I’m pretty sure there are many women who dream of the day they will look into the mirror, cry, and say “yes” to the dress. I know I did when I was younger, and in my dream, everyone else cries and they bust open a bottle of champagne. We are celebrating a long day full of trying on dresses. I may have tried on 30 different dresses, but it was well worth it when this moment happens.
Reality is, it’s nothing like what we see on a certain famous show we love to watch.
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I went in to David’s Bridal with a few dresses I found online and one that I knew was the one I would be wearing, along with that dream of mine. Reality hit me pretty quickly when I saw there were no fancy couches and no private spaces for my family to sit and swoon over me. I’m pretty open about how shy I am, so this was terrifying to me. Anyone in the shop could/would be watching me try on my dresses. They sat in chairs outside the dressing room.