Shopping for “The Dress” – Part 2

Party Dress Express always has something exciting going on and I’ve been frequently checking their site to ensure I don’t miss an event! Here are some recent offerings; In honor of Mother’s Day all mother’s dresses were 20% off throughout the month of May. They had two fantastic trunk shows; Allure Bridal and Stella York – which I attended and fell in love with two dresses! And their most recent event was the Bridal Mystery sale – all in stock dresses 20% – 50%. Amazing! Bad news is given my small stature I most likely will need to order my dress once I find it. Nonetheless, I made another visit to Party Dress Express during the sale and – wouldn’t you know it – I fell in love with two more dresses. I’ll tell you, this whole dress thing is turning out to be harder than expected. There are so many beautiful dresses to choose from like these two below.

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Featured Dresses: Casablanca 2155, Maggie Sottero Hazel. Visit Party Dress Express to shop All Casablanca Bridal Dresses and All Maggie Sottero Bridal Dresses.

Shopping for “The Dress”

After the wedding date and venue are set, it’s real. You immediately begin visualizing your wedding day. You imagine your family and friends gathered together, dream of your color palette and décor and envision yourself being twirled around on the dance floor in the most beautiful of gowns. That’s when most brides including myself begin the hunt for “the dress”.

What a fun, exciting part of wedding planning; a day(s) of shopping for the most exquisite (and expensive) dress you will ever wear. No pressure right? To be quite honest I wasn’t sure what to expect. People say “you’ll know you’ve found the one” but I wasn’t sure what that meant, or what that was supposed to feel like. I’ve been a witness to friends who’ve found the dress and each time different – excitement, tears or simply a great price. How would I know?

Like most mothers, mine was eager to start wedding dress shopping with her daughter. So I started making a few appointments at local bridal shops. Some were mom and pop shops, others bigger chain department stores. At my first few appointments I was picky, there were a lot of dresses that just didn’t interest me. I knew what I wanted; lace, straps, low back, a little bling but not over the top and something in a sheath fit. Was that too many requirements? Sometimes I felt that way but other times I thought I just haven’t found the one. So I took a different approach, I searched for “the dress” online which in turn would hopefully lead me to the right shop. By doing my research I was introduced to all the bridal designers and their unique styles. I felt more confident that “the dress” was out there and more knowledgeable as to wear to find it. {Be sure to pop over to MA Wedding Guide as I shared some of my helpful tips on shopping for your wedding dress.}

There are so many stunning dresses available but I was able to narrow down some styles by some of these brilliant designers; Allure, Casablanca, Stella York, Maggie Sottero. My google search on these dresses led me to Party Dress Express Bridal Shop. The best part is they were hosting an Allure Trunk Show and the following weekend a Stella York trunk show. Now I was excited, made my appointments and off I went. Here were two dresses I fell in love with at each show. What do you think, could one of these be “the dress”?

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Photos Courtesy of Party Dress Express.