May 29, 201209:01 AMMy Wedding Story
The Journey From Engagement To The Aisle
After the second dress-shopping venture, I went to two more shops. I only tried on a couple in each place and at the last shop, I was able to try on one of the two contenders from the previous Saturday in my size. That makes such a big difference! I loved it and the search was over. This was the dress mom fell in love with the week before and it didn’t hurt that Grandma was along for this trip and said I looked like a Barbie doll in it.
Dress Shopping Tips:
- Try on every style imaginable—the one I chose is not the style I originally thought would suit me best — besides, it’s fun.
- Shop around, even once you’ve found your dress. Many stores can order the same dress and there are big differences in pricing, especially for alterations.
- Take your grandma — make a special day even more special.
With the dress selection out of the way, I was ready to tackle another big project: the registry. This was the subject of many, animated discussions with Aaron. We have already combined two households, so we don’t need a lot of the items found on the typical young couple’s registry. However, I couldn’t agree with his assertion that we didn’t need to register for any dishes, glassware or flatware. In that case, what would we register for?
We eventually decided on Fiestaware. Anyone registering for Fiesta should do some research before actually going to register. There are so many different pieces and the company has contracts with different stores to carry different pieces, so you may not be able to register for everything in one place. We chose glassware online ahead of time but wanted to see and feel the flatware, so we chose it in store.
Two big checkmarks in two days! I might take a break for a minute.