I have ordered my wedding dress! After my last post, where I was panicking about losing out on the dress I kind of loved but wasn’t perfect, I calmed down about it a bit and went to a couple more shops. One was horrendous, awkward, uncomfortable and we were only there for about forty minutes (thank goodness); and the other was brilliant. The staff were lovely and knowledgeable, there were lots of lovely dresses, the place was lovely and, best of all, when my friend/bridesmaid asked if we could go and buy a bottle of fizz to drink whilst I tried dresses on – they said yes!! No-one had ever asked them before apparently!
There was one dress that stood out to all of us and my bridesmaids all thought it was perfect and said I looked stunning (thanks friends!), but there was a part of the back that I wasn’t happy with and I quite wanted the skirt part of the dress to go out a bit more. I still kind of decided it was probably the one and left with a big smile on my face and couldn’t stop smiling all night.
I decided to go back to the shop with my sister to try the dress on again and when we went back there was a new dress in the shop in the style I wanted! I tried it on and loved it! The first one I had liked was quite plain which I did like, but this one was not plain at all. There were a couple of bits I wasn’t totally sure were exactly as I wanted, but we discussed it all with the lovely lady helping me, Alex and I felt like I was swaying more towards the new one, which was unexpected.
I then went back again with two of my bridesmaids so that they could see me in the ‘new’ dress. I wanted to see if they reacted to me in the same way as they did to the first dress and they bloody did! I think I had actually already come to the decision (as long as they liked it) that the ‘new’ dress was probably ‘the one’ for me and I was so relieved when they really liked it too and agreed with me that it was actually a lot better than the other one I had come close to buying. Alex from the shop also agreed that it was the one for me and so I was very happy.
I paid the deposit that evening and I am very excited and happy with my decision. I am quite an anxious person and until I see myself on my wedding day with my hair and makeup done and my dress on, I know I won’t relax. I worry that I won’t look as good as I want to look, and obviously I want to look beautiful on my wedding day. But there’s nothing I can do about that and so far I haven’t had any dress regret, which I think I would have had with the other one. I am so glad that the new dress came into the shop when it did – it was obviously meant to be!
P.S The dress in the picture is not mine (possibly unfortunately – it’s beautiful) and nothing at all like mine.
P.P.S If you are in Nottingham and wedding dress shopping, you should seriously go and have a look at Dress Place on George Street, the whole experience was absolutely brilliant and all of the staff are great.