As discussed previously in Pt II, my MOH came to the rescue and sat up on the phone with me whilst I cried out my many frustrations with shopping for a wedding gown. She addressed my three main issues in blunt fashion, so I will do the same for you:
Problem #1: I have an hourglass shape. You would think this would not be a problem, but think again. It means that every single dress in existence looks "okay." Thus narrowing my options... by nothing.
Problem #2: I didn't really want the simple gown I kept telling everyone. I wanted something "dramatic" without being covered in beads and flowers.
Problem #3: I really had no inspiration.
So we sat down and tackled all these problems and came up with a portfolio, so to speak, of inspiration. So that, just like before with colors, I don't mess it up by using the wrong words. This is what we came up with:
Did you sense a running theme of Maggie Sottero? If you did you got that right! This quest for inspiration led to finding the best piece ever...
The funniest part of all, is that I *thought* I didn't even want lace. Turns out, I wanted LOTS of Lace! I tried this dress on at both Azteca here in Phoenix with the FSIL, and at Bride Beautiful in Atlanta with my Mom. Each time it was perfection. Even my mother who hated the idea of a champagne gown, absolutely loved it. Unfortunately both Azteca and Bride Beautiful don't allow photos until you've purchased the gown- so you don't get to cry like my mom did. This is how I picture myself in The Dress...
But now comes the hard part of being a budget-diva Bride... finding this at sample sale prices.... stay tuned for "Found the Dress- Find the the Price."