Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wedding Dress Shopping

bhldn chicago
Matt and I are getting married next Memorial Day and I'm in full wedding planning mode! (Catch up here) Since I work from home, I have the freedom to work wherever so last month I took a week to go back to Chicago and work. While there, I spent time with family and during the weekend we did some wedding planning. 
eastman egg breakfast
My mother in law flew in from Virginia and my sister (and maid of honor) was home from school, so my mom drove us all into Chicago. We started the day at my favorite Eastman Egg for a quick brunch. Since I moved, they started making breakfast bowls of all their sandwiches. Perfect for a light breakfast!
jenny yoo dress
A dress I didn't end up choosing! 
We had two appointments — one at Jenny Yoo and one at BHLDN. Both are places that I had been looking at online. We started at Jenny Yoo's, our bridal consultant Ashley was fabulous. Since it was my first time trying on dresses, she had me try on multiple different styles which is a great way to see how different silhouettes and fabrics look on your frame. 
I ended up loving one dress I would have never chosen on the rack and not so loving the one I had been admiring online.   
jenny yoo dress
Another beautiful dress — one I didn't choose! 
We left for BHLDN and I was pretty confused. I really liked the Jenny Yoo dress and dresses I never would've imagined on me were the kind I really liked. I was ready to try on some more. BHLDN has a beautiful store downtown Chicago. They show all their bridesmaid dresses as well as mannequins with all their wedding styles.

My squad and I were given our own bridal suite. The ladies were able to relax on couches in our own separate space (drinking champagne!) while I tried on dresses. Similar to Jenny Yoo's, I found definite yes and no dresses. All the dresses were beautiful and I left more confused than when I arrived. I loved two different dresses, in two different styles, at two different stores. 

bhldn bridesmaid dress

After our BHDLN appointment, we went to lunch at Fig & Olive and talked the dresses over. I ended up calling Jenny Yoo's again and was able to stop by at the end of the day to try on the dress one more time. After that, I was ready to make my decision! I'm super excited with the dress that I picked and I can't wait to show it off at the #MulletMatrimony next May. 


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    Neha @ The Wedding Cards Online

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