Happy Friday! I could not be more ready for the weekend. Before I gallivant away into a food-fueled-pajamas-only weekend (that’s a lie, I have a thousand wedding appointments that require real people clothes instead of my Doctor Who boxers) I wanted to share a little something something with you guys.
I got the dress!
I actually bought it a few weeks ago, but I don’t think I’ve mentioned that here yet. Obviously I can’t show you guys the dress I got because my wonderful fiance, JD, reads my blog (and is also the kind of person who searches the house form top to bottom just to find his Christmas presents early- so obviously he would still read this even if I told him not to). BUT I will show you a bunch of dresses that I didn’t get. Some are very pretty and some are…not, but that’s all part of the fun. So without further ado:
Here’s the first two dresses I tried on (before I was engaged…in my defense we had been talking about it and we had already picked the wedding date).
I LOVED this one, but the fit wasn’t quite right. I’m sure it would have looked great after tailoring it though.
I went to BHLDN after this because I’ve been drooling over their dresses for forever, but didn’t end up finding anything I loved. I did love the back on this one, but the front looked a little too much like a flower girl’s dress for my taste:
Then I went with my sister and tried on a TON of dresses at a boutique close to our house.
I loved a couple of the dresses, but I did not love the boutique itself. They didn’t let you take pictures of the dresses… which we promptly ignored, because why on EARTH would I drop thousands of dollars on a dress when I don’t know how it will look in pictures??? … uh yeah, no. So we snuck all the pictures, which is why they’re all at awkward angles.
I LOVED the back of this one, but totally hated the front:
I lost all this weight and the dress made it look like I gained weight haha. No thank youuuu. Adorable back though.
This dress was also, without a doubt, a definite no. I cannot even begin to explain to you how sparkly it was (I would most likely blind people if I bought this one) and my butt could literally not look any bigger. I have no problems with my big butt, but maybe let’s not play up that asset (pun fully intended) on my wedding day, kthanks.
Most of the dresses were duds at this boutique, but I actually ended up finding my dress (THE dress if you will) here though so I’m glad I went. I didn’t buy it from this boutique because they were really shady and wouldn’t give us a straight answer for anything. Which brings me to my last dress boutique.
After finding the dress at that boutique, I searched for other boutiques that carried that designer and dress and ended up finding the cutest place in Lemont called Martellen’s. I went with my mom, grandma and soon to be mother-in-law since I was pretty certain I was going to make a purchase that day. Here’s some of the other ones I tried on there (just to make sure I was making the right choice)
This dress was gorgeous and actually somewhat similar to the dress I ended up buying (sortttt of).
And I simply had to try on this dress because I couldn’t not try on a giiiant princess dress, could I? I actually think it looks pretty good, but that’s because it was the only dress in the store that wasn’t ten times my size haha. Gotta love sample dresses.
Also it was a bit too gypsy bride for me.
I ended up buying my wonderful dress from this last boutique and I cannot wait until it comes in!
That’s all I got for now! I can’t wait to show you guys my actual dress. Only 6 months until the wedding, so you do’t have to way toooo long.
Have a great weekend!