Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - I Said Yes to a Dress!

So during Spring Break, my mom, sister and Grannie came in to town and we spent 2 whole days wedding dress shopping! 

I was not the girl who tried on a few dresses and KNEW which one I wanted. I think I tried on about 40 dresses and re-tried on dresses and was still torn. I got it narrowed down to 2 and then price played a big factor in my final choice. I am SO happy with the choice I made and I can't wait for y'all to see it when we get back from Mexico in less than 9 months! :)

Our first trip was to Alfred Angelo where John's mom and 2 sisters met us to also try on bridesmaid dresses. We ended up picking a different bridesmaid dress after they started trying stuff on. We are going with the brown dress in the teal color...


This is it from the website! 



It matches my wedding shoes I picked EXACTLY (which I will share with y'all another day) so I'm glad we ended up changing and going with a different color. The dress is super cute on all the girls and has a lot more coverage. The back has a circle cut out which is SO cute but I can't find  pic of it anywhere! 

{me and my bridesmaids}

{Celie, me, mom, Grannie}

{Katie, Kathy, me, Meaghan}

And now for all the dresses I said no to...

I actually really liked this one. This was my #1 pick from Alfred Angelo and I *almost* bought it. I decided I wanted to visit the other places first before making a decision and I'm glad I did! 


I actually liked this one on but after seeing the pic of me in it, it was out...


And this one is just comical. Grannie said it looked "floosy" 


The next day we started bright and early at Ventura's. I have to say, this place had the best customer service of all the places and my consultant, Penny, was amazing! 

And they by far had the best dresses...




I was torn between 2 dresses at Ventura's so we ate lunch to talk and think and decided to go ahead and go to our appointment at David's Bridals. 

We were there for probably less than 1 hour. I tried a few dresses and realized none of them were living up to the 2 dresses at Ventura's. 

This one was the only one that came remotely close to anything I wanted...


So we went back to Ventura's and Penny put me back in the 2 dresses I was torn over and after some deep deliberation, I said Yes to a dress!! 

I got to ring a little bell! :) 



And after December 17th, you'll get to see what's under the pink box!!!


28 comments:

Kara said...

So so exciting!! I can't wait to see! So happy for you girl!

Victoria said...

Love all the dresses!! You are going to be a beautiful bride, I am doing a post soon about all of my wedding madness {that I ended up not going through with} But I want to write about it. Can't wait to see pics from your wedding!

PS are your blogger friends invited??? I def could use a vacay and an invite to an awesome wedding!!! ;)

-V

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

Ohhh I love the last one you tried on at Ventura's! But you'll be a beautiful bride in whatever you picked!

Michelle said...

WOW! I love so many of the ones you tried on! I'm sure you will look gorgeous in the one you chose! Can't wait to see! <3

Syndal said...

aw HOW exciting!! trying on dresses was so much fun for me too..you look gorgeous in those other ones so I'm sure the one you picked will be amazing!

Meg O. said...

Yay!!! I am so happy for you! I think you picked the best one :) It is so perfect.

I love those bridesmaid dresses, too!! So cute!!

Cait said...

omg girl you look fab in ALL the dresses! and the bridesmaid dresses are pretty similar to what i picked for my wedding which you can see after july 6th! YAY for similar taste ;) xoxo

Sarah said...

Girl, you look gorgeous in all those dresses!! I really like that bridesmaids dress too. Can't wait to see what THE dress looks like! :)

Cami said...

You are too cute and funny that you won't show us your dress...meanie ;)
I love all the ones you tried on - you look GORGEOUS!!

Jennifer said...

You are so cute!
I'm so glad you chose the one you did since it's perfect for you :)

Brittany @ Boots and Pearls said...

AH! How exciting! Our wedding is in 6 weeks and I still want to try on dresses! I feel like I was constantly thinking I would get the "Say Yes to the Dress" moment but I didn't. So I was stressing waiting for that moment! I agree, the second place had gorgeous dresses that looked awesome on you! :) Can't wait to see the final choice!!!

Vicki said...

So exciting! I cannot wait to see what you ended up with! I am in love with the one with the green belt, but I would want to take off that one-strap and just have the sweetheart neckline ... it is gorgeous!! :)

Miss67C said...

congrats! I actually purchased my dress at Venturas too :) They are awesome!

Miss67C said...

congrats! I actually purchased my dress at Venturas too :) They are awesome!

Katie said...

Wow - SO many gorgeous dresses! If those are the ones you said "no" to, I can't wait to see the one you chose!!! Congrats!

Megan said...

You look so pretty in all of them, but you definitely picked the best!!

Katie said...

So exciting!! I agree-- David's has some pretty stuff, but when compared to other boutique dresses, they don't even compare. Can't wait to see which one you picked!

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

I LOVE all three from ventura! I don't know how you would choose the one!

Jamie said...

Yay! Congrats. How exciting.

Kristen Danielle said...

How exciting!!! You look so beautiful in all of the dresses! Can't wait to see "the one"!!

Amber said...

I love the color of the bridesmaids' dresses! I also love all the dresses at ventura's.. can't wait to see which one you chose :)

Carly Ann said...

That top one from Ventura's is GORGEOUS!

tara said...

SO exciting! you look so pretty in all of them! :)

Ashlee Miller said...

Love your bridesmaid dress color! You are so pretty and will make a beautiful bride. Can't wait to see the dress you pick.

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

You are going to be a beautiful bride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wasn't going to find a dress so fun?!?! I was stressed, but I really enjoyed it!!! One of my favorite memories!!!

LWLH said...

Wow you look gorgeous girl.
I can't wait to see which one you chose....out of the No's I love the first one from Venturas.

Heather said...

So excited that you found THE dress :). I'm sure it's gorgeous!!

Sunni Dae @ It's A Sunni Dae said...

COngrats on finding THE DRESS! :)

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