One day i traveled through up to Kleinfelds in New York to
SAY YES TO THE DRESS!
At 6:45a.m i woke up feeling exhausted but as the day continued my emotions took a lot of crazy turns- i dont think i have ever had so many different emotions in one day...
on the way to NYC *eek i cant wait!*
Standing outside of Kleinfelds
waiting in the lobby it looked a lot smaller than i imagined. My consultant came up to me & had me introduce myself & my "entourage." We then moved to a room where i told her kind of what i was looking for. She then took me out into the main area and had me start pulling dresses
Uh i just told you what i wanted isnt this your job?? #overwhelmed
I let her grab a few and take me back to the room. We started pulling the first dress on & before it got halfway up i started shaking my head & pulled it off. Introducing meltdown number 1...
Why the tears? I really had no idea. I just knew none of the dresses hanging across from me were right. She wasnt really seeing my vision. Onto the next...this one actually made it onto my body. progress?! no. My consultant insisted i show my lovely lace dress off to the rest of my family in the waiting room since my tears had delayed us a bit. Did you wanna see what the dress looked like?
this, THIS is what my dress looked like that my consultant insisted i walk out into a crowded room in. I use the bride of frankenstein because that is exactly who i told my consultant i looked like. Her face was priceless as she told me no other bride has uttered those words but i felt honesty was truly the best policy if we were gonna move forward in this appointment. Seeing a picture of her now i think i was a little off but it was lace and long sleeved and heavy, very heavy. It was then when i started to realize that lace was not what i wanted...because it looked like something someone dug out of an old chest...along with all the other dresses hanging. Anyway at this point I am stepping on a pedestal for all of Kleinfelds to look at me...and they were...and i had a face like this. No but really...
obviously not happy right? It was pretty evident. However, everyone began to tell me how good i looked...uh. My consultant told me to turn and look in the mirror but i couldnt....introducing meltdown number 2.
Except it wasnt really a huge meltdown. I just covered my face and started crying...on the pedestal...in front of everyone because i brought liars. I did not look pretty. I looked far from it. The bride of Frankenstein is not how i invisioned myself. Except in their defense they were so nice & great to bring along bc they were huge ego boosts but i knew what i looked like....(see bride of frankenstein image above..) Time to go back to the room and regroup. Mom was super helpful right about then and kinda spoke up for me and had them clear the room with all the dresses that no one in their right mind should ever choose for their wedding day and i was feeling a little better. No more lace. I dont know why the experience was so overwhelming...prob bc i had never tried on dresses before and there were far too many dresses and my consultant was picking wrong. probably bc i told her i wanted lace...so really right but now wrong. I wish i could say that the new dresses gave me hope but that in fact would be lying. Mom encouraged me to give them a shot anyone. My consultant pointed to one and insisted i try it on. I looked at the material hanging lifelessly from the hanger and decided to appease this woman. I was not gonna find my dress here. I pulled the satin material up and about died. A huge smile came across my face. Just like with my man when i knew i knew. No second guessing or looking at anything else.
I felt like a bride and looked so dang good. I guess i can say that because i only get one wedding dress and one feeling like this. And although it was only the second dress i put on it was the one. I was so excited to go out and show it off. I stood on the pedestal and could not stop looking at myself in the mirror. Vain? just a little...
This family went crazy. They loved it & so did i.
I put on a veil and headpiece and knew it was perfect. My aunt suggested i put on another to make sure it was the one since it was only the second dress so i went back & took it off....and then put it right back on. I felt stunning and had to have it on so i said yes to the dress! It was very form fitting and beautiful and based off of what i showed Lyle i knew he would love it. I actually showed an image of his favorite dress i showed him beforehand because i wanted one just like it. Then i went into the room while they took my measurements (after vainly staring at myself for 20 mins) and in walked Vera from Say Yes to the Dress. You know the old woman who comes in for all the alterations whose a little scary?
I got all nervous thinking she was gonna insult me but she told me the dress was beautiful and my mom said you probably say that 100 times a day and she laughed and said "yes but only if i mean it" which is very accurate because ive seen her tell people otherwise. Then we paid for the maggie sottero beauty which came in under budget btw.. ;). I am one happy girl and cant wait to show off my beautiful dress come September! Heres a sneak peak- one in which i showed lyle. hehe. Guess you'll have to wait & see!
xoxo CAIT xoxo