Monday, January 18, 2010

Got my dress & hair piece!

On Saturday my mom & sister came down to go dress shopping. I was very nervous! I was worried the sales girl I got would be pushy and laugh at me when I told her my price range (Um, LOW!) But it went well. They had plenty of dresses in my price range. My dress fits me like a glove! It hides what I want it to hide, and shows off what it should! It made me look really skinny, always a plus! It's actually a 2009 dress, so they let me buy the sample dress right off the floor (in the exact size & color I was going to order!) for $150 less. The dress was in good shape, and the $150 discount will help cover the cost of alterations! Sounds like a good deal to me! ;)

The front of my dress

...and the back

I tried on a veil with the dress when we were in the store. It was "too much" considering the dress has a train and is more formal than I thought I would buy. It is a beach wedding after all! So I'm not wearing a veil. I'm wearing my hair up with a hair piece. So, I made my first Etsy purchase today! The bridal shops were asking $100-300 for a flipping hair piece! No way! So I found a very cute one on Etsy for $28 plus $6 shipping! I hope it turns out good! Here's the seller's pictures of it...

Now I am on the hunt for flat shoes that are actually cute! Most of the flat shoes I've found are UGLY!

6 comments:

Jenni said...

ohhh its so lovely!!!!!! You are going to be such a beautiful bride!!!!
If I may suggest something for shoes. Find a basic pair of little white flats and then go shopping for vintage brooches or earrings! Find a set that matches and pin those onto the front of your shoes over the toe for a little glitz! (And a little "Something Old")

Dani said...

Ah! I thought about the brooch idea, but I wasn't sure I could get two the matched exactly and that would be small enough---but the earring idea is perfect!! :) Thanks!

Nicole said...

YAY! your dress is stunning! I love it =D

~Dawn~ said...

How exciting!! Yay for you.. Hope you took some pics. Did you cry at all? I so wish I could post a picture of my dress but I'm so afraid that he'll see it! Good Luck with all of your planning.. this is an exciting time.

Whitney said...

Dani, the dress and the hairpiece are beautiful! I love them. You are going to look fantastic!

My sister had a beach wedding and she wore cork wedges. They looked stunning. You could also buy the flip flops that simprint Bride into the sand, they also have Groom ones... :)

Christina said...

I love the dress!
Everything that I've bought from Esty stores have been perfect so I'm sure your hair piece will be great too!