This past Saturday, September 15th, I went on my first wedding dress hunt. A few of my friends and I went to Sunset Hills, MO for a 10:30 appointment at David’s Bridal after stopping at First Watch for a delicious breakfast!
We walked into David’s Bridal and I was overcome with an extreme amount of feeling overwhelmed. Not only did it hit me that I was actually shopping for MY WEDDING DRESS, but at the same time I was also checking in, two of my friends were already headed to look at the dresses, and one was showing me how someone to our left was “saying yes to the dress!” It wasn’t really anxiety per se, but it was a lot to handle at once. Everything just got way too real, way too fast.
So, what does any college-aged gal do? Text her mom. My mom, on the other hand, was touring two of the three wedding venues with my dad at the same time that I was doing my first wedding dress hunt. I started texting her about the venues and told her how overwhelmed I was. Her response wasn’t what I was expecting, but it was still really comforting and made me feel better. She said that, in a way, she was glad that I was freaking out. It meant that I really understood how big a deal this is! Which is so true, it finally really clicked that I’m preparing for my wedding. After talking to her on the phone, I went over to join my friends who were catching on to my panic level.
After looking through dresses and allowing myself to actually be excited about the whole thing, I started to have a lot of fun. We picked out a few options and my amazing friends took pictures of the dresses/dress numbers so that we could have my consultant grab them and find ones similar that I might like.
Before we started trying on dresses, my consultant gave me a corset and slip for under the dresses. Think I should just wear this on my wedding day?
The first dress I tried on had a somewhat plunging neckline and was a tinted rose color. While it was absolutely beautiful, it felt a little too “prom”.
The second dress I put on had several layers of delicate lace, creating a beautiful canvas-like dress. It was really pretty, but it wasn’t for me.
The third dress I tried on was stunning. So stunning, in fact, that it might end up being the one.. so I can’t post any pictures of it! Sorry! If that changes, I’ll update you guys.
The fourth dress I tried on was a “trumpet” style. I’m not really sure how that style differs from a mermaid, but whatever. I didn’t want to try one on, but my consultant said I should. I hated it. It was a pain to walk in and I couldn’t even sit down! I want to look great on my wedding day, but I also want to be able to move and, I don’t know, walk down the aisle!
The fifth dress was almost in the running for being the dress. Unfortunately it was discontinued and if I wanted it, I’d have to get it right then and there. I really liked it, but it definitely wasn’t the one. I realized afterwards that my favorite part about it was the long veil they gave me with it…
Overall, my first wedding dress hunt was a great experience, and I can’t wait to try on more!
Here’s to next time! 👋🏼