Quest for the Dress

Finding your Dream Dress without Losing your Sanity, Friends or Groom

You’re engaged! And more than ready to embark on the biggest adventure of your life – so far. Won’t it be fun picking out flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses and the reception site? Oh wait, there’s  the photographer, the invitations, the rehearsal dinner . . .   Uh, oh, you break out in a cold sweat just thinking of all those decisions – not to mention the expense. And then your face lights up! The dress. Oooh, you can’t wait to head out to your first bridal salon!

One month later your newfound bliss has been replaced by tears and frustration. You never expected everyone to voice their opinions – strongly – about what you should and shouldn’t do.

You thought it would be fun to bring your mom, his mom, your sister and three of your best friends to the salon, assuming you’d be surrounded by a cloud of love and support. Ha! Apparently everyone has their own vision of how you should look on YOUR special day. “Why do they keep calling it MY special day, when they think they have the right to tell me what to wear and what to do?”

This humorous and informative book will take the bride by the hand and guide her safely to her ultimate goal: Finding HER Perfect Wedding Gown. With 30 years experience designing and creating hundreds of wedding gowns, Nancy helps each woman make the right choice for her particular situation, whether it’s a destination wedding, a black-tie affair for 300 or an intimate brunch for 30. She explores all the options open to today’s bride: the Internet, a traditional bridal salon, a cozy boutique, a thrift/consignment shop, her friend’s closet, her Mom’s attic, a custom-designer’s shop or even sewing it herself.

Not every woman knows how to maximize her unique beauty – especially when it comes to selecting this once-in-a-lifetime dress. After taking a frank appraisal of her figure, the bride learns how to choose the dress that will maximize her assets and minimize her least favorite features. We all know what denim is and most of us are familiar with satin, but what in the world is the sales consultant talking about when she mentions ruching, Alencon, tulle and organza? The reader gets a fashion vocabulary lesson that will make her a savvy shopper.

Having encountered just about every wedding dilemma known to womankind, Nancy shares anecdotes that will not only entertain the reader, but reassure her that she’s not the only one suffering from the stress inherent in planning such a memorable celebration.

Available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook at Barnes & Noble, & other booksellers.