Today I attended a Maggie Sottero trunk show at Bijou Bridal. I have been eyeing this wedding designer ever since I started browsing online for wedding dresses. I was excited when I learned that Bijou was hosting a trunk show today. So I made an appointment to attend and I'm so glad that I did because I found my dress!
I loved the elegance of Bijou Bridal. I have gone dress shopping a few other times before but this is the first place that really felt like a bridal salon. It was a really big store, with gorgeous displays, soft colors and a really elegant feel. I believe this is their flagship location but they have a few other locations here in the States. I'm not sure if those are equally as large. Bijou also carries many different designers aside from Maggie Sottero including Casablanca Bridals (another great brand I like), Watters Bridal and Enzoani just to name a few others.
When I arrived at Bijou I already had an idea of what I was looking for. I've spent my previous wedding dress hunts trying on different kinds of dresses and deciding what I liked most. I tried different types of fabric (Satin, Organza, Taffeta, Lace, etc) as well as different silhouettes (A-line, Ballgown, Fit n Flare). similar dress so you can get an idea of what I chose. This is NOT the dress that I got (that's a secret til 9/14/14!).
As I mentioned in a previous blog post I really like the fit and flare/trumpet silhouette. So when my appointment began I got right down to business looking for exactly what I wanted. I ended up trying on only 3 dresses in the whole store. This was not because they didn't have beautiful dresses but because I wasn't interested in trying on any dress that I didn't think could be "the one". I only wanted to try on dresses that had exactly what I was looking for. I ended up choosing a dress that I felt the best in. From head to toe I loved everything about the dress. It felt so fabulous being in it. Below I have posted a
|Bijou Bridal store in Paramus, NJ|
|Different dress silhouettes. Photo from Pinterest.|
|Lauren dress by Maggie Sottero|
I can't believe I chose my dress! Things are starting to fall into place. I was so grateful to have my mother and my MOH there with me while I tried on dresses and especially since I found it with them. I'm also glad that the hunt is over with and I can keep focusing on the next plans to make without the added pressure of finding a dress. I am really looking forward to booking our wedding officiant next as we haven't done that yet. Hopefully that will be done by the end of this month and then I think I'll take a breather/break from wedding planning for the holidays. I hope you enjoyed this post! Til next time...
P.S. Only 337 more days to go!