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The Search for the Dress!

  |  By Heather Kentner

Maggie Sottero's "Capri Marie"

I’m writing this blog two days before my wedding and by the time you are reading it, I will be married! So exciting! Anyways, now I can finally tell you about my dress.

I thought I knew exactly what I wanted… I spent months looking at online listings on craigslist and kijiji for a used wedding dress. I have no problems wearing a used dress and I thought it would be a great way to keep the cost down. When I saw this dress, it was exactly what I’d been looking for.

I called the lady who was selling the “Capri Marie” and made an appointment to come see the dress. I put on the dress, and… it looked okay, but not at all how I expected. Since I had convinced myself for months that this is the dress that I wanted, I bought it. It was only

$350 and I figured since it was a Maggie Sottero it would be easy to sell it again if I changed my mind. On the ride home, I kept worrying about how it looked on me. When I got home, I got my sister to take some pictures of me in the dress and then cried when I saw the pictures. It just wasn’t flattering on me at all! It looked great in the pictures, but awful on me.

I decided I was going to resell it and try again. Unfortunately, when I went to look at the tag, it wasn’t even a Maggie Sottero! It was a knockoff. I didn’t even think to check since the woman had advertised it as a Maggie Sottero. I realized it might be harder to resell the dress than I had originally thought and the woman refused to take it back.

Do not buy a wedding dress without trying on lots of dresses!!!  Your favorite dress in the pictures is not necessarily what is going to look good on you.

So, my mom took me shopping with my maid of honour Jennifer and my bridesmaid Sarah to find the perfect dress. We tried a few different stores and I tried on so many dresses. I was so relieved that all wedding dresses didn’t look terrible on me! It was at Jealous Bridesmaids that I found the perfect dress. It wasn’t what I had been looking for at all, but when I walked out of the fitting room, everyone went silent. We had a great experience shopping at Jealous Bridesmaids, the staff were so helpful and I never felt rushed. To celebrate our purchase, they brought out some champagne and we made a toast to finding the perfect dress.

{Toasting to the dress!}

This article was originally published on May 07, 2010

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