Let’s talk wedding dress shopping…
There were two aspects of wedding planning that I felt were the most difficult for me: shopping for a wedding dress and deciding on wedding stationary, especially the invitations.
The reason why I think these two items were so hard for me is that I could never make my mind. I spend hours and hours looking at wedding invitations on Etsy, I ordered the samples of every single large wedding stationary company out there, there was nothing that would make me jump (and would fit my budget, at the same time!).
With the dress, it was worse. I bought 7 wedding dresses and returned 6 of them until I found THE ONE at BHLDN.
I really, really love them. Wedding dresses that are gorgeous and are sold at reasonable prices? Count me in! Since there wasn’t a store in Denver, I did not shop online. I saved myself for when I was going to be in NYC to of to the store with my mom and Lily and choose the final dress!
Here is everything I tried on, what I thought about it and how I felt while actually wearing it:
#1: Leila Gown
I was absolutely sure this was IT, if I had shopped online this was the dress I would have bought! I tried it first, before any other, and I was surprised about how much I didn’t like it! It was heavy, the bottom had just so much fabric and was too puffy for me, the back is def. amazing and the neckline was incredible, but I didn’t feel comfortable wearing it at all. It might look amazing on a skinnier girl.
#2: Yasmin Gown:
This was a BIG contender. I was impressed with how much I LOVED this gown! I’m sure Bret would have loved it too! It’s very feminine, sexy, delicate and still a classic. The back is stunning! This was probably a Top 2! I had seen it in the site before and I didn’t care much for it. Guess what? It’s amazing in person! I felt so much more comfortable than dress # 1 and it’s way lighter! Lesson learned: certain things need to bought in person (not online!) and you need to try it on (one of the things I hate most in the entire world! I’ll never try anything on at the store, the stalls are so small and I get panicked!). It’s a jaw-dropping dress!
#3 – Vivienne Gown:
I was in LOVE! Completely, utterly in love with this dress. I thought: “This is IT! I don’t need to look anymore!” It fit way better than I expected, the bodice detailing and beading is amazing, the skirt has this soft tule, all you want to do is to touch it non-stop! And, it hid away a bunch of imperfections. My mom and Lily loved it too!
Little did we know, I was going to try one last gown just because I saw it on the rack at the store, and I loved it! It was from an older collection, so I wasn’t really excited about it. I tried it on and #4 took my breath away! I was speechless! It was everything I always wanted. The pictures Lily took of them are so funny because my mouth is open, my jaw is dropped and I have this surprise expression on my face! Lucky me, they had a return exactly my size waiting for me at the store! I left with my wedding dress and I can fairly say it was one of the most exciting experiences in my life.
I loved having my mom there, I loved that Lily was there with me and the two of them gifted me the dress! I was happy, I was hugging the dress, planning on sleeping with it in my bed, from time to time I open the bag and peak on it! It’s really, really amazing. For me. But, amazing! I can’t wait to share on the 23rd! Soon!