Well, I’ve found another dress designer who’s after my heart! Unfortunately, she’s couture, which means her gowns are ridiculously, menacingly out of my poor little dress budget’s reach…but that doesn’t mean I can’t ooh and aah and try to find a knock-off, right?!
Ladies, meet the gowns of Romona Keveza. Ramona, meet Little Miss Wedding Planner’s blog world!
So lovely, so simple, yet so luxurious and elegant. I love all of these designs, but I especially love love love the one on the bottom right. GORGEOUS.
However lovely, this post actually isn’t about Ramona’s dresses. This post is about who to take gown shopping and why.
I have always been one of those people who, when picking an important outfit or dress, have been able to try something on and know it was the one. First business suit? Bang, I knew it as soon as I put it on. Prom dress? Bang, I knew it as soon as I put it on. Bridesmaid Dress for my cousin’s wedding? Same thing. I have no doubts that it will be the same thing for my wedding gown—as soon as I put it on, I’ll know.
I am lucky. I have a loving and supportive family and a group of intelligent, wonderful, and supportive women as my friends. I want to experience dress shopping with all of them—ideally, a trip with my mother, my mother-in-law, and my sister, and another trip with my go-to-gals (aka bridesmaids). What’s a girl to do? I’m afraid that if I go with my friends first, I will find a dress I love and then my mom will lose out on that experience. At the same time, if I don’t go with my friends and I find a dress with my mom instead, they’ll lose out on the experience too. A simple solution would be to take them all at once, but that’s too many people and I know I would get too overwhelmed with that—I’m not the best high-stress shopper, anyway. And at the end of it all, this whole thing could be moot anyway—maybe I won’t find a dress right away, regardless!
So, kids, enlighten me: what was your dress shopping experience like? Who did you take and why? Advice, please!