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.

"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!


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:

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!