OMG! What a weekend!
Saturday I had appointments at two shops to look at bridesmaid dresses with my BMs and then a third place so I could try on my dress (although not actually my dress - just the store sample) so I could take pics and send to my mum.
At the end of the day I'd pretty much decided on what bridesmaid dress to go with....and was also feeling a bit upset about my dress. While it's a beautiful dress and does look good etc. looking back at the photos I just started feeling like a big lace blob.
And my thoughts kept on going back to an Essence dress that I had previously tried on that I was very close to choosing.
Thankfully Dressense is also open on Sundays so Sunday morning I headed back down to Miranda to try on both my dress and the Essence dress to compare and see if I did want to change dresses. And I'm so glad I did! I've decided to go with the Essence dress instead now and I feel so much better about it. And thankfully because my original dress hadn't been ordered yet I don't lose the deposit or any of the payments that have been made so far, they'll just transfer it across to the new dress
Oh thank goodness the ladies at the shop were so understanding and helpful.
They also helped me decide that I don't want a veil after all. Have decided to go with a feather fascinator/comb instead
And today I joined the gym near work to try and get my butt into gear! I've got my first session with a trainer on Thursday to work out a program. I'll chat with him on Thursday but my aim at the moment is to focus for the next two months on weight loss as I'll be getting measured for my dress in January. Then I'll focus more on toning and maintenance so that my arms and back won't look to flabby in my strapless dress. I even went and bought myself a new sports bra and gym shoes yesterday! Yay me!
So here's the result of the weekend in picture form
This will be the bridesmaid dress:
But in this Royal Blue colour:
This was the wedding dress I was going to have (but it would have had a satin skirt rather than silk):
But instead I am going with this Essence dress:
but in white: