**** Mr. Toucan, you may not want to read this post ****
I’ve changed my mind about a billion times with almost all of my wedding decisions. The one area I didn’t think I would be changing my mind was my wedding dress decision. In all honesty, while I really liked my wedding dress, I never loved it. Former brides and other brides-to-be have said that you just know when you find the dress. I never believed them – it’s just a dress right? So, off I went to Running of the Brides last year, and I got a dress. I never really believed it was THE dress, because quite frankly, I didn’t really care about my dress. It’s just a dress. For one day. Or really, for a few hours. I didn’t care.
Or, so I thought.
It was almost a year ago, when I bought my dress. As time passed, I started fighting off feelings of doubt about my dress. Is it really “me?”
The dress in question:
There was no denying that I thought the dress was beautiful. And it almost fit perfectly already! And yet, there was something I wasn’t feeling. In the dress, I looked like a bride, but I felt out of character. I kept trying to convince myself that it was just one day, and that on my wedding day, I’d feel beautiful in anything that I wore.
And then, last week happened. I came to the realization that I had completely missed out on a real dress shopping experience. At Running of the Brides, I had tried on mostly A-line gowns. I didn’t know how other silhouettes looked on me.
So with about 2 months left until the wedding, I decided that even if I didn’t find a dress that I truly loved, I owed it to myself to at least go wedding dress shopping. After all, I certainly don’t plan on ever going wedding dress shopping again!
Stay tuned for Part II – Dress Shopping at T-2 Months