I don't think I really wrote much about the dress shopping experience. It took one trip to one store to find it. While many people have told me that I needed to be open-minded with dresses, that they ended up picking something they never would have expected, I knew that wouldn't be the case for me. I had particulars in mind regarding color, fabric, shape, straps vs. no straps. I tried on maybe 6-8 dresses that met the criteria (including a few that were a little different but my mind was open). The dress I ended up picking really is "the" dress. My lovely ladies and I pretty much knew as soon as I tried it on. It looked good, is comfortable, is different from the pretty standard wedding dress, and we all got a little emotional looking at it. Easy decision.
It was ordered back in January. Came in early. I went for my first fitting and then yesterday for the second. The alterations lady did a great job. The bustle seems easy to do and looks great! So now it's living over at The Brother's. I'm pretty sure I'll have to sneak peaks at it whenever I'm over there.