I have had the honor in being in five of my best friends weddings - three times as the maid of honor and twice as a bridesmaid.
|2004 - MOH for my best friend J|
|2006 - Bridesmaid for my friend C|
|2007 - MOH for my best friend Alisa|
|2009 - MOH for my sister-in-law|
|2010 - Bridesmaid for my best friend T|
and now . . .
as my baby sister's Maid of Honor!
|(her as my maid of honor at my wedding)|
Fun Fact: My friends get engaged when I go to other peoples weddings. For example, T got engaged the night of my sister-in-laws wedding, my sister got engaged the night Kevin and I attended another friends wedding in April. If you are looking to get engaged send me to a wedding - it might be your lucky night!
The date has been set (May 2012), the place has been picked and reserved (the same I got married - what can I say, she has good taste) so today my sister, mom and some other bridesmaids took to the streets to find THE dress!!
We had two stops on the agenda - Trudy's and Bay Area Bridal. Trudy's was actually where I found my wedding dress so it was fun to go back. The shop is really nice and we had the whole back area to ourselves.
Like most brides, my sister came armed with photos of what she fell in love with in magazines and like most brides (myself included) fell in love with something completely different once she tried the dresses on. I remember specifically not wanting a strapless dress - I wanted cap sleeves. So much so that the first day I went dress shopping I refused to even try a strapless dress on. On our second trip J convinced me just to "try" a strapless dress and from then on I refused to try anything else - strapless it was.
My sister has the perfect body so everything looked gorgeous on her.
|Don't worry - none of these are "THE" dress|
But how do you know when you have found "THE" dress?
Tears! While nothing was purchased today, we clearly found a front runner. There were many beautiful dresses but after this dress, none of them really compared. She was truly stunning!
We had a bit of time to peruse bridesmaid dresses as well. We know they will be short and pink but we didn't come up with any winners just yet.
I was so happy for her that she found a dress so quickly. It took me 5 bridal shops before I even found a dress I even wanted to consider going back and trying on a second time but when you know, you know.
I am so happy for my sister. She has met a wonderful man who I am thrilled will be joining the family. Even though he called and talked to my parents before he asked her, he even called and talked to me personally about it. He treats her like a queen and couldn't have hand picked someone better myself.
I am so excited for everything coming in the next few months and planning the shower and bachelorette party. It has been a year since my last wedding and I have missed it!
So, I have to ask, do you have/did you have your dream wedding dress picked out? Did you go with it or end up with something completely different?