You can read about some issues I had with getting myself to dress shop here:
Where's the time gone and Wedding Dress Blues
What I ended up doing was I decided I would go to a few dress stores in California to get an idea on what I like and then I would go to Texas for a weekend to make my final choice with my family. The few weeks went by quick but in the end I got my dress!
The first shop I went to was David's Bridal. I was a little nervous that they would be pushy but luckily the dress consultant I was paired with was really nice and not pushy at all! I took Jared with me because I really don't mind if he sees the dress beforehand. He's always really helpful when we go shopping so I wanted him to be there.
I had Jared armed with both my phone and my camera for him to take photos. He texted pictures of the dresses to my family as I tried them on. The photos he took on my other camera I emailed to my family later that day. It ended up working out pretty well!
The dress consultant was great- she let me try on every single dress on my list and gave me some space after I tried on each dress so that Jared could take pictures and I could get a feel for the dress. It was a really nice experience! There was even a dress I liked there.
Our next stop in California was an Alfred Angelo. Here I was able to try a few of the Disney dresses- Belle and Cinderella. I really liked these but the Cinderella dress was a bit too puffy for me and the Belle dress felt heavy. They were beautiful dresses and so much fun to try on but they were not quite me.
|This dress was beautiful but wasn't the one for me.|
I did try on another dress that I really liked that actually reminded me of Belle even though it wasn't a Disney dress. I thought it was the one but unfortunately the consultant I had was putting a little too much pressure on me to purchase it right away. She got me to the counter to check out and place my order but I froze and told her I wanted to wait. I'm very glad I did!
Those were the two places I went to in California. The next two places I went to were in Texas. I will tell this part of the story in my next post so stay tuned!