Dress Anxiety

This might be the wrong place to say this but.. isn’t it incredibly stupid that I would let something like a dress make me completely insane? You guys know what I mean, right?

What am I saying. Of course you do. And that’s why I heart the hive.

Going back to looking for a dress I could wear to the banquet…

I shopped. Everywhere. All the formal dresses that were within my price range was made out of chiffon and that felt totally wrong for an evening affair. And anything that was made of a heavier material wasn’t formal enough (is it just me or are stores saturated with short prom dresses? Is that a thing these days? I’m so out of touch.). The more I looked, the more worried I became that I wasn’t going to find anything. I started having anxiety nightmares where I showed up in jeans, clutching a pile of hideous dresses. In my waking hours, I had 20 tabs open on my web browser, all on different clothing stores.

Finally, I decided that I was DONE.

This was it, I couldn’t shop anymore and decided to move on. Stop thinking about it altogether. It was causing needless stress and it was just a piece of CLOTHING, people. Really. I would just stop looking for a while and then hope for the best.

About a month later, Mr. Crepe and I were at the church to measure the reception area and on the way out, we popped into the little dress shop a block away. The owner asked me if I was looking for something in particular and I took a deep breath and it all came tumbling out of my face…

“I’m having a banquet reception and am looking for something in a satin or a similar fabric, and I would love for it to be formal, the most formal thing you have. If it came in red, that would be amazing but if not, that’s ok too, I don’t know, trying to keep an open mind, I’m just having so much trouble finding a dress that isn’t chiffon and for daytime…”

The sweet lady patted my hand and said, in her adorable eastern European accent, “I have just the dress.”


Before I had to say anything, Mr. Crepe nodded and turned to the owner of the shop. “Yes, that’s it, that’s the one.” Paused, looked at me, nodded vigorously and said, “Yes, that’s it. Sold!” What a cutie.

A couple months later, I was back in Nashville on another planning trip and the dress was in!! This time, he wanted to be in the photo too.

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It needs a couple of alterations but I think I can safely say we’re both pretty happy about this choice! It was so much easier buying the dress with the mister that I almost wish I bought my wedding dress with him too, even if it would have ruined the surprise. The whole process was a breeze—no pressure, no anxiety, just fun.

Did you go dress shopping with your significant other?


Mrs. Crepe

Queens, NY/Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2011
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  1. lox Member
    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:30 am

    Crepe, you look FANTASTIC! :)

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    Joanna, Guest @ 8:35 am

    OH MY GOD YOU LOOK STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Wish I could gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo – or that I didn’t buy NKOTBSB tickets! :)

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    Joanna, Guest @ 8:38 am

    I had to come back and comment again about how drop dead GORGEOUS you look! AHHHH!!! :) That’s me screaming with excitement!!!!! :)

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    jillocb 198 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:38 am

    Oh my…you look absolutely beautiful in that dress! Great choice.

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    futuremrsloveday 518 posts, Busy bee @ 8:39 am

    Wow thats gorgeous!!

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    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:44 am

    that dress looks fab in both colors! so happy you had a happy ending to this saga!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:46 am

    You look amazing!! Great pick!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:54 am

    That dress is perfect for you, you look stunning! It’s so cute Mr. Crepe was so enthusiastic about it too!

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    discgirl 220 posts, Helper bee @ 8:58 am

    You look AMAZING!

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:11 am

    You look gorgeous, crepe!! :)

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    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 9:11 am

    That dress is amazing.

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    brighteyedgirl 2578 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:17 am

    I just have to reiterate what everyone else has said–you look stunning, amazing, beautiful–what a gorgeous dress!
    In fact, I need the exact same thing.. can you spare the details?

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 9:26 am

    @everyone, you guys are so sweet, thank you!!!

    @brighteyedgirl: Absolutely! It’s a Melissa Sweet bridesmaid dress, #MS312 in Valentina (red).

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:50 am

    Va-va-VOOM! You look amazing, Crepe!

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:44 am

    Looks amazing!

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    CarMar, Guest @ 10:53 am

    Is that the wedding shop in Hillsboro Village! So cute! I heart Nashville.

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    sloth 3196 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:57 am


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    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:25 am

    Oh my wow! That is one hot dress and you look AMAZING in it!

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    amarissak 52 posts, Worker bee @ 11:33 am

    Love it!

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    Lighter 68 posts, Worker bee @ 11:37 am

    LOOOVe the dress, you look amazing in it!

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    Misslizzy 282 posts, Helper bee @ 12:15 pm

    you look stunning!

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    MissMargie 769 posts, Busy bee @ 1:13 pm


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    ranchorelaxobride 69 posts, Worker bee @ 1:19 pm

    Let me be the 21st person to say you look AH-MAY-ZING in that dress.

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    nmeyer01 130 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:00 pm

    I LOVE it! You look stunning!

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:55 pm

    That dress is perfect!

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    Sapphire MOH, Guest @ 9:09 pm

    I won’t lie, when I saw that dress, my jaw dropped completely. The dress is stunning and you TOTALLY rock it.

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    brighteyedgirl 2578 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:57 am

    @Miss Crepe: Thanks so much! :]

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    ggarcia2 2 posts, Wannabee @ 3:04 pm

    you look gorgeous

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    michellelynne8 27 posts, Newbee @ 12:56 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS this dress is absolutely perfect for you!!!!! Look at your figure, you are stunning!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see your pictures!!! Beautiful girl!!

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