Yesterday, I spent my twenty-fourth birthday wearing two tiaras. After all, birthday hats never go out of style.
a timeless accessory and a forever friend.
Bridal tiaras, however, are treasured because they are ephemeral. This was my last birthday as a single Sarah.
Aside from waking up to two-dozen pink roses on my doorstep, I opened a very special wedding themed birthday gift; My Pnina Tornai gown arrived in the mail just in time for fitting two.
My birthday was celebrated at Kleinfeld Bridal with my amazing mom and happy grandmother. Although I felt honored to return to the beloved home of Say Yes to the Dress, my appointment took more time and work than expected. Every bride-to-be approaches their second fitting with high hopes and expectations: will the dress fit a little better? How close to perfect will everything fall? Is there enough time to make dramatic changes such as adding or removing straps?
I advise brides to bring mom, bridesmaid, grandma or friend(s) to the fitting. A support team helps suppress bridezilla.
Truthfully, ever since I stepped off the plane from Savannah to New York City, this past weekend, I have been glued to mom. Thankfully, the MOTB keeps me organized, focused and seriously busy! Although I continue to smile in every bridal picture, posh readers should be forewarned: the steps leading to the dreamy walk down the aisle are far from glamorous. Planning takes patience. Patience takes practice for every bride.
This weekend, however, I will be excused from all wedding duties; Saturday and Sunday are solely dedicated to bachelorette and shower festivities planned by my thoughtful bridesmaids. For the very first Saturday since my engagement, I will have zero decisions to contemplate.
But the pins always precede the party. My team spotted a few minor details that still require tweaking.
Don’t peak behind the curtain…my dress is there!
(extra perk: I was placed in room 9- a lucky coincidence on my birthday, April 9th!)
Here’s my advice for fellow brides who may fear their next fitting:
- Bring wedding shoes (make sure they are the right heel length before the tailor starts to hem!)
- Wear Commando (visible panty lines do not flatter brides.)
- Contemplate face coverage (finalize the length and design of your veil/headpiece, if you decide to wear one at all!)
- Back away from the dress (after fitting two, remove everything bridal. Take a stroll around the boutique before leaving. Brides should avoid rash decisions regarding alterations.)
Inside the box: a jeweled memory from my second fitting.