|Photo taken from Blue-17|
Let me start off by saying that I was a horrible picture taker this weekend. Blogging fail. Oh well. I did try on my first bridal gowns this weekend though and I loved it! My mom, my future mother-in-law, and I attended Brides Against Breast Cancer in Baltimore, MD. It’s a gown sale for those shopping on a budget and supports a great cause on top of it. All of the proceeds from gowns sold at the event go to cancer support programs from education to nutrition to therapy for both patients and their families. So, it definitely seemed like a win-win situation.
When you first walk in, there are a bunch of vendors with tables in true bridal show style. I entered the drawings, took my free Shakeology sample (so much more delicious than I had imagined it to be), and was taken over by the veil ladies.
Now onto the dresses....
|Photo taken from Green Bride Guide|
Here is a photo I stole online that shows exactly what it looked like. Tons of gowns. You hunt through them yourself. There weren’t a whole lot in size 0 or 2, but I did find a good handful I wanted to try on. In fact, there were two I tried on that were absolutely gorgeous and I almost left with one, but I just couldn’t bite the bullet in the end since it was the first ones I’d actually tried on. I did take a lot of pictures of those, but I can’t show you. ;) One of the girls working, Julie, helped me with the dresses and was so sweet and knowledgeable about the gowns. I was really impressed with how personal they made a makeshift dressing room with shower curtains feel.
In all honesty though, I was truly going just to try a few on and kind of get a feel for what sort of style I wanted. I definitely accomplished that goal and have a much more narrowed direction the next time I go hunting. Which I cannot wait for by the way.
Where did you buy your bridal gown? How many did you try on before making a decision?
Afterward my mother and I did some more shopping, at the mall this time, and met the fiance for a fantastic dinner and some drinks. Good times, good day.
If you have a previously worn gown that you do not know what to do with and would like to donate it to a good cause, or if you are looking to buy one yourself, check out Brides Against Breast Cancer. It was a great experience for me and I would definitely recommend it. I saw quite a few girls find "the dress" while I was there!