It’s one of those things that you dream about as a little girl, walking into a shop filled with white dresses and sparkle. You’re with your favorite people and you’re about to begin the journey of finding the most important garment of your life; your wedding dress. As many of you may know, I actually already purchased my wedding dress back in December (YAY!). I wanted to share my experience along with some tips I learned along the way.
So my experience happened a little bit different than most. If any of you know me, or if I had talked to you about my dream wedding plans then you know that I knew what dress I wanted to get. For years I was obsessed with one gown and I told myself that that would be my wedding dress, no if’s and’s or butt’s. That dress for me was this one:
This is the Hayley gown by Hayley Paige. I was so convinced that this would be my wedding dress I really had no interest in trying on any others. In fact it was the first wedding gown I had put on my body. But something happened when I put it on. As I stared in the mirror looking at the dress and the first words that came out of my mouth were “its beautiful, it looks just like it does in photos!” The gown was beautiful, I looked beautiful, so why couldn’t I pull the trigger and buy my dream gown? Something was holding me back, as I looked at it more I realized that I didn’t feel beautiful in it. My heart wasn’t singing the way I wanted it to. There were things about it that I wanted to change and it just didn’t feel right. This is when I knew that this journey was going to be WAY different then I imagined. I ended up having two more bridal sessions before I found “the one” and let me tell you, if you would have told me that I would fall in love with the dress I bought, I would have laughed! I ended up getting something completely different then what was in my head, and that still trips me up a bit, but I hold onto the feeling that I had when I was wearing my dress. I wanted to share some tips that I learned along this journey that may help you with yours!
Now I am ITCHING to show you all my dress! But you’ll have to wait awhile until you see. I will share some really cool insight with you though, I am the first ever bride to own the dress! (Which I think it pretty cool! 🙂 ) Remember that thins happen for a reason and your dream dress is out there waiting for you!!!!!
Check out this video of my wedding dress shopping experience!
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