Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wedding Update: The Wedding Gown

Daughter (OK... I'll tell you... it's Angie) and I (and one of her bridesmaids) went bridal gown shopping last Saturday. Did you know you need an Appointment to shop for a wedding gown? And I can see why. It takes one or two people to get you into and out of the gown.

1) Unzip the gown bag
2) Unhook from the hanger
3) Lift out the gown (weighs at least 20 pounds - it seems anyway)
4) Unhook or unzip the dress
5) Find the opening in the bottom to slip over her head (through all the layers of tulle and netting - we had some funny moments with this when she got stuck a few times)
6) Slide over her head
7) Fasten the back
8) Clip together the excess fabric to make it look fit in the front (dresses are usually a couple sizes large so anyone can try them on)
9) Pickup the train so she can walk to the wall of mirrors to get a good look all the way around.
10) When she's done admiring it (oh, she looked so beautiful each time I wanted to cry)
11) Get the dress off of her
12) Get the dress back on the hanger and into the bag.

Whew! I was exhausted physically and emotionally after 3 hours of this.

She brought her scrapbook of pictures of dresses that she had been cutting out of magazines to give the shops an idea of what she was looking for. On Saturday she tried on a couple dozen dresses and came very close to finding what she wanted. She also went shopping on Sunday with her future MIL and SIL. And she found The Dress. She called me immediately because she didn't want me to be mad that she found the dress without me. I was happy as long as she was happy. We are going back tonight after work so she can show me the dress. I can hardly wait. She showed me a picture online but I forgot to get the link so I will post it as soon as I have it. Stayed tuned.

UPDATE: Here it is! Shhhh, I'm sworn to secrecy and I'm not supposed to share these pictures with anyone but I figure you all won't tell on me.

Description: Deep V-neckline gown with spaghetti straps. Swarovski crystal beading and Robison-Anton platinum embroidery accented at empire waistline and hemline. Back waist gathers to create the look of a full train.

Fabric: Taffeta

Color: Ivory


Rosario said...

That's one spectacularly beautiful dress!

Jennie said...

Gorgeous dress! :)

Alyssa said...

Wow, that dress is amazing! Just gorgeous.

Tara Marie said...

That dress is a stunner :)

Kate Diamond said...

Wow! Beautiful. And I'm so excited to see this post... because I just got engaged and I'm going wedding dress shopping tomorrow!

ReneeW said...

Everyone: Yes, very beautiful and even more so in person.

Kate: How fun! You will love it. Be sure to bring your scrap book with pictures of the dresses you like so they can dig through their inventory for you. It will save time. Otherwise it's just too overwhelming.

Kristie (J) said...

Ooooohhhh that's a beautiful dress!! I love the embroidery on it.

CindyS said...

Stunning!! I have obviously not been paying attention to wedding gown fashions cause I didn't know they had come so far. This and Holly's dress are simple, classic lines and sexy!


Giselle said...

That's gorgeous. You'll have to post a pic of her wearing it so we can all ohhh and ahhh :)

ReneeW said...

Thanks Ladies :) I'll post pictures after the wedding (next July :)

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