- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
I’ve been complaining nonstop about not being able to find my dream dress and still not feeling happy after buying 2 dresses…And all this time I’ve been wondering why it was so easy to pick a dress for my first wedding 10 years ago, but so difficult this time around. I thought it was because I was lucky enough to find the dream dress then but nothing went my way this time.
Well…today I picked up my wedding album from that wedding and looked at the photos. And realized just how many things weren’t all that great about that dress either! I must loved it so much then because I was 25, wearing a big white dress for the first time, seeing my transformation into a woman…But 10 years later, I feel like I’ve seen it all, I’ve already worn many awesome dresses, seen even more awesome dresses on others, it takes a lot to impress me now. I had such high aspirations that I would find something that tops my first dress and all others, that I would look better than I ever did, that I set myself up for disappointment. Had I just walked into a David’s Bridal and purchased something without ever looking at any other dresses, and had never found this forum and spent months analyzing and comparing and criticizing dresses, I probably would’ve been a much happier bride now.
Final words of wisdom: Don’t overthink it and become jaded like me. But even as I write this, it’s hard for me to let go of that image of perfection in my head.