We've all seen Say Yes To The Dress where brides who are dropping $50,000 on one dress burst into happy tears as they "say yes" and everyone cheers. There is a lot of stigma about wedding dress shopping, a lot of expectations, a lot of happy little cliches that we may or may not have spent a considerable amount of time dreaming about. Whether we want it to or not a lot of pressure can build on this special moment. Years of planning, movie watching, and daydreaming have led up to this moment where you will first find your perfect Prince Charming, and then find your most perfect gown. But what if you don't cry? What if you're not so overcome with emotion and choked up at the idea of how incredibly beautiful you are and how incredibly special this amazing dress is? Does that mean it's not "the one?" You might be surprised to learn that approximately 70-80% of our brides who have said "yes to the dress" didn't cry during this special moment. What? No that can't be right...
Yes. Your wedding dress is special, it should be the most special dress you'll ever wear. If it feels right, then it feels right. The heavens probably won't open up and shower you with rays of glorious light, and that's okay. If you feel beautiful, and you can picture yourself marrying your most special sweetheart in this gown, then you might have found your wedding dress. No need to overthink. No need to make sure all 15 members of your bridal party agree. No need to make sure that grandma is crying at your beauty. If it's right, it's right.
Looking at Lauren's wedding photos you can see that her smile lit up the room when she married her high school sweetheart! She sparkled in the Celestia gown!
Where did you and your fiancé meet?
How did he propose?
He recreated our first date, a drive in movie.
Describe your wedding in 4 words:
A dream come true.
Why did you choose to wear a modest wedding dress for your big day?
Because I felt the best in it and I wanted to feel beautiful on my wedding day.
What was your favorite part of the day?
Just being with my husband and all the people I love so much.
What did you splurge or save on?
Splurged on the venue, saved on photographers
Credit your vendors:
Gown: Celestia gown by @elizabethcooperdesign
Cake- Cakes by Alessandra @cake.ut
Additional comments or advice for other brides:
Don’t get lost in the chaos of the day. It will all work out! Have fun.