Saying “Si” to the dress: My Search for a Maid of Honor Dress


yes to the dress-babbleWe have a wedding in the family in about 4 months and I am one of the maids of honor.  My cousin is the one getting married and I am so, so happy for her. She has been up to her eyeballs with wedding stuff and just last month, we got our “final” reminder about our dresses. Final in the sense that it’s the last month to order our dresses from any commercial bridal store, which leaves the option of finding a dress that is off the rack or going to our “costurera” (seamstress) and having the dress made.

I must have tried on about 30 dresses since the bride and groom announced their engagement. Some I liked, while others were kind of meh. One dress I fell in love with had a whopping price tag of $699.99.  Now, I love my cousin with all my heart and will do anything for her, but I am not going to spend that amount of money for a dress that I will only wear once.

I took pictures in the dress and I did what any person would’ve done. I went to my seamstress and told her I wanted this dress custom made for me. Of course she agreed and the price wasn’t even a fraction of the cost of the original dress, but still, it wasn’t as if I felt what brides feel when they know they’ve found the dress.

Just last weekend, we went to the fashion district in downtown to check out some dresses there. I must have tried on at least 10 dresses. All of which were nice, but I didn’t love them. The color of the wedding is eggplant and the bride let us pick whatever dress we wanted as long as it was the same color. I bought a dress that looks okay on me, but I am not happy with it. Have you ever done that?

From A-line skirts to mermaid style dresses, I can’t seem to make up my mind, which has me stuck on square one. No. Dress. No Shoes. Nada.

What am I going to do?  Did you wait for the perfect dress?


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