Yep you heard right and I haven’t even told you all about my first time when I went dress shopping because I thought I would write the wedding dress post a little bit later on into my wedding planning journey. Never have I imagined that wedding dress shopping would be so nerve wrecking, slightly soul destroying and not the dream experience I thought I would have, but more on that on a later post.
So let me tell you about my Dream Wedding Dress Nr. 1. I saw it about 2 years before Mr. C. and me where even engaged, but we did talk about getting married one day so I thought it wouldn’t harm if I have a bit of a browse in good old eBay right? What I didn’t expect was to find a dress 35 min drive away from me so beautiful but yet so different to what I thought I wanted it was quite the opposite. It was strapless ( I do have big boobs and I don’t like my top arms at all), it had a trail (never wanted something big and massive) and it had loads of bling around the bust and going into the lower part of the dress.
Despite all that I still went and tried it on, funny enough my mum was in town due to a course so I asked her if she wants to come with me to try it on. I was gutted when I couldn’t get the zip to close even though it was advertised as a size 18 (which turned out to be a US 18) that was my first experience about wedding dresses never ever being the size they advertise! My Mum told me although its a lovely dress I will find the right one suited for me and we can go wedding dress shopping when I am in Germany next. So I let it go but couldn’t really forget about it.
Then I got pregnant so kind of forgot about browsing the Internet and magazines for a while up until the day when Mr. C. went up that stage and propose to me. Two days after I had that ring on my finger and was back on english ground I emailed the seller because low and behold she still had the dress for sale two years on! I asked if she would accept £200 300£ below the asking price and despite hesitation first she agreed to it. So it has been hanging in my friends wardrobe ever since, I went to try it on about 2 month after MM was born and although it did fit me better I still couldn’t completely close the zip. Now that the Wedding is over I thought I add a pictures of the actual eBay dress on here this is the only image I could find where I am wearing it (btw I manage to sell it for £200 in the end so I didn’t make any loss in he insight due to to me loosing 7 kg before the wedding I could have fitted in the dress after all and I also should have listen to my mum in the first place who knew that it wasn’t the one but then which child ever listens to their mum right?):
And then I went to visit Germany and hear all about this amazing wedding dress shop my mum has found which had the perfect dress for me….so my mum my newly wedded cousin Nicola, Molly-May and me headed for “Honeymoon” that’s what the shop is called.
Despite being so set on my eBay dress I still tried on 8 dresses and even fallen in love with one of them (see below) it looked so very different to my first dress and it did really flatter my hourglass figure a lot so I could see why my mum thought it was ‘the’ dress:
So now I got a dilemma what to do, what to do??
Despite loving the second dress I was still undecided and wanted to head to some more shops in the UK to see what other dresses are out there. Don’t get me wrong I do love Dress Nr. 2 BUT I cant get rid of the feeling “What if?” and to avoid that question I want to try on a few more dresses and take it from there.