Thursday, May 5th 2011, Kleinfeld Manhattan: Dress shopping
Today I went to Kleinfeld with one of my bridesmaids, Dee Dee. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be easy to find anything in my price range there since they have all designer dresses. My dress consultant advised me that since my wedding is only 3 months away I was only able to get a sample gown that was mine to take home the same day. Oh boy… I was really worried that now my options would be really limited. I showed her my pictures of what kind of dress I was looking for and she found two dresses for me to try on.
She put me in this cute corsette and gave me an underskirt to make my dress more “poofy”, and there I was holding my eyes closed while she strapped me into my first dress. It was very “pretty” had a nice setup in the chest area, was strapless and emphasized my curves nicely. I came out of the room and Dee Dee and I were excited, but it wasn’t quite it yet. So here came the second dress. Easier to put on with a zipper and it had straps, it was very “sparkly”, but wasn’t quite loving it yet. Now I was worried. I saw cameras following a girl in this really pretty, silky A-line gown and I was worried that maybe I had picked the wrong style. Anxiously I was waiting for the consultant to find another dress for me to try on and as she brought the next dress in, it looked like it may be just like the other two, but she said that this dress was very similar to one of the ones I had on my paper.
Beautiful… strapless, sweetheart, a little bling (in the right light), accentuates my waist and is big on the bottom with lace and a little bit of bling on the bottom. This was it. It didn’t quite hit me right away. I stepped out of the room, walked a little bit and it turned out to be a perfect dress for a fairytale wedding. Dee Dee and I were still able to hold our composure until they took us to the big mirror in the center of the store. Then it got harder to hold the tears. They added a bouquet… eyes started watering for both of us, they added this gorgeous tiara (Swarovski “princess” so you can imagine the sparkles)… Dee Dee was done now (tears were shed), then the veil and a view of my profile… love it. The perfect dress!
Then before we left the spot, came the question: “Are you saying yes to the dress?” That was it I was done. Lol It was the most amazing experience I could have ever imagined. I can’t wait to put on my dress again and walk down the aisle.
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