Friday, September 21, 2007

Finding "The One"

Guess what? I found the dress!

Yeah, I know this blog is supposed to be focused on all things writerly... but I couldn't resist sharing with y'all. And anyway, what could be more romantic than a wedding dress? (Certainly not the sad state of my revisions...)

I'm including some pictures of the "almost rans" in my post. If you want to see the real deal, leave me a comment and I'll email it to you.

This is what I've discovered about shopping for important apparel. The correct method includes the following:

(1) Gather together a clique of delightful female relatives (it helps if one of your relatives is an incredibly stylish salon owner).

(2) Have dinner beforehand at a cute bistro.

(3) Make sure that dinner includes wine. Get slightly snockered.

(4) Don't wear hideous granny panties while you're trying on dresses (the lines, I've discovered, are very unflattering).

(5) Try on the veil, even if you think you'll hate it...
(6) ... but stick to your conviction that tiaras are definitely not "you."

(7) Revel in satisfaction that the dress you first saw in the magazine really is the one you wanted after all.

(8) Approach with a sense of humor. It is entirely possible that you will get stuck in a dress. It is entirely possible that total strangers will have to pull you free. And at least one of the dresses will make you feel like an organza-covered hippo. Apparently someone out there craves that look. Go figure.

Ultimately, I spent one two-hour trip and found the dress. It was faily hassle-free, and I really enjoyed spending time with my mother and aunts. Knock on wood--I'm sure the insanity's just a few short months away...

13 comments:

Hallie said...

Want to see the dress!!!!

Theresa said...

I NEED TO SEE THE DRESS. EMAIL PLEASE. ALSO CALL. LEAVING WORK NOW. OFF FOR 36 WHOLE HRS. PLEASE CALL. YAY!

Ladytink_534 said...

Love the second dress. It's gorgeous!

Kate Diamond said...

I loved the second dress, too. The buttons were fabulous. And they have it in tea-length, for anyone that's putting together a more casual wedding!

Anneliese Kelly said...

You had BETTER send me a picture.

I'm so tempted to post wedding pics f my own :)

Kate Diamond said...

You should! They are adorable.

Jaime said...

pictures. now!

Holly said...

I want to see the dress, too!

That second pic? I tried it on, too. I liked it, but I'm much happier with the dress I bought. :)

EMAIL PICS!

Tara said...

I'm dying to see the dress. You're gorgous, Kate -- can't wait to see the real thing in person. :)

Mel said...

I love the second one on you and I want to know what dress topped it.

Lillian Feisty said...

Ohhhh! So pretty! Thanks for sharing the pics!

I'm looking for a dress, too. But it's for the vampire thme ball at the RT convention. I need one I can splatter blood over. Not real blood, though.

Anyhoo, sounds like you're having fun!

Samara Leigh said...

What an exciting time. Glad to hear your search went so well. And that you turned it into a memorable event for other members of your family.

Devon said...

You look great in the also-rans, so I imagine you look amazing in THE ONE.