Yesterday was a glorious day in terms of wedding planning. My mom came up to Philadelphia for the day because she was picking up Jackson. She is taking him back down to Virginia for the next 5 days or so while fiancé and I are in Boston. No puppies allowed in our hotel up there – tear.
My mom and I decided to take advantage of her being up in Philly for the day and spend some time searching for a wedding dress for me!
I talked to some friends and decided we would start our search at Priscilla of Boston. I know some friends who got dresses there and my mom also got her dress from there as well! I knew it would be a great place to start.
Can you tell from these pictures I am slightly excited for this experience??
We walked in the doors and stepped into a sea of white.
My mom and I got straight to work going through dresses and picking out some things to try on. I had an idea of what I wanted and what I didn’t want, but I decided to have an open mind and try a little bit of everything on.
There were so many dresses to choose from. It was hard to pick what I wanted to try on.
My mom and our consultant helped me pick out 8 different dresses to try on. It was very surreal stepping into the dressing room to try on the gowns. It made the upcoming wedding way more real for me.
I kept an open mind trying on all the different dresses. I wanted to give everything a chance, but I sort of knew what I wanted. When I have an image of something in my head, it’s hard to get rid of it when I know its what I want – this was true in my wedding dress shopping experience as well.
I ended up falling in love with a gorgeous gown (not pictured anywhere here!). It is everything I pictured and knew I wanted from the start. It’s perfect – but I am having trouble committing. I only just started looking and I want to check out another store or two before I make my choice.
Any other ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ fans out there? I love when Randy says that its harder to commit to the dress than the man! It’s seriously so true!
Either way the one year before the wedding mark is approaching and I need to pick a dress. The word on the street is that it can take up to 9 months after you order the dress for you to actually get to see your dress, and then another month or two (or more!) for alterations.
It’s such a process! It freaks me out that I won’t be able to see the dress for another 9 months or so after ordering. That scares me a bit.
My mom and I have plans to do some more dress shopping again very soon. Any Philly readers have any other wedding dress shop suggestions I should check out? I honestly don’t even know where to go next.
After working up an appetite trying on dresses for over 2 hours, my mom and I were seriously hungry! Wedding dress shopping is hard work. There is nothing like feeling skinny while trying on wedding dresses and then going our for burgers, fries and shakes!
My mom had read my recent post on 500 degrees on the blog and on Uwishunu so she wanted to try it out for herself. We each got a burger, split some fries and I got a black & white shake (this bride needs her daily ice cream intake!)
Bridal gowns, burgers, fries, milk shakes and mom.
Did you know May is National Burger Month? Get out there and try a new burger joint!
Where is your favorite place to grab a burger and fries?