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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Search for the Perfect Wedding Dress

I couldn't share pictures before the wedding of my wedding dress search since I knew Jason hates surprises and would peek, but now I can! My mom and I looked a few places in Houston for wedding dresses and weren't really jazzed by anything. We found a few that would suffice, but you really don't want to feel like you are settling when searching for your wedding dress.

We went to high-end boutiques that were too rude to want to deal with and we went to low-end places where none of the dresses I tried on looked that great.

Then we found the place. We knew it was THE PLACE before we even found THE DRESS. But with so many possibilities that were exactly what I was looking for, plus the professional, patient, NICE, and knowledgeable sales people, both my mom and I knew that this was the place where we would buy my dress. In case you live in Houston and are getting married, this fabulous place is Ventura's Bridal.

I tried on about 10 dresses, but narrowed it down to three. I am very curvy in my bottom...meaning I have a large butt, hips, legs and a "trouble tummy." So, mermaid styles or thin, satiny material looks awful. I am not a poofy, fairytale dress kind of girl either. I knew it had to be ivory and romantic looking, not too fancy. I also was leaning toward lace (absolutely no beading) and halter (just because it normally looks good on my body).

Please excuse the pics of me by the was raining that day so my hair was a mess and this was pre-wedding diet...PLUS- most of the dresses I was trying on were too small, but it gives you the idea...I know, excuses, excuses!

Dress Option #1: Watters Bride
Ivory alencon lace halter dress with trumpet skirt and sweep train

Dress Option #2: Watters Bride
Ivory re-embroidered lace spaghetti strap gown with ivory charmuese lining and sash. Sweep train.

Dress Option #3: Watters WToo Bride
Ivory english net spaghetti strap gown with beaded cut-out flowers on bodice and skirt with fawn colored grosgrain ribbon at shirred empire. Sweep train

If you read, WeddingBee, then you know Mrs. Quiche...I just realized she just got married in this dress! Looks totally different on her since she is so tall and skinny!

Ultimatly, I am super happy with the dress I chose. Option #1 didn't seem to flatter my body and seemed to be too much material. Option #3 seemed a little too casual and young for me. I felt that my dress was perfect for the type of ceremony that Jason and I had and let's face it, in any bride's mind there are the three things that she wants to happen when she has that perfect dress on:
1. She takes her man's breath away. Check
2. She feels like the prettiest, most special girl in the universe. Check
3. She has great pictures that are timeless so she can show her children how pretty mommy was when she married daddy. Check

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