Wedding Dress Shopping

Your wedding dress is something you think about your whole life. Its something women plan from a very young age and let’s be honest its one of the main attractions at any wedding. It’s also one of the first things that needs to be decided before you can plan your flowers, the bridesmaid dresses or the grooms tux.  It is in my opinion the most important, and the most expensive, dress you will buy in your life. Luckily I had excellent help.

The day I went shopping for my wedding dress also happened to be my birthday so it was a double exciting day.  Once awoken by my niece and nephew I was presented with a heartwarming gift from my bridesmaids and mother. A “bridal day” bag which included a Tiffany blue bag, a diamond sash, flowers for my hair and/or dress, sparkly high heel shoes and ring pops. It was the perfect way to start the day out.

So after we were all ready to go we headed out to My Fair Bridal Shop located in Janesville, MN.

We walked into the cute quiet bridal shop and instantly started grabbing our favorites off the racks. Katy and my mom both insisting that I try on at least one that they picked out themselves. Which I did….. I was open to try on whatever dress they wanted but we all know that I have a pretty strong vision already so I knew exactly what kind of dress I wanted. Not every dress was a winner. Below are some of the dresses I tried on that wont be my number one picks but all very beautiful.

It’s not very hard to tell what my family thinks of the dresses I try on since none of us have a very great poker face.

I tried on about a dozen dresses. After the first handful Alli decided that she wanted to help me get dressed which was the cutest thing to watch. You can tell she is so excited by the beautiful sparkly dresses and that she is happy to be part of the dress shopping day. Not every dress had the stamp of approval by all parties but there were two that made the cut. Feel free to comment on which one is your favorite. I still plan to try on more dresses until I’m absolutely sure but opinions are very welcome!

Obviously you don’t get to see me in it yet, have to wait till the big day. If you want to look at the dresses closer they can be found here. Dress #1 & Dress #2. I’ll also be totally honest and say that they look completely different on me then on the mannequin. 🙂


All in all it was a pretty great day!

3 thoughts on “Wedding Dress Shopping

  1. loved reading your blogs! since you asked for opinions….here’s my 1 cent!
    first off…you will be a beautiful bride not matter which dress you choose!
    i think both #1 and #2 are fabulous, but i really liked style #100068 in the #2 group. I loved the bodice and the way it lays more fitted to the body, and the crossing of the fabric down the waistline can be very flattering. what really struck me though was the uniqueness of the flowery strap on one shoulder. it looks elegant and subtly sexy, while still having the ‘image’ of a strapless dress. being a ‘farm girl’ at heart, i liked the antique old fashioned addition of the covered buttons down the back.

    so happy you are having fun shopping with your family and bridesmaids. i’m sure when THE dress is tried on…you’ll know it right away! love and hugs to you in this exciting time.

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