Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Say Yes to the Dress!

I did it! This weekend... I said "I do"... to my gown!
Now, if you've been following the blog, you know that I have been rather indecisive concerning my dress...
**Below is a timeline of the dress saga:**
-I began with a narrative declaration of the style of gown I wished to have.
-Then, I continued with some bridal shopping adventures in New York and Maryland.
-Then, even more shopping that I didn't blog...
-Then, I proceeded to compare several gowns and nervously seek advice.
-Then, I had the nerve to declare to the world that I had FOUND my gown. (Knowing I was still unsure...)

Now, I am proud and resolved to announce that this weekend my mommy and I found the gown!
And I even sealed the deal by putting down a deposit.
I found my dress at the Today's Bride magazine bridal show in Independence, Ohio on Sunday.
Basically, there were tons of wedding vendors that mom and I had went to check out, but it happens that an Ohio bridal salon, Henri's Cloud 9, actually had a showroom on site where they were selling gowns with a one-day-only discount.

Here's how it went:
**dozens of brides-to-be and bridezillas frantically looking through racks of dresses in a tiny, crowded showroom in a corner of a hotel**

Me to Henri's employee, Jason:
"Where are the sexy/fitted/trumpet gowns in here?" Trying to bypass the looking-through-racks thing and doing crazy body movements to show that I wanted a form-fitting gown.

Jason:
"I'll find them!" He pulls two gowns, one he says is a Henry Roth that retails for $3,000. Henry Roth isn't making dresses anymore, that's why it's marked down to $799, he says.
The Roth was gorgeous. Material and color were pretty but it was too plain for me and didn't look amazing on. The second dress Jason pulled just wasn't what I had in mind.

However, as I was getting dressed, I looked up...and I saw thee dress! Outside of my fitting room curtain, a girl was looking at herself in the mirror in MY dream dress. All I could see was the perfect shape of the dress and the embellishment that was shining through the curtain. I peeked out and grabbed my mom and Jason, and in my own bridezilla moment I crossed my arms and said:
"Get me that dress. That is MY dress. She needs to take it off!"

Well... the girl didn't like the dress. Said she wanted something "simpler" so she and I traded gowns.

I slipped into the gown(a Fall 2007 Christina Wu).
It fit me like a glove.
I bargained them down about three-hundred dollars below the retail price (it retailed a bit out of my budget).
Fiance paid deposit with his credit card over the phone.
And the rest is history!
Onward!

4 comments:

Meg said...

congrats on finding the dress!

Meg said...

Oh, and I saw some of your engagement pictures (I think) on Ken Blaze's blog. Here's the link:
http://kenblaze.blogspot.com/

Lindsay said...

Your bridezilla moment is hilarious: "That is MY dress! She needs to take it off!" LOL

Congrats on finding the dress.

MThornton said...

thanks, gals!