Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Dress Hunt: Part II

Yesterday I met with the most wonderful wedding vendor to date: Carole, the woman who will be making my wedding dress.

I contacted Carole last Friday and we scheduled an appointment for yesterday afternoon. After we got off the phone she followed up by sending me some pictures of a dress that she had recently completed that was similar to the one that I wanted:

Similar lace but my lace won't be stark white, it will be hand tea dyed by the designer.

When I first walked into her studio yesterday she mentioned Project Runway and instantly I knew she was the one. :) She was so excited about the style of my dream dress. She showed me different options for fabrics and different laces. I told her what areas I love on my body (my back) and which areas I would like to pull the eye away from (my thighs and ka-dunk-a-dunk). We took some interim measurements of my body and worked out a schedule for official measurements, fittings and pickup of my dress.

I can honestly say that of all of my wedding related meetings thus far, meeting with my dress maker has been the best experience! The best part is that I truly feel as though I will receive a product that is exactly as I want it and it's for a very fair price. This purchase will have the highest value (considering money paid for service/product received), second runners up will probably be our venues...

What has been your best wedding planning vendor experience so far?


Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

I was very blessed....All of my vendor meetings were amazing and everything fell into place perfectly. The dress shop and florist meetings were my favorite though, it was fun to try on dresses and choose flowers.

Glad you found a dressmaker! That's so exciting!!!


Chocolate Lover said...

The dress looks beautiful! Can't wait to see how yours!

Anonymous said...

I applaud you for having your dress made! I thought about having my reception/rehearsal dinner dress made and chickened out, but I think it is such a fabulous idea and you'll get exactly what you want! She looks very talented! Congrats!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

You are going to have a fabulous dress! How exciting to have something custom done for you. I have been blessed to have great meetings with all my vendors...even the vendors I interviewed but didn't book :) However, I think my florist and my coordinator are my faves. Every time I talk/meet with them, they get more excited about my wedding than I am sometimes! They make me feel like they really get it, are offering great feedback and keep encouraging me that the day will be beautiful and fun.

New Mexican Bride said...

Oh how nice you are having it made just for you! I can't wait to see!

I haven't had too many issues yet, but I do have this stalker-lady Reverend that won't stop calling and emailing me :0

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