My mom, sister and I took a trip to Cincinatti, OH to visit Reading’s Bridal Row. We met up with my soon-to-be mother in law (MIL) and sister in law (SIL).
Our goal: to get the wedding dress I was picturing in my head.
But, first… we had to eat, of course. I found this cute cafe down the street from Bridal Row.. Half Day Cafe. It was so delicious, reasonably priced and just adorable.
Now.. on to the main event.
If you’re unfamiliar with this Bridal Row thing… it is nuts!! It is a mile long strip of bridal store after bridal store. Everything from gown shoppes to photographers to coordinators to cake decorators. It was a tad bit overwhelming. But, I was too excited to be overwhelmed.
I made appointments at two stores, and then we popped into another in the middle because we had some extra time.
At the first store, Splendid Bridal, I tried on 6 dresses. I really liked one.. but it was displayed in a pearl grey color.. I couldn’t really picture what it would be like in ivory. I loved how it looked, but the fact that I couldn’t see exactly what it wouldn’t look like made me kind of nervous.
The ‘pop in’ appointment was a really cool store. The owner only had one of each dress, which she picked from sample sales from across the country. You could get a $3,000 Vera Wang for $600, but it would probably be 4 sizes too big. Unfortunately, I didn’t really find anything there that I liked.
The third and final shoppe, Wendy’s, was my fave. The store atmosphere was very welcoming and had kind of a vintage appeal (totally up my alley).
I tried on 9 dresses… which a total of 15 seems like a lot to me!!
BUT!! I FOUND THE DRESS!!!
It is perfect. Definitely has a vintage look to it…. It’s so ‘me’. I didn’t want to take it off.
And, if you are wondering… Yes, I was able to do all of my silly dance moves in the dress.
Can’t wait to wear it on May 24, 2014!!!