My Wedding Dress

First of all the above photo is NOT my wedding dress! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also…I never thought I’d be saying this so soon but, in this last week, I had my final dress fitting for the wedding. I cannot tell you how fast this day has come round and it’s all been quite emotional, to say the least.

To even think it’s just a few short weeks before we say our vows is also crazy. Which reminds me, I need to email our minister over said vows. Can’t be forgetting those, can I!? But, back to the dress.

I bought my wedding dress on eBay. From China. I was/am one of those brides who took a gamble and had a disaster delivered to my door six weeks later. Not one of my finest moments and even though the dress was a beauty, the measurements were all wrong. All so horribly wrong.

I wasn’t exactly washed over with ‘that feeling’ you’re meant to get when you see your wedding dress. Not the first time anyway. Or the second, or the third. But the other day, on that day, I got that feeling.

For the last few months, I have been visiting The Sewing Cottage in Moira, Northern Ireland to have my dress altered. The lady, who I call ‘The Wizard’ {and rightly so} is so lovely and she gave me confidence from the beginning that it will all be OK. Even when I stood in front of her, drowned in lace with a waistline that I could swish in, she knew it was all going to come together.

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t freaking out. I was hopeful if anything that something {anything!} could be done and thankfully it could, it has! Fast forward a few months and the dress has been transformed. It has been adjusted, trimmed, sewn, cut and shaped into such a beautiful dress that when I stood in front of the mirror on that last fitting appointment….it was hard to not be overcome with emotion and I remember muttering to the wizard “Oh my days, I’m getting married in three weeks!”.


*tries to not freak out…*




  1. 08/08/2016 / 2:34 PM

    Can’t wait to see pictures of it, I’m sure you’ll look beautiful

  2. 08/08/2016 / 10:43 PM

    awwww so glad you have the dress of your dreams now xxx

  3. 10/08/2016 / 1:20 PM

    How exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see photos Debs.

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