David and I got to spend the whole week of Thanksgiving home in Michigan. I hadn’t been home since July, and it was great to spend time with family and friends.
I also got to go dress shopping!
My mom, David’s mom, my sister and bridesmaid Mary, and my long time friend and bridesmaid Vicki came with me! This was my third time dress shopping. I was determined to choose a dress this trip since time was running out on ordering one in time for the wedding.
We went to Becker’s Bridal in Folwer, Michigan. I had heard about it from my aunt, and David’s mom had actually gotten her wedding dress there 27 years ago. Fowler is a very small town, and it is known for its bridal shop. Brides come in from all over the country. I believe they said they have over 3,000 dresses!
Since I had already been dress shopping before, I had a better idea of the style I was looking for. I tried on lots of dresses, and finally knocked it down to 3 dresses. One of those dresses was a style I had tried on at a bridal shop in Virginia – absolutely gorgeous, but far too expensive. Luckily, I decided I liked the other 2 dresses better than that one. Our attendant was so great and she was the one that pulled the two dresses I was deciding between!
I went back and forth with the two dresses for a long time. We all liked them both. They had some slight similarities, but were both unique. At the suggestion of our attendant, we took a lunch break. After lunch, I tried on both dresses again. It was still a hard decision. After someone asked me what I liked best on one dress that I would want on the other dress, I was finally able to made a decision.
I am so happy with my dress! Luckily, I don’t need any other alterations other than length in the front and the bustle. I am relieved about that because I won’t be able to make it back to Michigan for alterations until a few weeks before the wedding.
I’d post pictures on here, but it’s a surprise for David!
Where are we now?
We are now living and teaching overseas in Ankara, Turkey. Check out our new blog at www.novelbenedictions.com!