Tuesday, 10 September 2019

WEDDING JOURNEY: I SAID YES TO THE DRESS!

Oh the irony of my OOTD that day! Then I remember I was my mommy and daddy's tour guide hours before so excuse my lion king hair and trashy look. Let's cut the chase: I didn't cry, I didn't make a scene, finding my wedding dress felt just okay. There were no bells and whistles, I'm afraid. It got me a wee bit excited though. The thought of me walking down the aisle in the dress I chose, Gab's reaction when he sees me, my family and friends' faces when we finally gather... those are the thoughts that makes me giddy. I can't do a dress reveal for obvious reasons but I got a Justin Alexander wedding dress. Even my journey towards THE dress says a lot about my life as a whole. I have a clear picture of what I want and think will suit me well only to finally pick a completely different dress that I would never imagine wearing on my big day. That, my friends, is my life in a nutshell.


1. State your budget. I suggest having a budget in mind, multiply it by 80% and that's your budget. Reason for that is there are costs associated with adjustments and all other stuff. If you tell your budget as it is, chances are you're starting with wrong footing. Stick with the budget, ask the shop assistant to only give you dresses that are within your desired budget range.

2. Be open minded. I thought a specific style will look horrible on me. Surprise, surprise! I ended up choosing this very style over my comfort-zone styles, I call them. If anything, try it for fun. You'll never know unless you do.

3. Don't be afraid to negotiate. Like our wedding ring story (HERE), I negotiated with my mommy. As a result, I got a veil for free and a discounted price on alterations. If I'm honest, chances are I'll probably find another veil because I realised it's too short for my liking but the point is, most shops are flexible to brides' requests.

4. Accept your body type. It's so easy to body shame yourself when especially when you are trying a smaller size dress but don't. I always make a mental note that my wedding is a celebration and my dress would be just another piece on this otherwise cosy gathering so to stress about it is totally unnecessary.

5. Pencil in your fitting dates - no matter how far ahead. This will save my sanity come busy days ahead, that's for sure. -CMK.

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