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Wedding gown shopping is one of the most exciting – and emotional – aspects of wedding planning. Since I had years of archived wedding inspiration saved long before I became a bride, I had a good sense of what I liked – and more clearly, what I didn’t – before my first dress shopping appointment.
I began gathering my own wedding gown inspiration shortly after Dillon and I began to seriously discuss marriage. At that point, I had a pretty good sense of my personal preferences and our style together as a couple. I also had the advantage of our confidence in knowing we desired to have a traditional church ceremony with an outdoor reception. Using Pinterest as my organizational system, I began to save every image of a gown that caught my eye over the next several months. The commonalities among them quickly became clear: strapless, sweetheart neckline, a clearly-defined waist, and lace detail.
I went into my first dress shopping appointment with an open mind, trying on everything from my desired aesthetic to mermaid-style silhouettes, long-sleeved varietals, and even a blush pink chiffon skirt. Despite all of the options available, I ultimately held firmly to my original preferences. It’s so fun to look back and see how well my Watters gown fit the vision I had from the start!