We, girls, can't deny that the most exciting part of wedding planning is picking your wedding dress. In Thailand (and in other Asian countries), the brides usually flaunt in two wedding gowns (one traditional gown for a morning ceremony and one white western gown for an evening reception.
That was fun but it also means double stress and expense. However most ladies don't mind since it is once in a lifetime opportunity. For my morning ceremony, I decided to have a gown tailored for a perfect fit. My mother happened to know a high skilled tailor so I counted on her to create my dream gown. . After flipping through a couple of magazines, I decided to go with luxurious gold tone (silk is used to make traditional Thai costume in a combination of chiffon/lace and etc.). She sure didn't fail to exceed my expectation. It came out exactly the way I pictured it. For my husband, we had to buy a ready made one since we were short on time. We went shopping for him just a few days before our wedding day.
Upon moving to the U.S., I decided to bring this gown with me as a keepsake. Little did I knew, I got to wear it again when we had a wedding and reception here in the U.S.. Ten years later, I can't believe it is in a pristine condition (color fades with time but not significantly). This gown brings back so many memories of that day in my life.