However, I realized that I knew NOTHING about wedding dress shopping. Watching Say Yes To The Dress is NOT realistic! Here is what I learned.
I am not picky so I wasn't DYING to try on specific dress, but on TV they always have the dress that they are looking for. My consultant kept saying "we don't have that one in your size" or "we don't have any in stock". I guess I figured they had some huge room in the back with every dress!
2. Dress fittings are THE ABSOLUTE WORST!
So no one told me that my first dress fitting would mean standing still for an hour and a half without moving! I only needed my dress hemmed and the neckline taken in. Imagine if I had needed other alterations. To add to the misery, I had to wear my shoes for the wedding which were brand new... aka not broken in! My feet were in so much pain.
How in the world am I suppose to know what those are! It looks so complicated. I need 8 bustle hooks on my dress. For those of you who don't know what that means, they are hooks to get your train up off of the ground during the reception.
Just because it says "hemming starts at $75" does not mean they will charge you $75. I think my hemming cost me $150. Make sure you budget for what alterations will cost.
5. You won't want to take the dress off
My seamstress had to ask if she could take the dress off of me after I wouldn't stop spinning and twirling around!
So without further ado, here is me in my dress at my fitting!