- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
First things first, this is a ridiculously long post for something really quite simple. Sorry in advance for my all out rambling!
It all started when I found an absolutely beautiful all lace designer gown for a crazy low price. Since lace was the most important thing to me about my dress (and man, was this lace beautiful) I bought it on the spot! (No way would I let someone steal this gem out from under me, right)
Then I started thinking. This gown in a mermaid silhouette. I never really knew what silhouette I wanted, but since I’m an hourglass shape, I felt I could rock this mermaid. Then I felt like something wasn’t right. The dress was stunning and it looked good on me, but something just wasn’t quite THERE for me. Finally, I realized that although I felt beautiful and shapely in this dress, I didn’t feel bridal. That’s when a dress on Pinterest changed my life.
I was just scrolling through the random wedding category looking for ideas, when I saw the back of a dress. I just new I needed to make this happen. I started looking for ideas for the front of the dress since I couldn’t figure out who the designer was. I created a dress that is exactly what I wanted. It is a flowy, lacy, a-line. Ahhh! BRIDAL!
At this point, I decided to contact Jasmines to see about getting this dress made for me. I would wear it as the ceremony dress (since it is more “bridal”) and then change into my curve hugging mermaid for the reception! Perfect, right?
Nope, this brings me to my current problem. We are having our wedding out of town, and most of our family will be at the ceremony and reception (very conservative). They are all against drinking and dancing (which FI and I are all about!). We have discussed having the ceremony and reception as planned (same venue), but since most of our friends will be staying in the same hotel, we could have an “after party” at the hotel (or somewhere nearby) to celebrate and have a few more drinks and really let loose. This way we can only have a few signature cocktails at the wedding, so no one is making our families feel uncomfortable. The reception will also be ending earlier in the night then we would like because most of our families will be driving back home that night (most live 1-2 hours away)
Here is where the problem comes in. I don’t want to party at a hotel in a full blown wedding dress! I would LOVE to be able to change into a cute little shorter dress to party in, but is that absolutely ridiculous? That would mean I would have THREE DIFFERENT DRESSES (Gosh, I can hear how crazy I sound in my own head!) But now I have this idea of having a blast in a cute little white cocktail dress, and it won’t go away! Crazy, right?!
HELPP MEEE! I AM STARTING TO LOSE IT!
ETA: Money isn’t really a big issue to us because we have somehow been able to keep most aspects of the wedding waaaayyyyy under budget. I also plan on selling my dresses right after the wedding so there really isn’t any “emotional attachment” to them, or worry about finding room to store them.