I am trying to go through my laptop and phone to clear out old photos since I have over 30,000 photos on my iphone -_- and I came across the photos of wedding dresses past that didn’t make the cut. It is funny because they are all super different styles and going into it, I had no clue what kind of dress I wanted. Seriously. For someone who had basically every other wedding detail planned out in her head, I was v under prepared. I thought it would be fun to show you what dresses I tried on and why I didn’t say “I do” to wearing them down the aisle. I actually hardly tried on any dresses. I found my dress after just a few and knew to stop there.
For reference, here are the dresses I actually did wear for my wedding. When I put on the Ines Di Santo, I knew it something special and I just loved how grand the train was. It was soooo bridal and just enough extra for me. But that sucker was huge and heavy and we tried to figured out a bustle situation to no avail. So, hello reception dress. I bought both of these dresses at The White Dress in Corona Del Mar.
- This was the closest runner up to the ones I actually bought. I was SO obsessed with the dress I might have even gotten teary eyed over it at one point. I felt so sophisticated and tiny lol but there was just something about it that wasn’t me. I wanted it for my reception dress but the off the shoulder shape made it hard to move my arms.
2. This little number was the first wedding dress I tried on in Seattle at Luly Yang like 3 days after I got engaged. I quickly learned that strapless doesn’t suit me nor do ruffles.
3. This is actually the Reem Acra wedding dress that Olivia Wilde wore for her wedding. So for some reason that made me feel cooler in it. But at the end of the day, I still felt like I was wearing a very expensive nightgown. Also, cap sleeves are not my friend either…
4. And here is my Ines Di Santo beauty when I tried it on at The White Dress. I mean, c’mon. She is next level. I truly felt so bridal in this and even though I wouldn’t consider myself a mermaid gown type of girl, the train and the detailed lace back had me completely sold.
5. And then here is my killer Pronovias reception dress. We obviously cute the train down so I could dance in it but the shape of this dress is just 🤯 It was hard for me to decide between the more sophisticated one up at the top or this one, but this was way more practical for a reception dress and the fabric was really moveable.
And just for an added bonus, here I am in my mom’s old wedding dress looking as 80’s as ever.