Growing up, I used to tell my step-mom that one day I would wear white jeans and a white tank top to my wedding. To say I was a tomboy might be the understatement of the year. To this day, I’d pick a hoodie and sweatpants over a frilly dress any day of the week. But for my wedding, I’ll definitely make an exception, especially with such a pretty image of what the bridesmaids will look like in my head.
Warning: I don’t want to be a total tease, so I will let you know up front that I will not reveal my exact wedding dress. I will show you inspiration, dresses I’ve tried on and a similar photo from a designer website, but I am not going to reveal the real thing. Sorry to disappoint, but I figure if I am blogging about every other detail of the wedding, I should keep something a surprise! And remember, good things come to those who wait.
And now, it’s time to say goodbye to Mr. PB. Everyone wave goodbye! *waves*
My early inspiration dresses were these beauties:
Mia Solano M1067Z ”“ I love the lace of this dress and how it cascades down to the soft tulle.
Martina Liana 411 ”“ Lace + embellishments + softness = definite contender
Mori Lee 1861 ”“ I love the shape of the sweetheart on this dress and the impact of the bottom. And again, the embellishments and lace.
Are you sensing a theme here? I was looking for soft with sparkle details and some lace, strapless with a sweetheart neckline, fitted through the waist, and then a skirt that isn’t too full but isn’t form fitting.
Seeing as I am trying to lose weight, I wanted to wait a bit to go try on dresses. I am already insecure about my size—I don’t need yards and yards of white fabric to help remind me. I set a goal date of mid-July for dress shopping, which gave me 10 months from the time of the engagement and eight until the wedding. With most wedding dresses needing to be ordered at least six months before the wedding, I would have six weeks to hunt a dress down if I started officially searching in July. However, by time the end of May rolled around, I was getting impatient.
Were you inspired by any of the same dresses? Did you get impatient about waiting to dress shop?