August 20, 2011

The dress that made it to the altar

Blog Guest (Topic:My Wedding Dress)

When my husband and I got engaged, my mind immediately started thinking about our wedding day. The thing that excited me most was the thought of me wearing a poofy, white, princess gown often seen in wedding magazines.

About eight months after our engagement, hubby and I signed up for a bridal package which included a photo shoot, photo albums, wedding/evening gown rental etc. Getting my own wedding dress wasn't a priority cos I could only wear it once.

Three months before our big day, hubby and I went for our first fitting. I spent more than an hour trying on dresses before I  found one that I liked. It was a strapless, poofy, wedding gown that had beadings and lace embelishments on the bodice. It wasn’t exactly my dream dress but it was close to the one I envisioned in my head.

When I showed it to hubby, he said it didn't look special. I was a bit shattered. Since I wasn’t 100% happy with the dress (thanks to hubby's comment), I asked the shop assistant to bring in more dresses for me to try on. One of them caught my attention. It was an off-white, halter-neck gown which had embroidery and beadings on the bodice and hemline of the skirt. I had mixed feelings about this one but hubby and the shop assistant said it was lovely and way classier than the strapless number I tried on earlier. Well, I did like the details on the bodice and hemline but I wasn’t crazy about the neckline.

I couldn't make up my mind so I tried on a few more dresses in all sorts of styles. I kept going back to the strapless designs but none of them caught my fancy. In the end, hubby and the shop assistant managed to convince me that the halter-neck gown was the perfect choice.

I still didn't like it as much as I should but I started to agree with them. I don’t know what got into me. I guess I was tired of trying on all the wrong dresses. And so the decision was made.
That's how I ended up getting married in this gown.

I didn't find my dream wedding dress but at least I married the man of my dreams. There’s so much more to a wedding than a gorgeous dress right?

My advice to future brides: 1) When it comes to your wedding dress, always trust your own taste and listen to that little voice in your head (that's what I should've done), 2) Make up your mind on the look you want and try your best to get it 3) Look and feel as gorgeous as you are on your wedding day!


StellaClaire-Richard said...

Betul ko punya advice tu.. Mesti trust ur heart ba kan klu mau pilih baju ni.. Btw, cantik ba tu wedding dress ko tu... Nice and classic. :)

CathJ said...

Ya I agree with your advice too... wear what we like... its our day.. I remember my time.. I think I didn't try too many dress... I just can't remember I am trying for many white dress... but I try a lot dress for photoshoot la hahahaha..

Psst.. can you add the link code underneath your post? you have to paste it under html.. baru nampak tu when you publish. (The code take from 'get the code').. Thanks for joining Liz.. ^_^

Isabel said...

I didn't get my dream wedding gown as well but the one I wore on my wedding was close to what I pictured it to be. So it's ok to me. But, yours is still gorgeous, trust me!:)

Lizeewong said...

Ya..kalau nda menyesal...^__^ Thanks Stella :) was fun trying on the dresses kan. I loved every moment of it :) Btw, I've added the link in my post. Does it work now?

It's a pleasure joining your segment :)

Isabel- I saw a glimpse of your wedding dress in your blog header a while ago. It's gorgeous! strapless kan? :)

chegu carol said...

Liz, i still think u look awesome in the dress Liz! And yes, follow our heart when choosing the 'it' dress. My dress tu si Alvin wasnt really keen but since I fell for the details on the front top and the hemline lace, dia terus diam2 saja la hehehe. It may not be my dream gown but at least something about it makes me feel satisfied i have picked that one.

Lain cerita Liz, I actually think ur dress kena 'tapuk' dia punya full-frame beauty behind that rose corsage. Usually not advisable bah bride to wear corsage.

TaQuiLa said...

The halter neck gown suits you very well Lizee~!

Lizeewong said...

Kay- Thanks dear. Senyum2 sia komen kau. :) Susah betul mo cari the dream dress in those days kan? bukan mcm sekrg, byk choice. Anyway, I agree with you about the corsage. Suda tgk gambar baru perasan...It wasn't my idea in the 1st place but at that time sia ikutttttt ja. Teda proper wedding planner gia.

Nantilah for our 10th anniversary, sia mo ambi gambar balik.

Lizeewong said...

Kay- typo *sia baca komen kau* :)

Lizeewong said...

Taquila - Thanks moi!!! I like strapless ones but I guess it's not too bad. ^___^

Jj said...

butul cakap ko lizee. misti ikut kata hati sendiri when choosing wedding dress. tp kadang2 mo dgr jg 2nd opinion misti follow the haert jg la...jgn tlampau ikut ckp org kan...hehe..

btw, u look gorgeous in ur wedding dress :)

Aemy Shamy said...

"I didn't find my dream wedding dress but at least I married the man of my dreams"

that's so sweet, love it! ^^
and your dress is lovely, you look so gorgeous! ^^
thx for that advices, i'll remember it for my turn next's all about self-confidence right :)

Lizeewong said...

JJ- Ya..mesti ikut hati sendiri kan, kalu nda sampai bila2 pun teringat-ingat tu dream dress. Thanks moi ^__^

Aemy- Ya. Take your sweet time in choosing the perfect dress. Don't rush like me. Thanks for the compliments xxx :)

✿ Mitchell ✿ said...

i love your wedding dress punya design.. jns halter ^^