I took a couple people along when I went dress shopping for my wedding dress. My mother-in-law, my bridesmaids, my sister (aka maid of honor), my mother, etc. You get the point, I visited a lot of stores. And just any other clothing shopping trip for me, I visit a lot before I know for sure I'm getting the best price.
Since I had to afford the dress on my own, I went practical, and it fit me well. The price of the dress was $500.00. I researched online and talked to the bridal store I found it at. They offered if all of my bridesmaids were to get their dresses at their shop, they'd take off $100.00. DEAL! SOLD!
I purchased a Mori Lee design year: 2009
Here are some pictures of my dress that day:
Just as I am putting on my dress before the ceremony the clasp on the back came off. I did some mending, on site, in my dress already. It was not going anywhere the rest of the night! :)
I created my own hair piece and veil for my wedding. Spent a total of $4.00 on materials and my hands did the rest. I'm sure I'll upload a tutorial at some point in time. But lets be realistic, who really wants to spend $100 on a veil that's only worn during the ceremony (at least of me).
The dress didn't quite cooperate with my sisters and I as we tried to bustle it up for the reception. My photographer had to actually put down the camera and help as well. There was a lot of train to keep up. :)
OF COURSE I DID! I went the most practical way any bride should: CONVERSE CUSTOM SHOES! These worked perfect for when we were outside shooting formal pictures and such. They were off the second we got into the reception as well. Barefoot for the entire night! My feet surprisingly did not hurt one bit the next morning, even after a whole night of dancing!
I actually went barefoot for the entire ceremony as well! I was so afraid of passing out and such, that I just had to be comfortable. Barefoot is at my most comfortable. :)
The wedding dress is the most important factor to some brides, but to be honest with you...my wedding dress was not. While I did really enjoy my dress, I like the fact that I didn't spend 3 Grand on it and I was comfortable in it all day long. That's perfect enough if you ask me! :)
Linking Up with:
The Pleated Poppy
Rae Gun Ramblings
Work It Wednesday