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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at info@forefrontfashion.com Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: September 8, 2014

The Great Wedding Dress Disaster

Written by: Laura Serino

Since I’m less than a week away from walking down the aisle, I thought it was high time to share my wedding dress story with all of you.

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I fully expected to walk into a salon and have the “moment” where I’d try on a dress, look in the mirror, cry, shout “This is the one!” and walk out beaming.

It didn’t really work out that way. Like, at all.

When I did finally pick out my wedding dress it was from a salon that was closing so I got it at a steal (you know how I love a good steal) and it was roughly 10 sizes too big. No big deal, right?

Apparently there are only so many things a seamstress can do to make a dress fit perfectly. A lesson for all you unwed or soon-to-be wed women out there: order a size up, not ten sizes up. Trust me. It will only end in a headache.

Finally, thanks to an amazing seamstress and an overnight, 8-hour roundtrip drive to CT for a final fitting, the dress is ready to go a mere two weeks before the wedding. I can finally breathe.

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I may not have had that instant “THIS IS IT” moment with the dress, but I did have it with the guy. I guess when it comes down to it, I’d take that over the perfect dress any day.

TELL ME: What was your wedding dress shopping experience like? I’d love to know!

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