Monday, July 26, 2010

I think I found "The Dress"!

I went dress shopping the past two weekends and I think I may have found "the dress"! I am not a person that makes decisions quickly so I knew I would not immediately have that moment where I knew 100% that I was in "the dress". But after trying on several dresses I kept coming back to the same one and I did not want to take it off! I already have an appointment next weekend to go to a trunk show where 52 new dresses are being displayed so I am going to keep my appointment just to see if anything catches my eye. The dress shop also did not have one of the dresses I really wanted to try on because it was at the Bridal Fair in the fashion show. So next weekend I will try on any trunk show dresses I am interested in and the one dress that was at the Bridal Fair. If I continue to come back to my current favorite dress I will get measured and order it :). Now for some pictures... I will show you pictures of several dresses and you tell me what you think!

#1 Front: I thought there was too much going on

#1 Back

#2 Front

#2 Back

#3 Front (You can tell how I feel about it by my facial expression haha)

#3 Back

#4 Front

#4 Back: Didn't think the back was flattering

#4 Side View: Loved it from this view!


#5 Back

#5 Side-gather

#5 Other side

#5 With the bustle from the side

#5 With bustle from the back

#5 Corset back: This dress is too big so the corset will be much wider in the right size.

#5 Close-up of bodice detail

#5 Me with my Mom and Twin Sis/MOH

So I know that was a ton of pictures, sorry! So what do you guys think? The only thing I am concerned about is being self conscious because it is a figure forming dress. Also how do you think the bustle looks? Her idea was to pull the fabric up and under the dress opposed to on top so the side swept look could stay in place. Do you think it would look better in a more traditional bustle? I would LOVE your comments and opinions! Thanks!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Good News!

So I finally got a response from our pastor and he has approved us to have alcohol at our reception : ) For the past couple weeks it has been very stressful thinking about what we would do if he did not approve it. But now we can relax knowing that we have a church to get married in, a reception site, AND a pastor haha.

I have also just recently found my bridesmaids dresses and they are in the process of getting fitted. The dress I picked is the one on the far left, but it will be in buttercup (yellow). I know this is not a great picture but it's the best one I could find so far, sorry! The picture is from the Allure Bridals website.

I also may have found "the dress"! I had no intention of trying on any dresses for myself but my sister/MOH and one of my BM's insisted I try on the dress I had been eyeing every time I was in the bridal store so I finally did and I loooooved it! The only problem is that it costs more than I was planning on spending. I might be willing to spend more if in the end I believe it is "the dress". I want to try on more dresses just to be sure but I will be shocked if I really end up buying the first dress I tried on!

Did anyone have a similar situation where the dress they ended up getting was the first dress they tried on? Did you spend more than you thought you would on your "dream dress"?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Alcohol Issues...

Well I've been trying to put off writing a blog update about our ceremony venue because we're still waiting to hear back from the church! We had a meeting with the pastor last Monday and it went really well. I really liked him and think he would do a great job for our wedding. They told us as we were leaving that they would check the church calendar and get back to us to confirm the date. Also... when we were hanging out with some old high school friends last weekend I was talking to one of the girls that got engaged around the same time I did. I asked her how wedding planning was coming and where she would be doing her wedding. When she told me they were doing the wedding and reception both at the reception site I was somewhat shocked because she had grown up in the church that we were looking at as our possible ceremony site. As we talked I found out that she had heard from many other people that the pastor will not officiate weddings for people that are having alcohol at their reception! I kinda freaked out when she told us this but we already had our meeting set up so we would go through with the meeting and see how it goes. Well our plan was to bring it up in our first meeting to see what the pastor said. Well... that didn't happen. Really there wasn't a good time and we didn't want to come off as alcoholics! I didn't want him to think that alcohol was the most important thing to me because obviously it is not but it is kind of a deal breaker if he won't allow us to have it at our reception. The next day they sent us an email with all the specifics and rules for using the church and it did not include anything about alcohol. So I sent a reply email and asked about their policies on that issue. And.... I haven't heard back after 4 days! I decided I will give them till Tuesday, and at that time it will have been a week, and if they don't email me back by then I will call them. In addition they still never told us if our date is officially open.

What do you think? Would it be a deal breaker for you or would you just alter your reception? Has anyone ran into this with their own pastors?