Say "Yes" to the Dress......She's getting married!

When my great-grandmother's dress wasn't going to work I went on a short lived hunt for the "IT" dress twenty two years ago.

And I found it.

It was beautiful. Big train, Sheer insets. Beautiful beading, But whoah, those poofy sleeves. Even Anne of Green Gables would have been over the top impressed with my poof sleeves.

"Anne took the dress and looked at it in reverent silence. Oh, how pretty it was--a lovely soft brown gloria with all the gloss of silk; a skirt with dainty frills and shirrings; a waist elaborately pintucked in the most fashionable way, with a little ruffle of filmy lace at the neck. But the sleeves--they were the crowning glory! ... Look at those sleeves! Oh, it seems to me this must be a happy dream."

Oh yes, the sleeves made the dress. The sleeves themselves could have been made into two more dresses by themselves. I wanted a beautiful dress and I ended up with almost 2 1/2 dresses because of those sleeves.

Tip - do not go dress shopping when you are taking 18 credit hours and don't have the time to really find your style.

And 22 years later those sleeves are exactly why I told my daughter to shop around. A lot.

The dress was great. Luckily the guy was better. But it taught me a lesson. Put a little more effort into wedding dress shopping!

So let the shopping begin!

Makayla has been so pleasant in the dress shopping process.

Makayla in her great, great grandma's wedding dress. It is 95 years old and still looks great!

And yes, it is a process.

My wedding dress. With Miss M #2 in it.

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