Tag Archive: Wedding Dress

Hey y’all!

This past weekend sweet BRS came to Fort Worth for my formal and we were also able to celebrate 6 months of engagement! It’s been a crazy ride so far but so much fun.

And I still just adore this sparkler which adorns my left hand! (Maybe a post about my bling is in our future?)

Right now we’re looking at another 8 ½ months until W-Day. I just know that it is going to fly by! BRS has said that the planning has to be put on hold for these next two weeks as I finish up finals but my gears are always turning and I can’t quit my bridal-blog-reading addiction! I’m feeling pretty content with our planning progress up to this point so a little break from the big decisions has been nice.

Here are just some of the bigger tasks we’ve checked off our list so far:

  • Found my bridal gown (Remember I’m a traditional gal so I’m keeping it a secret until our big day! But here are some pretty gowns I’ve tried on!)

  • Asked members of our bridal party (cutesy DIY ideas here and here!)

  • Won FREE invitations from Paperfinger
  • Picked out, ordered and received bridesmaids’ dresses (post to come!)
  • Booked DJ (post to come!)
  • Attended 2 of the 8 weddings on our calendar (Wedding #2 coming soon)

I will be traveling home to Kansas City this next month and in that time BRS and I are prepared to tackle some more wedding tasks we have on our list:

Here are a few on our list:

  • Schedule and have our first pre-marital counseling session
  • Begin the search for Groom’s/Groomsmen attire…a post on this great debate is to come! :)
  • Finalize our guest list
  • Begin registries
  • Start our search for Save the Dates

Friends and family, do y’all have any suggestions on must-have registry items for BRS and I?  Which stores have the best registry systems? I’m thinking a post on our registry adventures is in store here in the next month or so…I can just imagine how much fun BRS will have with that scanner in his hand!

Leave a comment and let me know!

-M.T.R.

The most common question I have been asked throughout this planning process (mostly by girls…fancy that!) is about if I have found “The Dress” yet.  And I have to say, for me this has been one of the most fun parts of the planning so far…maybe because it was such a girly task!

There are so many different fabrics, colors, designs, details, and styles to choose from.  Going into the process I knew some characteristics I was looking for but I did my best to keep an open mind.  To me, less is more, so I knew I wanted simplicity.

Here are some inspiration photos I gathered prior to shopping and took along with me to show my consultants. (For more of my wedding dress inspiration photos, see my Pinterest board titled, “The Dress”)

Ethel by Vera Wang
Faille by Amsale
Lazaro Style 3018
Watters Bridal

Over Christmas break I set up an appointment for my mom, aunt and I to visit The Gown Gallery in downtown Kansas City.  (My aunt has two sons so this was her only opportunity to participate in this kind of outing.)  Before we headed to The Gown Gallery’s cute urban loft and a couple days prior to my appointment, I went out with one of my bridesmaids to David’s Bridal.

I did not expect to find my gown here, but I wanted an opportunity to go to a place where I could see the dresses on the racks and try on a lot of different things to narrow down which styles worked best on my figure, whether ivory or a true white was best with my skin tone, etc.  I didn’t want to waste time trying on things that wouldn’t work in my actual appointment!

Here is one gown, though, that I LOVED from Vera Wang’s White Collection at David’s Bridal:

   

Look at all of the beautiful organza! (Was also shocked by the great price of $1248!)

Taking a trip like this just to narrow down the style I was looking for was the best advice! (Thanks goes to my future sister-in-law, BRS’ sister, for that tip!)  It made my appointment at The Gown Gallery much more enjoyable not having to put gowns in the “Absolutely-Not” category!

On the morning of our appointment downtown, my poor sweet mama woke up with the flu!  We both shed some tears and contemplated changing our appointment date but she insisted that my aunt still take me.  We made sure we snatched several pictures to take home to show our finds and upon leaving my appointment I set up another one for a few days later when my mom could then join me.

Here are some of my favorites from this trip:

Lazaro 3110

Lazaro 3110 Back

Forgot to get the info on this strapless, ball gown beauty!

So fun!  The best part of the day?  Trying on and finding THE Dress!  Believe it or not, y’all, your heart really does race and you know when it’s the one! (Silly as it sounds, almost like when you know your beau is THE One!)

Hate to disappoint y’all but I will not be posting any pictures of my dress here on the blog…1. It’s still in Barcelona being made-I’ll get it in July! and 2. I’m a sucker for tradition and can’t let BRS get a glimpse before our wedding day! Let’s just say I’m pullin’ a Kate Middleton and keepin’ this detail a secret! :)

-M.T.R.