tolli. During my search, I came across a store in Abbotsford, BC (almost an hour away from me) that carried Sophia Tolli dresses. I browsed their Facebook and Instagram pages and found out that they were actually going to have a sample sale in two weeks. Now this was over a year away from our wedding date but I thought, why not try on dresses, including the Sophia Tolli gown (not necessarily buy anything) and see what the discounts are like during sample sales.
So mid-October, during their first weekend of their sample sale, I booked my first bridal appointment. I booked for the first appointment in the morning and was so excited. I brought my mom, sister/MOH and nephew. I didn't bother asking my bridesmaids to come with us since I wasn't expecting to find my dress that day. I was assigned the sweetest bridal consultant and I quickly showed her the Sophia Tolli dress I was looking for. She informed me that there was a delay in receiving that particular dress but asked what style dress I was looking for. I had told her it was my first appointment and I didn't have any set style of dress and would actually like to try on as many different styles to determine what would look good on me. She said that she would pull some styles for me but said that I was free to walk the store to see if there was anything that caught my eye. She was telling me where the sample sale dresses were located and where the regular price ones were. As she was talking, a dress immediately caught my eye. I excused myself for interrupting her and asked if I could grab the dress that caught my eye before anyone else grabbed it (it was in the sample sale section). She grabbed four additional dresses and that's when we decided five was a good number to start. As she grabbed one of the dresses she selected, I asked if we could actually try on the dress I found. She helped me get into it and as I turned to face the mirror, I fell in love! As my bridal consultant opened the door to show my dress to my family, both my mom and sister started crying. SOLD! LOL She placed me on a chair to show the full dress to my family and my mom instantly said, I can tell you love this dress. I felt like a million bucks in it and didn't want to take it off. I walked around in it to see if it was heavy and it wasn't. I sat down to see if I could move in it and it was so easy to maneuver in. And best of all it was exactly my size (minus the length) and it was on sale!!!
As much as I loved the dress, I thought that I should be logical and try on the other 4 dresses. Perhaps it was a case of falling in love with the dress since it was the first wedding dress I tried on. When I tried on my second one, I wasn't impressed. When the doors opened, my mom and sister stared at me for a good minute then said, take it off LOL The other three dresses were also nice but I wasn't as happy in them as I was in my first dress. So with that I said yes to the dress during my first appointment.
I have since tried on the dress twice and am so happy I found my dream dress. I can't wait for Derrick to see me in it
Edited by Wafflesmom, 25 August 2015 - 07:34 PM.