Friday, April 30, 2010

I came, I saw, I bought!

A very close friend of the girls here at SD is getting married.

Her wedding is in less than a month.

And her bridal shower, that some of us here are helping with/organizing, is in a week.

We're all very excited for the upcoming parties and trying to get everything planned out for the bridal shower.

Our friend is Arab, and all Arab weddings are, for lack of a better word, westernized. I'm talking big, white poofy dress for the bride and evening gowns and party dresses for the guests.

Which I actually found out about in 9th grade when I made my first Arab friend. At first when she told me that at Arab weddings, the brides wore white gowns, I thought she was lying because she was embarrased of her culture. Hey, I did it, and I thought others did too. But anyways, it turns out she was not lying and wearing a white wedding gown is a part of the Arab culture. Who woulda thought?

Since this is kinda the first time for most of us Desi (South Asian) chicks to get all glammed up and buy evening gowns, we were uber excited.

Until we actually attempted to buy dresses.

Dont get me wrong, it's nice to try on dresses and fun to look at. But narrowing it down and finding the "right" one that fits your body and your budget is extremely frustrating.

Fortunately I went dress shopping with my sister and I found a dress!!! Originally I saw it with my friends, but wasnt really feeling it, but one of my (younger) sisters forced me to try it on and it looked great and I LOVEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD it. So I bought it :)

And I got it from JCPenny too. For some reason I always dislike department stores, but in this case, department stores came to my rescue because not only did I get my dress for the wedding from JCPenny but I got the dress for the bridal shower from Sears.

I wanted to show you guys a picture but it's not letting me upload it, but here's the link if you did want to:

P.S. I have 45 minutes of free time right now at work. Crazy!


falling up said...

*sigh* you forgot to mention i fell IN LOVE with this, too. :( I shall keep looking!! :)

fuelMybrain said...

OMG that is so cute!!! And you don't hear me saying "OMG" and "cute" together very often.

Hi, I'm back ;-)

Jaz said...

It's gorgeous!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

My daughter got her prom dress from a dept store last year. You never know.

Chuckle said...

yo you said "sister". fish is gonna get mad because she's going to think you were only referring to the other one.

PI said...

the link isnt workin!

PI said...

ok it worked this time.. i LOVE the back!

Rationality said...

Wow I liked it.

Oh by the way why did not you believe your friend when she told you brides should wear white gowns in our societies is it so weird XD! But it’s so strange when you tell she is embarrassed cuz she is Arabian girl! I am Arabian but I’m so proud of that.

Anyway I will give you an idea about our weddings in UAE for example.
The bride should wear long white gown with crystals and she should wear a diamond or white gold necklace with kinda long ear rings, holding a rose bouquet in her hands. Almost like the style I dropped beyond ^^

When all of the audience danced and had their dinner, the bride comes to the hall walking alone slowly on a long stage with cute smile. There should be a photographer recorded her while she is walking over the stage and take her photos. After she sit on the sofa and all women and girls veiled the groom comes in, to take photos with her and cut the cake together and in some families the groom is not allowed to inter the hall!

Wish you enjoy your time in her wedding and don't forget to tell us how you found it.
Waiting to hear from you.

thenerdqueen said...

I am so excited for you - finding that amazing dress is so exciting.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Very pretty!!!

Mark said...

The dress is great! I am sure you will have a lot of fun.

Mumayna said...

Interesting how she wore such simple jewelery.
You have to try the dress on today, and I have to see what to do with your hair and makeup. so you have to give some suggestions.

Kate said...

This is a beautiful dress, great pick!

supreem said...

awesome!!!! :) you made me want to go dress shopping.