Meeting my dress in person for the first time was overwhelming, happy, sad, and exciting at the same time. Overwhelming because I had been waiting so long. Happy because I finally saw it in my own size. Sad because I had to leave it at the store. And exciting because well shit, I'm getting married!
Can you tell how ecstatic I am in that last photo?! Now comes the daunting task of having it altered. Because it is drastically too large in the waist. P.S. I clearly have to tone up those bulgy arms. Anyway, back to the alterations. Suzanne's Bridal recommends 4 fittings starting approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. First thing that's happening the bow has got to go.Sorry Bow, no hard feelings but you just don't fit into my design as ethic. Secondly the waist needs to be taken in. And then a very minute hemming needs to take place.
I advise all brides-to-be to keep alterations in mind and ask the sales staff about how much alterations run and how good the seamstress is. Suzanne (aka the owner of Suzanne's Bridal) is the seamstress and she charges very little compared to other bridal shops which makes my alterations a bit less of a headache.
How excited were you when you got your gown? Was it a flurry of mixed emotions or just sheer bliss? Share your "Meeting the Dress" story!