Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dress Shopping Part 9: Bridal Elgance 2

Ever since NaBloPoMo ended I have not been able to find the time to blog or read blogs, luckily during my week hiatus my MOH/Cousin JT has been blogging & also taking videos & posting them on Westside Wedding. December has proven to be a very busy month, as I am sure it is for everyone but I will try my best to keep blogging this month! Ok, so I still have so much catching up to do in regards of how I finally decided on a dress... luckily it will only be 3 more posts!
We continue our story with Dress Shopping part 9. After realizing that I almost made a mistake and decided on a dress that was not everything I wanted, I spent a whole Sunday making a plan for deciding on a dress in one week. I wrote down style numbers, called bridal stores to make appts and had a deadline of the following Sunday. I decided that my first stop was going to be Bridal Elegance, the first place that I had gone to for dress shopping. Although it was not that big of a place it had a lot of affordable options under 1K. My bridesmans was a trooper and came with me...thank goodness he did because if it wasn't for him I would not have realized the solution to my problem with finding a dramatic mermaid dress. I tried on a few dresses but again my problem was that so many dresses mix fabrics or patterns, I tried on two Casablanca dresses and although I loved the shape they didn't scream out at me. The one thing I kept telling every bridal store I went to, which by now was over 12 who knows I have lost count... was that I wanted a dramatic mermaid shape and not one single person at these bridal store was able to provide me the answer I had been looking for, lucky for me I have my bff/bridesman looking out for me & when he saw the mermaid dress & heard my issue he asked the sales lady, isn't there something like a slip that she can put to give her more of a shape? um YES! cue in Etta James song At Last...

I put the mermaid crinoline on two of the dresses and BAM! there was the shape I wanted...too bad the dresses still were not the one, but hey I was another step closer!

10 comments:

  1. So pretty, but I'd be afraid of falling. I'm such a klutz. It reminds me of that one episode of Lucy where she puts on a super tight dress that she can't even sit down. lol....don't mind me, I'm just rambling.

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  2. I can't wait to see the difference it made! The slip sort of reminds me of the bottom of the gown that Charlotte wore as a bridesmaid to Carrie's-wedding-that-didn't-happen to Big in SATC, the movie. Love it!

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  3. Have I missed something? We are on *PART 9* of your dress shopping experience? Man, I've got some catching up to do. It has been really hard for me to read the blogs this month, too so take heart. We're catching up :) I love that it took a guy to offer up the slip solution because that was the first thing that popped in my mind when I read about your dilemma. Can't wait to see your selection! It took me two months, 7 salons between South Orange County and Glendale and about 30-40 dress try ons before I found the one!

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  4. wow that look like it will help with the shape so much. i love the mermaid shape!! can't wait to see it under your dress :)

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  5. Va-va-voom! Love the crinoline! Dish on the custom dress!

    p.s. I felt silly for not being good at NaBloPoMo the first time so will try again (we'll see...)

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  6. wow I didn't even think of that either! What a great idea....

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  7. 先告訴自己希望成為什麼樣的人,然後一步一步實踐必要的步驟。..................................................

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  8. Oh wow...I had no idea such slips existed! Great find.

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