Newly engaged people, LISTEN UP! Especially those brides that are beginning their dress shopping journey. I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that if you do not like what you thought your dream wedding dress would be; IT'S O.K.!!!!
I see this issue consistently with brides, and since I have been helping brides for the last 16 (almost) years find the perfect wedding dress, it's more surprising to me if they do walk out with the dress that they have been envisioning. The fact is, that no matter how many online galleries you look at, or magazine articles you read entitled; Find the Perfect Wedding Dress Silhouette for your Body, you are not going to know what you like until you try it on YOUR body.
By all means try on what you are drawn to, but keep an open mind, especially if what you are trying on, just isn't giving you the "wow" that you thought it would. Instead of traveling 100 miles and trying on 250 of the same style dress (let's get real, there aren't that many different silhouettes, after that it's just the detail) maybe, just maybe, you need to step out of the box and try something completely different. If you do, and you fall in love, that's O.K.! I bet your fiance isn't necessarily the "type" of guy you thought you would be marrying either.
I can see the tension rise, and confusion set in when a bride gets a gown on that she loves, but it's so different from what she was looking for. It's almost as if she is being unfaithful to her dream. It's like she needs permission to change her mind.
So, right now, this moment, I give all brides out there my permission to veer from your original bridal gown vision, and just be in love with the gown that makes you feel the most special, and the most like a bride!
Store owner, Kelly has been in the bridal industry since 2000, when at the ripe old age of 20 she opened her first little store front on a wing and a prayer. She is a certified wedding planner (no, she does not plan weddings), and everything she knows about bridal and formal wear has come from, gut instinct, trial and error, and watching LOTS of What Not to Wear.