My “yes to the dress” moment was a little different that most…. well different than what they portray on TLC. A week after I got engaged, my sister was in town and my mom suggested we go look for fun.
We went to David’s Bridal just to get an idea of the style I liked. I knew what I absolutely didn’t want, but needed to figure out what I did like before I did any real shopping.
I tried on five dresses total. The first was horrible- a Grecian white nightmare that made me look like the Michelin Man. The next three weren’t much better, A Zac Posen with a train so heavy I couldn’t walk, a 1920’s inspired flapper number with lots of sparkles, and a lace A-line that was exactly what I thought I wanted, but nowhere close.
Finally, my consultant suggested I try on something I originally said I didn’t want. I agreed and liked it enough to finally come out of the dressing room. I didn’t cry or weep, but I definitely liked it, and decided that was a good place to start.
We went home and I thought about that dress all night. I figured that might be a good sign, so the next morning we went back and I put it on one more time. I loved it! Then my sister grabbed a veil off the wall and that was it! I knew it was the one.
We walked back out to the parking lot to go home, and I started crying. I knew I had made the right decision.
That was it. One week after I got engaged we bought the dress…from David’s Bridal no less…in a style I originally didn’t want. I couldn’t be happier.
Did you have a “Say Yes To The Dress” moment? What happened?