It’s been a while since I’ve posted about my wedding plans. To be honest I’ve not really done much in terms of planning, I’ve been really slack and massively need to pull my finger out!
Since we got engaged I’ve had the perfect wedding dress in my head. It’s completely different to what I wanted 10 years ago which was a strapless, boned, layered princess style dress.
My vision couldn’t be further from that now. Now I want simple, vintage and comfortable. I say simple but I don’t mean plain. I envisage lace; a lot of lace. To some that may be far from simple but I just don’t want bling. I don’t want gems or sparkles. I don’t want bows or frills.
I want a sweetheart or v-neck neckline. I’d love cap sleeves. I don’t want any boning, I hate being able to feel my clothes on me and the most important day of our love life should be no exception to that. I don’t want layers, I want to be able to walk without kicking 5 layers of netting with every step.
A slight fishtail would be beautiful although a fluid style is just my dream. In terms of the edging I’m in love with scalloped. I’d never thought of it before but I have to say it’s stunning!
Colour wise I don’t want white, I want something slightly softer like ivory; and I’d love some pearl detailing.
I know it sounds fussy and demanding but all I want is to be comfortable. I don’t want to be tied into my dress or worried I’ll pass out. I want to be able to bend down to pick up Jasper and Rhys when they run across the dance floor to join us on our first dance.
I have tried on a few, I’ve been to 3 bridal boutiques with my mum and then one with three of my bridesmaids. I’ve managed to find two that are really close to what I want but both have things that I’d like to change. One is in Hannah Elizabeth in Botley and is by Lusan Mandongus. It’s fluid, comfortable, lace and scalloped. The only downside was the plunge neckline … and perhaps the price tag!
The other dress was in Anya Bridal in Wickham and was the perfect style except I could feel the dress. It wasn’t fluid and I just wasn’t 100% with it.
I’ve been looking at second hand dresses on pre-loved sites too; I won’t be keeping my dress after so I don’t have any problem with buying one that’s not brand new.
I’ve also had a search on eBay as there are loads of companies in China that make the designer style dresses for around £80 – I just don’t know if I can take the risk!
I know I can find the perfect dress and as I have a pretty good idea of what I want I’m sure it won’t take long! I have another appointment at Hannah Elizabeth to try on some more Lusan Mandongus dresses so fingers crossed!
How easy was it for you to find ‘the one’?
Thanks for reading xx