Today we had a bride come in the store to try on "the one" and pop champagne. Our lovely consultant Kari got to share a very special couple hours with alot of the brides friends and family. During this time we learned a lot about the very talkative flower girl, Catriona. Cat, as she so clearly told us her name is, is a very special young lady. She was one of the brides patients at Shands about 4 years ago and they have become very close since then. The now 8 year old Cat has had both a lung and heart transplant, both in March of this year. She happens to be one of the most positive young ladies the store has ever met. The couple got legally married on Cat's birthday in her honor and are very excited to have her as the flower girl in their celebration of marriage coming up in November of this year. We had a great time with the bride and her family and especially enjoy meeting Cat! We cannot wait to see pictures from this joyous event!
This is a picture (off a phone) of Cat, holding her dress of choice! Too cute! :)
Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!
- Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
- Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
- DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
- Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
- Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
- If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it without.it. Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
- Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
- Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
- Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
- When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.