We’re jumping right in, hive. It’s dress time!
First and foremost, you all must know that I was obsessing over this one dress for the longest time:
It’s Demetrios 3137. I’ve looked at and written about it so much that when I searched for it in Google images a few months back, my Weddingbee user pic came up. No lies.
That being said, I went wedding dress “shopping” three times in the first four months of my 26 month engagement.
The first time I went was on Long Island with my BFF/maid of honor numero uno, Copper. They didn’t have my dream dress, but I still tried on several dresses that were just “eh”… I had no idea (and a very exact idea) of what I wanted.
This is just a mess of a picture.
(No idea who made this dress)
Facial expression says it all. Although I did kind of like this at the time.
(Pronovias San Patrick Postal)
Just when I thought I was done meandering, I found a Demetrios dress that was similar-ish in style to my love, 3137. Copper and I made a last minute decision, tracked down my consultant, and tried it on.
I couldn’t stop staring at myself. Vain, much?
I was very close to declaring this THE ONE and calling it a day. I loved it. It fit me like a glove. It looked amazing and was incredibly figure flattering. But… it wasn’t 3137. I needed to try on that dress. And this one almost seemed a little too formal for the general vibe Mr. Foxy and I are going for at our wedding. So Copper and I left the store happy with the end result and with a few sneaky pictures, as you have seen.
The second trip happen two weeks later, with foxy brideslady A. I decided to go straight to the source, to a Macy’s bridal salon in Virginia, sponsored by Demetrios. Naturally, they had my dress, as well as several similar ones. And it looked just the way I hoped it would; the only downside was that some of the rouching on the body of the dress was messed up and broken, and the dress was about 3 sizes too big so the layers didn’t quite settle right…but even after all that, I still fell in love.
Sigh. Love love love love love love love. The one caveat? It was about $400 over my (Foxy Mama’s) budget.
So off I went to appointment #3…alone. I decided to hit up David’s Bridal to see what they had, and also to appease Foxy Mama. First up was a dress sort of similar to Demetrios 3137, but it just wasn’t quite there.
(DB Galliano Signature SWG354)
The next was a big poofy ball gown that I liked more than I anticipated but made me look like I had one of those shrunken heads.
And then, to my surprise, I kind of fell in like with a very simple gown reminiscent of Maggie Sottero’s Carly. Except this one was only $500. Seriously.
I even got a picture with my consultant in a bridesmaids dress similar in color to what I want my girls to wear!
So that’s that. I found a few I really liked and one I loved, but I still wanted to go shopping with Foxy Mama, or at least hear her opinions on the dresses I already tried on. While I very much liked the last dress…I still couldn’t get over the Demetrios one. I just felt so good in it. Maybe there would be a magical sale at just the right time or someone will be selling their used one? :/ I was definitely hoping!
Anyone else have difficulty finding a dress because of the price, or whatever reason?