Wedding Wednesday: Saying Yes to the Dress

There have been and will be a lot a tough decisions to make when it comes to wedding planning but saying yes to the dress wasn’t one of them!

wedding dress

Last Saturday my mom, sister and I drove up to Madeline’s Daughter in Portsmouth to begin (and end!) dress shopping.

I chose this salon for my first wedding dress shopping experience because a close friend said she had the best experience there. Most, if not all, of their inventory is on their website and I was able to save numerous pictures on my iPad of styles I liked for my consultant to see.

When we arrived, the three of us were ushered into a private dressing where I changed into some extremely attractive under garments (not attractive at all) and spoke with my consultant about how the appointment would work. I showed her all of the styles I was drawn to and she went back into the magical land of wedding dresses and pulled 5 for me to try on.

She asked which one I was drawn to first but I had no idea. My sister however knew which one she wanted to see me in and pointed to it. And the fun began, I tried on the first dress, that my sister chose, and was laced up and clipped in and turned towards the mirror.

I loved it. I knew right then it was my dress. I looked at my mom, who was crying which further solidified that this was in fact, my dress.

I stilled tried on more dresses but none lived up to that first dress. After about an hour of trying dresses on and comparing them to the first dress, I decided to put the first dress back on. My mom cried again and I said this was for sure my dress.


I tried on a couple veils, my consultant took my measurements and we placed the order for my WEDDING DRESS! And in six months it will come in. Everything was so easy and my mom, sister and I had the best time.

After this the three of us went to lunch to celebrate!


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