01 October, 2014

WEDDING UPDATE , SEARCHING FOR THE DRESS


Dresses, dresses, dresses, it's time to talk about the dress. The last few months have been a whirl wind of wedding planning but I've kind of lost momentum at the moment, maybe it's bridal burnout? Whatever it is the only thing that has been ongoing is searching for what I'll be wearing down the aisle!

I'm sure most of us girls know what kind of dress we want right? I thought I would just find the one and that would be that. Let me tell you it's a mind field out there! I didn't think it would be so tricky, but 2 boutiques and 2 sample sales later, which incidentally took 2 hours to queue for, as well as trying on about 15 dresses I now have my heart set on the one...They say searching for the dress is like searching for your future husband - you get butterflies, palpitations and possessiveness, haha only kidding - it's only half true ;)

I knew I always wanted something modern, classic and stylish as I don't suit the boho, vintage look. I've figured that even if it may not look like my style, I'll try it on anyway, as some dresses don't have very good hanger appeal as one helpful SA mentioned! I had my heart set on a fishtail mermaid dress but it was fun trying on the bigger ball gown dresses, I really did feel like a fairy tale princess!

Searching for the dress hasn't been what I expected at all, dresses are so expensive for starters, take in to consideration alterations and accessories into your budget - it all adds up! I doubted my own judgment at times so make sure you bring along supportive friends or family. Thank you to my lovely Bridesmaids for accompanying me - don't worry there wasn't any mishaps a la the Bridesmaids movie!

It's definitely been fun playing dress up, so now I just need to order the dress and wait 4 months gulp! So what's it like? You'll just have to wait and see next year ;)

So ladies what's your ideal wedding dress?  How did you find the one?



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  1. I'm actually not 100% sure on the dress I want because from experience what I love on the hanger or in a magazine won't suit me as well as the dresses I barely even blind at, so odd! But getting a Vera Wang would be the dream for sure! Can't wait to see what you will wear, I'm sure it's going to be gorgeous! x

    Beauty with charm

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  2. Eeek, can't wait to seeeeee. I feel the same way about wedding dresses too, chic and modern is the way to go for me. As much as I'd like to rock a boho dress, it wouldn't look good on me haha.

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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  3. Hi Alina, that happens sometimes! It's the dress or outfit that you least expect, that looks amazing on!
    Thank you so much xx

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  4. I know what you mean! The boho look just ends up looking like curtains on me, haha. xx

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  5. My friend wore a gorgeous off the shoulder, long sleeved dress - very classy! Haha I think cos i'm tiny in the chest department I can get away with strapless tops, not much too keep up!

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  6. I found mine and for every bride that finds one, you described it perfectly (you really do know when it's the "one")

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  7. Wooow, the chills!! I can't wait to see the whole thing! I've never really thought about a dress bc I'm nowhere near a marriage unless I get to catch one of my celeb crushes' eye :P!

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  8. I didn't ever think I would ever find my dress! But then I put one on, and it made all the other pale in comparison. I can't wait to see your dress!


    Cheers,
    Eileen | www.yesmissy.com

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  9. I agree, it's an amazing feeling :)

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  10. Aww so glad you had that moment Eileen! Sure you will look stunning! xx

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  11. Oh the wedding dress shopping. I am that crazy bride who bought two dresses because I made a wrong choice the first time. You would definitely know when you found the dress. Don't give up. It is tiring, but worth it. Probably one o the few things of wedding planning that was worth it for me at the end. Good luck! Let me know if you need help with wedding planning ( I sucked at it, but had some experience with mine).

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  12. Thanks Anu - it's definately harder than I thought! There's so much choice and you're bound to worry you picked the wrong one. Thanks I will let you know :) xx

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  13. Haha "it's only half true" - omg you're killing me I want to see it NOW. I dread the day (eventually, once a boyfriend, fiance, etc. come into existence) that I start wedding dress shopping. I'm the person that finds a dress and snatches it up, to later find a better one, etc. and I change my mind so often. But so excited for you!!! Finding the right dress is probably a HUGE relief!

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  14. I know it can happen! That's why I didn't wany anything too 'in season' that i'll regret next year!
    Ahh I bet you have eligible bachelors lined up left right and centre, you're a total babe Meg ;)

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  15. I've just written a mini essay about how I found my dress for my wedding posts! Oh my gosh, what a traumatic yet fun experience it was... nothing quite beats the relief when you find the one though :) and I managed to get mine on sale as well... now I have to wait until May for a first proper fitting, yikes! xx

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  16. How exciting, can't wait to read it! On sale too, even better :)

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  17. Oh you're getting married! Congrats! Would love to see you in some of the dresses you tried on and are considering!



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  18. Yes next Summer, thanks so much Joyce! I was thinking of putting some photos up but I didn't want my fiance to see them, hehe (maybe after the Wedding!)

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