need i say more?!
Make an appointment now! the gowns are gorgeous, and pretty reasonably priced, considering they’re Vera. Plus, you’ll get to tell people you’re wearing Vera Wang. Which is awesome!
So I’m reading the current issue of Maclean’s magazine because the feature article is pretty much about how i manage to be employed and how come some days my job involves buying HDMI cables and lunch, and other days it involves fielding media calls, and today it involves researching city by-laws. Anyways…. the next article i read was titled “Here comes the bride. Again”, and it’s about the latest trend is women wanting to wear their wedding dress again, but not in a trash the dress session but as a fancy occasion!
Women all over the country are getting together with their fellow brides and having parties to wear their gowns again! I love it. I have actually talked about this with another friend a while back. It seems silly to spend so much on a dress that you wear for like 8 hours. Of course, my dress is probably less than the cost of the underwear most women will buy to properly fit into their dresses BUT that doesn’t mean i don’t want to wear it again! I love my dress! There should be more occasions to wear it! One group of Toronto ladies is getting together in the Distillery District this summer to have bubbly and hors d’ouevres and to give their dresses a second turn! I think this idea is brilliant! Don’t you?!
Now all i need is for some of my friends to get hitched so i can work on planning this party!!
I have found and purchased my dress & shoes!
After i booked the venue, besides hyperventilating at the amount of money i put on my credit card, i booked an appointment to go back to David’s Bridal to order my dress.
I had it narrowed down to two dresses, so i thought easy peasy, pick one get measured and head home. WRONG. One of the dresses was no longer in store. And the fact that i was so upset by that, i knew that was the style of dress i wanted to have for my wedding. So we had to start the search all over again! Oi vey. My very patient consultant appeared to have super human hearing because every time she walked away, she would bring back a dress that we were talking about in her absence! She was delightful.
Unfortunately the style of dress that i was looking for, appears to be a style that’s currently not on the racks, so every dress i thought i liked was un-orderable so i would have to buy the exact dress i was trying on. Which was fine in some case, and some other cases, there’s no way that would work!
So i bought a dress, and of course it was unorderable, so i got to walk out the store that night with it! While trying on dresses my sister had pilfered the shelves to find shoes in my size, so i could be the appropriate height for dress-trying-on. And the shoes she found were just perfect! They matched the dress so well and they were adorable. So i bought those too!
The very best part of this story is that the dress was on SUPER SALE like crazy cheap! Brilliant! More money for food and booze! I’m totally rocking at this wedding planning shiz! The second best part was going to dinner after with my mom, sister and friend and the waitress overheard our excitement and brought me a free dessert as a ‘congrats on buying your wedding dress’ celebration!
Psst, look how cute:
Designer dresses at a discount next week at Dina Alonzi!
Save up to 70% on gowns by Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Rivini, Badgley Mischka, Lazaro, and Alvina Valenta. The sale starts February 14th (awww!) and runs till February 18th.
Give the store a call to book your appointment:
3020 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
There is sample sale on this weekend at White Toronto, a bridal boutique in Yorkville.
The sale runs Saturday Jan 21 & Sunday Jan 22. They are a designer boutique and they carry gowns by Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa (barf), Reem Acra, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Yoo (love!) and Badgley Mischka among others. Dressed will be discounted up to 70%! Though, i bet there’s just one dress discounted that much!
Anyway if you’re looking for designer dresses on a more reasonable budget, it might be worth poking your head in.
They are located at 19 Hazelton, 416-849-9196.
We bought a house!! It’s beautiful. I don’t have a child to gush over, so in the meantime, I have a gorgeous house to ramble about! It’s a century home, in the city, in the specific neighbourhood we were hoping for. It’s updated but not overly done, so there’s room to make it ours, there’s a nice backyard for entertaining with a big patio which means minimal lawn for mowing! yay! Anyway, i’m in love! And oddly we get the house the day before Valentine’s! I’m so excited!
And on a wedding related note, a friend of mine sent a link yesterday to a beautiful EASY DIY floral arrangement from Cupcakes and Cashmere. I think these would make lovely centre pieces or if you’re like me and not having tables…. they would be gorgeous accent pieces to place around the venue and at food stations.
Once we get settled in the house i guess i’ll have to actually make real plans related to the wedding… like buying a dress. Funny i should bring that up, David’s is having a sale on! And both the dresses that i fell in love with back in October are on SALE! and one is way way way on sale (and it was always a little bit my favourite). Eek! i might have to buy a dress without having booked a single other thing for the wedding!
So i’m currently on wedding overload… I’ve just flipped through every single page of the Style Me Pretty Canada edition. It’s only a couple of months old, but it’s 19 pages of beautiful weddings!
And i know i’m probably a little biased, but i really prefer the Canadian weddings to the American ones. They just seem more original and heartfelt? Am i just making this up?
check it out. but just a warning, it’s addictive! i’ve done nothing at work today except eat half a pack of mints, and flip through this entire site!!