July 15, 2022

Wedding Dress Shopping





 Hi Guys!

Happy Friday! I wanted to share a little bit about my experience going wedding dress shopping! First of all, I said Yes to the dress! It is my absolute dream dress and everything I could ever want in a dress. I will not be sharing any details about the dress and only a few close people know which dress I selected. Everyone else in my life, including you guys will just have to be surprised on my wedding day and when I finally get around to sharing a post about the dress after we get married. Anyways, we went dress shopping in Atlanta with my mom and sister. My future mother in law and sister in law were also supposed to attend but unfortunately neither of them were feeling very well and were unable to attend. We did FaceTime with them during the whole process of trying on dresses though so we definitely made sure to include them as I am very close with both of them! 

We started off the morning by getting breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit Company and if you've never eaten there then I highly recommend it! We had two different appointments at two different bridal stores. The first one was at BHLDN which is the bridal company that is owned by Anthropologie. Their dresses are very boho which is not my typical style but I had picked out a dress like 3 years ago and I fell in love with it. It was like this pink/ivory color and it was this flowy tulle fabric with beading and it also sparkled which I loved. But that was all online. When I finally got to see it in person, I didn't love the dress but I still felt like I should get it because I had picked it out forever ago and I basically themed our entire wedding around this dress. I tried on a few more dresses at this store just to make sure I didn't fall in love with anything else once it was actually on but everything was pretty much a dud. 

The second appointment was at Bridals by Lori, which is where they film Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. The main reason why I wanted to go here was because they sell the Disney Wedding Dress collection, which is primarily what I tired on. I tried on a couple other designers at this store as well based on preferences that I shared with my stylist and she was able to pull a few more dresses for me to try on. When we were pulling dresses, the second dress they showed me was actually the dress I ended up getting and when they showed it to me, I instantly knew it was the one. At that point I didn't really care about trying on any other dresses but I still wanted to stay open minded because you never know. I also want to say that wow are wedding dresses expensive! So my only advice is keep an open mind and try on more than one dress, but in reality when you know, you know! The only details I am going to be sharing about the dress is that it is strapless, which is my favorite kind of dress to wear when it comes to formal dresses. The dress is a similar style to my senior year prom dress, which was a ball gown with a corset style bodice. 

I also was never planning on wearing a veil for my wedding day because I just kind of feel like they are old fashioned and I just don't like how they cover like your whole back. However, when we were at both stores everyone tried really hard for me to say yes to a veil but I kept saying no. It wasn't until the very last veil that they pulled out that I finally said yes. It went perfectly with the dress and now I just have to figure out how I want to style my hair for the day! 

Once we finished ordering the dress and veil we ended up having lunch at an Italian restaurant that is located right next to Bridals by Lori. The three of us shared a pepperoni pizza and a Caesar salad. It was a very tasty lunch and of course since I was wearing white I got marinara sauce on my dress. I swear that happens a lot whenever people wear white. 

Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Steph

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