Shopping for a wedding dress

This past weekend, my friend Charissa (newly engaged!) came down to visit for the weekend. While she was here we went to back to back, Bridal Salon appointments. Shopping for a wedding dress is just about the best day ever (even if its not for yourself)! I know that some girls don't like to shop for wedding dresses, but lets be honest. If you are reading a wedding inspiration blog, you're probably not one of those girls. heheh...

Anyhow, we were able to take photos at two of the bridal salons, so here we go:

We went to a Bridal Salon is called

Lovely Bride

, in West Hollywood. Its such a cute store, if any bride is in the LA area, I suggest you go there. Run Now! hehe.. Below are some photos of the shop. This shop makes me want to get married all over again, just so I can buy another wedding dress!

We also went to

J. Crew

in Los Angeles, to try on more wedding dresses of course! Having J. Crew Wedding dress just spells Charissa in every way. If any brides are looking at J. Crew for the wedding dress solutions, but wish to try on the dress before deciding, I suggest purchasing the dress to try it on. You can order their wedding dresses online, and it ships within just a few days.  J. Crew dresses really do look quite lovely in real life.

(all photos were taken on my iPhone)

When to Say Yes to the Dress

Source: Magpie Jewellery

Recently, I'd had written a blog post on Wedding Window Blog on the topic of knowing when to stop shopping for a wedding dress. This is a very a hard step to do for many brides. Brides tend to over think and obsess about their wedding dress (even if they already purchased a wedding dress, brides still continue to shop). I think that the no. 1 reason why brides have trouble stopping is that all brides want to find that 'perfect' wedding dress. And no. 2, it's just so dang fun! From experience, when I was planning my wedding I had trouble not looking at wedding dresses in magazines, because I always thought that I could have a better dress. I made a point to try to remember that the dresses in wedding magazines would be out of my budget, and forced myself to stop wondering. After the wedding, I was most happy with my dress and it was as lovely as when I first tried it on at the bridal salon. To see pictures of my wedding dress, refer to my own Wedding Showcase.

Happy Wedding :)