As I discussed previously, in this post, wedding dress shopping is a pretty huge source of anxiety for me. Thankfully, it ended up being only mildly tiring and kind of pleasant. That is due, of course, to a solid group of friends who kept the Veuve and compliments flowing. The first place we went was BHLDN on Westheimer. I give the private room and private seating area a A++. As for the dresses, they were more of a 5/6. The selection was pretty large, the prices awesome (average price apx. $1k), but the sales lady was lacking. She was nice, but was constantly telling us how much time we had left. She also didn't offer too much in terms of dresses, veils, etc. Instead my friends ended up surfing the showroom take items off of mannequins. Pretty funny. We then went to Benjy's for a much needed brunch and
mimosa break. Thanks, Mom, for financing that! After a little too much food and champagne we went to Events on West Gray to look at china patterns... Because we had time to kill and I clearly have not done any of that. That place is amazing, btw! Still no idea what china I want?
Finally, it was time for our 2 pm appointment at Mia Bridal. It was packed with brides and mothers and aunts and friends. It was at this time that it occurred to me that I was sad that none of the motherly figures were there to share this monumental occasion. I knew they were not coming, but it still hit me pretty hard. Thanks to good friends I was able to recover. Diary of a 'check's-in-the-mail' orphan. It could always be worse. Like, I could be a real orphan.
On a lighter note, we only had to wait a little bit for our seating area and in the mean time I was encouraged to pull dresses I wanted to try. There were SO many dresses. Thankfully they were organized by price - keeping my selection pool to a minimum. Plus my sales associate was really helpful and most importantly honest about what she thought would look good on my body type. She also was not bashful about nudity and helped me get in and out of those suckers. It was so exhausting because those dresses are work to put on!
Luckily, I ended up finding the perfect dress
and it was under budget, until they informed me of what alterations + veil + that crystal belt cost. Oh well, thanks Dad! It will be here June 7th and I am so excited. Nothing says 'get in shape, girl!' like trying on wedding dresses. Stay tuned for my save the date proofs and more wedding action. The fam and I are off to Vegas tomorrow for meetings with the florist and the Bellagio. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly!