I broke the cardinal rule of dress shopping on Wednesday. I continued to try on dresses after I had decided what I wanted to wear. Now, it wasn't the end of the world for me because 1. I have yet to make any purchases and 2. the experience helped me define what I want.
I went to visit a friend of mine who has experience catering to get his advice on how to cater the wedding which put me on 6th Ave, the hip and trendy neighborhood in Tacoma. On 6th Ave there is a little wedding dress shop called the Wedding Bell. On a whim, cause I was there, I decided to stop in and see if they could put me in some dresses, just cause I could. The girl who helped me was really nice and listened to the things I was looking for in a dress. I told her I wanted tulle and for it to be short. She pulled the near perfect dress right off the bat. The sample she had in my size was long but of course it could be ordered in the shorter length.
What we decided to do is stick to the original plan (and by original I mean the most recent incarnation). We'll purchase the tulle skirt and make the top ourselves.
Mom seems to think we can recreate the bodice of the dress I tried on. I, on the other hand, am a little nervous about attempting something like that.
I've never done anything like it. I can't seem to find a sewing pattern with a sweetheart neckline that defined and I have only made one garment without a pattern. We'll see what happens.
In other wedding news, I feel like I've got everything planned and now I'm just waiting to start working on things. That's not entirely true. I need to get in touch with a rental company about securing a couple more tables and chairs and maybe catering equipment. I'd really like to get engagement pictures done to use for the save the dates. The wedding website isn't even close to being done and I have been procrastinating about getting it done. At some point in the next couple of months, we should register. And I should be gathering materials for all my projects. I guess I'd better get working. :-)