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After a few months of getting engaged, I started my search for a bridal salon that rents wedding dresses and lo and behold, I found The One Bridal. I invited my Mom and sister as I wanted the first time wedding dress shopping to be a bonding moment. As soon as we entered the salon, we were greeted by Coco, the store owner. We switched into the slippers that were provided and she started to introduce herself to us. I didnt know what I wanted for my wedding dress so Coco just asked me and my family to go through the racks to see what we liked.There were so many different styles such as ballgown, mermaid, strapless, sweetheart, the list goes on. We pulled out about 10 dresses altogether and I started trying each one on. I cannot believe how heavy they were! Pictures were limited to only two dresses so when I made my selections, Coco helped me fluff out the dresses and my mom and sister took the pictures. It was down to a ballgown with straps that was really beautiful and had a sparkly train and a dainty strapless illusion sweetheart A-line dress with a lovely train. I couldnt decide then and there. There was absolutely no pressure to purchase, so I slept on it and if I was still interested, I would reach out to her. Before we left the store, she explained the whole payment plan which was very helpful in my ultimate decision.After trying on over 20-30 dresses at different bridal salons, I ended up coming back to The One Bridal because the dress that my sister picked, the strapless A-line, I cried in it when I first tried it on (that shouldve been my first indication to purchase that dress at that moment and knowing that the dress was one of kind), but I didnt want to settle yet. After a couple of months, I went back to Coco and put down a deposit for that specific dress: the deposit guarantees that the dress you choose will be your dress. They have a policy: one girl, one dress, one month, so I was sure no one else would rent my dress.My wedding date was May 2nd, 2020 and then, the pandemic happened in March. Things were starting to shut down and I didnt decide on a dress yet (even though I put down my deposit with The One Bridal), I wanted to keep my options open (bad choice in a pandemic) so April came around and I was due for my first wedding dress fitting with Coco. I first put down my deposit to rent the dress back in September. I didnt want to purchase it as I had no place to store it, but I was running out of time so I decided to buy my dress (and plus, it was during the beginning of COVID so buying my dress was a better solution during this time).May 2nd, 2020 rolled around and I couldnt get married. I was sad for a while because I was waiting for this day for so long so then, my fianc and I had decided to postpone our wedding day to August 7th 2021. September came around and we then thought that next year was too long of a wait as wed be engaged for longer than expected, so my fianc and I changed all of our plans to October 2020. 2 weeks prior, I made another appointment with Coco for a final wedding dress fitting and we found out that I needed to make a last minute alteration because my dress wouldnt hold up, even at the tightest, so the changes were made and my fianc and I wed on October 10th, 2020.Here is a tip to all the beautiful brides out there: the first time you try on a wedding dress and you shed tears, that will be the dress that you will get married in!Coco was very nice, friendly and professional and I would recommend her to close family and friends!