Trying on wedding dresses taught me a lot of things. I obviously won’t be posting any photos of my wedding dress or anything remotely close to it (yes I found one because I’m not about to go multiple times to multiple places). I found some really humerous ones (to me) that filled up my LOLZ tank.
If you know me you know I’m an off the rack buyer. I look at clothing, think it looks nice and buy it. I don’t try things on in stores…Since half of my clothing purchases are made online anyways, it doesn’t matter to me.
My mom asked a month ago if I wanted to make a dress appointment. I responded with: “I haven’t tried on clothing in stores for the last 2 years so I wouldn’t be starting now with wedding dresses.” I was kidding of course, but that obviously didn’t go over well. Honestly I never spent a great deal of time on pinterest or looking at wedding dresses because I am not 5’10 and 120 pounds…they wouldn’t look the same on me as in a photo…unless I photoshopped my face onto said photo.
I tried on the first dress and that ultimately was the dress I liked the best. I tried on multiple dresses to compare and to rule things out that maybe I liked or didn’t.
I had made several rules before I went shopping. All of which I told my consultant (who was fabulous).
- I don’t want my butt crack to show. I don’t know why these lower back wedding dresses are trendy but I would prefer my booty covered.
- I don’t want anything see through. Why do brides want a wedding dress where they are basically getting married in a bra with a bunch of lace on top…that’s weird.
- I don’t want a puffy, ball gown. It’s not my style mostly because I don’t like weight training and those dresses are heavy.
- Similary I don’t want a dress I can’t twerk in. If I can’t booty pop to my girl Nikki Minaj, it’s not happening.
- I don’t want a b’dazzled dress. That seems heavy, itchy and not me.
I was of course, willing to try anything. I don’t care because bridal dress consultants know what they are doing…I do not. If I did I would be a wedding dress consultant. I told her I was willing to try anything on but I was not holding back my remarks. (I’m glad she enjoyed my humor/commentary to each dress).
This was not a contendor. First the dress was 500 pounds and second I swear it was asexually multipling. It kept getting bigger and bigger (like my hair in the summertime).
The second was a beautiful turkey style dress. After scouring the country and plucking feathers from several turkeys and birds, I put together this flapper style wedding dress. I think it was a cross between a flapper and a turkey. As they say the bird is the word.
Another dress I tried on was the lacy bedazzled belt. I’m pretty sure the belt cost more than what I make paycheck wise in a year. The dress was nice but not my style either. It was a bit better than the feather flapper and asexual reproducing dress…enough that I took a halfway normal photo with my future flower girl.
Ultimately after comparing and contrasting dresses, I went with the first one I tried on. It just taught me that I don’t need to try things on and can continue my terrible method of purchasing clothing right off the rack. I had a lot of fun. I left feeling good and excited. I also left thinking maybe I could design dresses. I could just throw some things together and some bride would like it? Right?
Two hours is a long time to stand in front of a mirror staring at yourself. It was like a selfie that never ended.
Questions for you:
Brides: How many dress stores did you go too? Did you enjoy trying on dresses?
Do you like clothes shopping? Do you try on clothes in general?