Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I said yes to the Dress

So I found my dress, after a few weeks of searching around Richmond in bridal boutique after bridal boutique, I found the one that I'm good with. I didn't have tears, hot flashes, or "the feeling" but me and my dress, we're cool, we get along alright and I think we'll jive pretty well when it's go time. It's a weird experience trying on dresses, I will say. I wasn't sure what to expect but after the first appointment, when you will do something embarrassing guaranteed because you've never stripped down to your skivvies in front of another lady while she dresses you, it's all good. Theres only one way to work out the kinks in your dress shopping etiquette, just go and get it over with.

Anyway, back to my dress--which I love!! It's a Marisa, who I'd never heard of, and I'll just describe the thing because, well, I can't find a picture of it online to save my life. It's a strapless, sheath fit style dress with all over alencon lace that will be a cream/ivory color. There are buttons down the back only half way down with a smaller chapel train we will be bustling as soon as humanly possible after the ceremony. Now I just need to find shoes/jewelry/and a good tailor in Nashville!

I'm honestly relieved to have found a dress that I really like. After trying on close to 100 dresses I was getting scared there was nothing in my price point that I would like...I have expensive taste--it's not my fault! So now on to other wedding details like locking down the DJ, finding some invites, and choosing bridesmaid dresses!

On the bridesmaid note, I emailed J Crew to see if they could send me a few fabric swatches to compare and they got back to me immediately saying they'd be putting them in the mail today. Yay! This is why I love you J Crew.

More to come--we're headed to Nashville tomorrow! Have a lovely weekend.


  1. The dress sounds beautiful! So glad you found one you love!

  2. How exciting! I have a friend whose mom is a consultant with Etcetera and Carlisle who would know a good seamstress. I'll pass along her recommendations if you'd like!

    I can't wait to see your dress; it sounds lovely!

  3. Congratulations on find the dress! I was the same way. I tried on almost as many but never had "the feeling". Your dress sounds lovely and I know you'll love it.