Disclaimer, first and foremost: since Mr. Sugar Cube helps contribute to my blogging and neither one of us wants to risk him seeing me in the dress I chose, there’s no photo of me IN said dress. Sorry.
After you become engaged, one of the priorities is finding a wedding dress. (At least it was for me.) The excitement builds as you try to prepare yourself for what’s in store. You read blog posts about other brides’ experience and tips on various wedding websites, and you browse online and in magazines for dresses you like and/or need to try on. People tell you what you should bring with you, who you should bring with you, and that you should eat before your appointment (take a KIND bar or two with you to the appointment even).
What no one seems to tell you is what could happen after you say yes to the dress. Turns out it’s not just sticker shock that you can get, but “dress regret” as well. No, no one tells you that you may second guess yourself and start to picture your dress differently on your body than how it looked the day you picked it. No one tells you that you will go back and forth between wanting to have a romantic feel to your overall look and wanting a bohemian carefree vibe and wanting to go all out because you can realistically only get away with it once. And seriously, with all the beautiful dresses after beautiful dresses that come out, how do more brides not start to question their choice?!