27 January 2010

Beaded, Lace, or what?

I went dress browsing today. I refuse to call it shopping because I have no intention of purchasing a dress from the place where I went browsing.
Scene: Tuesday afternoon. Orem, Utah. University Mall.
So, I tried on a bunch of dresses and came to some conclusions.
Conclusions and other miscellaneous points of interest
1) I HATE BEADING. Sorry. I just don't think it looks very good. Too gaudy.
2) Lace is extremely pretty but the dress designers that work for that place don't get how to make it work on a dress without beading (See #1).
3) Satin is a very heavy material aka not good for dancing.
4) I definitely would like to try and have a bird-cage veil.
5) My favorite dress that I tried on was completely plain. No beading (See #1). No lace. No ribbon on the trim. Nothing. Just a plain, simple, white dress. I tied a sash around my waist and placed a cage veil on my head and couldn't stop smiling.
6) I don't do "not eating dinner" well. Feed me, Seymour.
7) I love musicals. They make me happy when other things seem to be suffering.
8) My mother is Wonder Woman. She has done so much for me this past week and I get to see her this weekend. Mom, you're the best.
9) K'nex is an impressive first date. Trust me.
10) I have the best fiancé in the world. I love him very, very much even though he pouts about not being able to go dress shopping with me. Sorry, love!!
There you have it. I'm sure there will be more to come.


Laura said...

So funny about the dresses. I started off with this idea: short sleeves, pretty plain, and most of all, NO LACE!! Do you remember my wedding pictures? I ended up with a handmade lace top, and it was beautiful. I hope you find something exactly perfect for you, even if it does surprise you. By the way, I can totally picture you in a 1940s/1950s-style tea length dress with that cute little veil. And it would look so cute dancing! :-)

JONESIES said...

thats a good post... can you post a picture of a bird cage veil? Never heard of one before

JONESIES said...

Nevermind I just googled it. I don't know how expensive they are but here's a tutorial on how to make one. It looks pretty simple and then you'll get just what you want! http://madebymaryann.blogspot.com/2008/04/birdcage-veils-and-how-to-make-one-part_20.html