Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Dress






Here is my little story about finding the perfect dress.

My family joked for years telling me that they would only let me try on 10 dresses and that would be my limit. Repeatedly reminding me of the 'Black cardigan story'.  It was a story about  the ritual that every girl is guilty of. Going to the shop that you went into at the start of your shopping trip, buying the item you looked at before dragging whichever poor soul. Who had to face this ordeal with you into 50 other shops. This is a habit of mine I must admit.
As well as slowly taking everything out of basket again, because I feel I don't actually need it.
This is one of my husbands pet hates oppsie!

Anyway my mom drove past Your Wedding Shop on the way to work one day and booked an appointment. As she thought it was a good place to start. They often have sale days, where you can make offers and all the dresses are bespoke. Amazing!

So one Saturday my mom decided to grin and bare it, bracing herself for hours of uncertainty on my part. To her relief she was completely wrong.
I was nervous on arrival as I am not incredibly girly and it all starts to feel a bit more real, when your looking for the 'Wedding dress'.

Upon arrival I was made to feel instantly at ease and was welcomed by lovely staff and the wonderful owner Jo.
Who let me have a mooch at the beautiful dresses, each one unique and waiting for their bride.
The first one I put my tag on, little did I know was 'the one' at that moment. I found another one similar but with a full corset back and with extra layers. Finally a tea dress as I found a few of those I had liked on other people.  I put the first dress on and I instantly felt overwhelmed with how well it fit and how special it made me feel. All kinds of emotions took over and I just thought "I really like this one!"

I tried the next one on and it was stunning but just a bit too heavy for me. Too many layers as one of my main focuses was that I need to dance!
I then tried the tea dress on and again a beautiful dress but because I am pretty tall I just felt silly.
So I instantly asked if I could try the first one on again. That is when I knew I had found it.
I stood on the box in front of my mom and my first dance song came on. I began to feel all watery eyed. I knew, my mom knew. We all just knew that this was the perfect dress for me.

I tried on a big vintage sparkly headband and it just felt right.
The dress itself was pretty girly and nothing like I had pre planned on my many Pinterest boards.
If there is one piece of advice I can give you, when you are looking for your dress it is that...
What you think you will love, as you have seen it on other people, maybe the total opposite to what you want in reality. As when it is on you, you may feel completely different.

It was a sale weekend so we got my dress for a fantastic deal and I couldn't of been happier.
We celebrated with champagne and as my mom was concerned I hadn't eaten yet.
( I never do when I am nervous). I was even given a cheeky chocolate bar to settle my tummy.

I couldn't of asked for a better experience and I can not thank Your Wedding Shop enough.

I kept my dress a surprise from everybody apart from a few people. None of my bridesmaids had seen it so when I walked through the door. Seeing them all well up was such a special moment for me.
My dad hadn't seen it either so seeing his face when he saw me was amazing.

I wore my dress to death, poor thing is covered in mud but it held out through all of my frantic running about and none stop dancing. Fitted like a dream!


If you would like to have a look at their fantastic deals click here.


I wish you the best of luck finding your perfect dress girls.
You will just know... I promise!

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