First, an announcement: I am finally caught up at work (after TWO STRAIGHT MONTHS of being totally behind!) which means that I will finally have the extra time I need to fully devote to blogging! Thanks for hanging in there with me these last few weeks, gang, as I traveled and played a lot of
ketchup catch-up (oh, I couldn’t resist!). I will hopefully now have three to four posts per week coming for you guys!
And the first post of this week is that I AM GOING DRESS SHOPPING!!! Hooray! The stars magically aligned so that all my “must-be-theres” could come with me…so on Saturday morning, I will set out with my mom, Dr. Groomy’s mom, my sister (who is my MOH) and my friend of honor (FOH!) Kristin (one of my bridesmaids and closest friends). I am so excited—I feel like this is when the “real” wedding planning starts. Since we are having a formal wedding, I feel as though I sort of can’t plan anything else until I get my dress, as it will set the formality of the event and thus dictate what the bridesmaids and mothers will wear. Once we have the bridesmaids’ dresses chosen, then I can move on to flowers and cake, and so on. So this is a huge step for me!
I’m planning on going into dress shopping with a pretty open mind. I know what types of gowns I gravitate towards, but I am willing to try on everything and anything and I would like to try on many different styles to see what might look best on me. Will it…
be a beautiful mermaid gown? or perhaps a lovely ball gown?
have sleeves? or be strapless and embellished?
I am thrilled to finally be going but I am also nervous. I’m not nervous about shopping, or finding the dress, or any of that—I am worried about the store! I have heard so many horror stories about bridal shops going bankrupt and brides losing their money—and their dresses!—because of it. I plan to do a full review of the store or stores we end up going to when I am done, but needless to say, the store I am planning on shopping at has a good, solid reputation and very few bad reviews, so I should have nothing to worry about…but I still am!
I am also a little sad—I have so much enjoyed trolling for dresses and magazines online, in magazines, and on tv that I sort of don’t want it to end! Did anyone else feel this way when they finally went dress shopping? I am so excited to do it but I wish the whole process would last a little longer. As I’ve said before, I know I’ll know it when I put it on and I’m usually a quick find. I guess we’ll see after this weekend!
Finally, I leave you asking for some advice: what should I wear while dress shopping? Heels, even if they’re not my wedding shoes? Also, should I be going out and getting a white strapless bra? I only own a black strapless. Do I bring the bra with me?! So much to think about—leave me with some advice, please!