I said YAS to the dress! I recently flew to NYC to search for the wedding dress of my dreams, and after going to two stores and trying on 6 dresses, I FOUND THE ONE! I was pretty nervous going into the process because I knew there was a chance I wasn’t going to find the one, but at the same time I was pretty determined I’d find it since my mom flew in to the city to go with me, 3 of my bridesmaids, my grandmother & my aunt! First we went to Kleinfeld – YES, the one with the show “Say Yes to the Dress”. I have to say I was a little nervous & anxious walking into this store (I cried the second I walked in & saw my friends), just because of the mix of emotions! I was excited, nervous, and everything just really hit me all at once. Luckily, I knew exactly what type and style of dress I wanted, so that made the process somewhat easier. I didn’t even try on anything else but exactly the type I was looking for, so I was pretty confident in my dress choice! I tried on a few at Kleinfeld, and found one that I really loved. My friends & mom agreed that this could be the one, but we had a second appointment at a smaller designer called Pronovias in the afternoon, so we put the dress on hold and told the consultants we would be back. In all honesty, I did not think I would find the dress at the second appointment – I think I just assumed that since Kleinfeld offers so many designers, styles, silhouettes, etc., that I would definitely find it there. But BOY was I wrong!
We went to the second appointment where my grammy & aunt joined us all. I only tried on two dresses here – the first was STUNNING – exactly what I wanted and encompassed all of the factors I was looking for when selecting a dress. But it was SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. due to the boning and corset underlining. I tried to talk myself into being okay with the discomfort, but I quickly talked myself out knowing that I’d want to be comfortable on my wedding day. I looked at the consultant and said -“Do you have anything that looks juuussst like this but isn’t so uncomfortable?!” He went in the back and looked to see what he could find. When he came out – I immediately fell in love. And when I tried it on, I also immediately had that wow moment where I just knew that this was the one. Everything about it was perfect and checked off all the boxes – AND IT WAS SO COMFORTABLE! I said out loud “I’m saying yes to the dress” in tears, even though we weren’t at Kleinfeld anymore (lol). I felt a little guilty about not going back to Kleinfeld, but then I reminded myself THIS IS YOUR DAY, YOUR dress. That’s all the matters. We celebrated with some champagne and took pictures in the dress (which I obviously can’t share 😉 ) but I CAN’T WAIT for my first fitting in February and to wear it on the big day in May. The next day I had a Bridal Shower that was SO special, magical and just perfect thrown by my family and bridesmaids. At first I thought our engagement party was the best weekend of my life, but then this came close to that – so I can only imagine what’s in store for the actual wedding weekend!