- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
So last weekend my mum, Sis and Aunt went out for our first hunt for “white fluff” — my wedding dress.And we succeeded in one try even!! Since we have only 4 months left before the wedding, we went ahead and ordered the dress right away since the lady in the store warned me that waiting for too long might result in the dress not being ready in time (normally it takes this brand/make 4 months to ship newly ordered dresses, but she ensured me that my dress would be ready for a first fitting halfway-end of July, so it would be ready plenty in time before the wedding).
After browsing the net and flipping through magazines and catalogues I had a pretty good idea about what I liked and disliked and I had envisioned myself in a dress with a not-too-wide skirt and a cute short trail. There had been some dresses that I really liked the tops off, and couldn’t really make out what kind of skirt they had on the pictures so I made sure I saw these in real as well. Even tried one of them on (a lovely Rembo Styling dress, with lovely accents around the shoulder and backline) but the skirt was huuuuuge hah. Not really my style!!
In total I tried on 6 dresses, though once I had tried on #3 I kinda new that was the one. The other dresses I mainly tried on to rule out other style ideas and to make sure that #3 really was what I wanted. I felt great wearing it, and kinda didn’t wanted to take it off 😉 It’s a lovely, elegant, stylish and a little modern dress, with a halter and real pretty embroidery that goes from the neckline down one side of the dress, with some little shiney beads in it as well. I’d show you a pic of me in it if I wasn’t a little too shy to do so heh. Anyway, dress and shrug and all ordered, my mum is gifting me the dress so she made the downpayment etc, and off home we went!
The day after I was browsing the net for photographers and thats when the doubt and worries hit me.
Did I not end up picking out a dress that has way more skirt then I really wanted? The train is a little on the long side but will be adjusted to my liking, and the rest is just really lovely — tis mainly the skirt width that is concerning me.
Did I try on enough different dresses, or visited other stores as well? We picked a large store that is wellknown for it huge collection, to make sure I had all options open. I did try on a dress with the style of skirt I had in mind but didn’t like it as well as I thought I would, but that might have been also due to the fact the whole dress had embroidered roses on it which just was too much.
Should I not have slept on it before making my final decision and ordering the dress? There just wasn’t really the time to do so as it takes so long for dresses to be ready and I didn’t wanted to end up having to pick a dress I didn’t Really love just cause it would be ready within a shorter time frame.
Etcetcetc. I even had a bit of a cry over it — it is a lot of money and not even my own money since my mum is treating me with my dress so what if I picked out the wrong one? In the end I couldn’t even bare looking at the pics of me in the dress; I liked what I saw (the dress looks real nice on me if I may say so) but was sooo worried it wouldn’t fit the type of wedding I/we have in mind (small, intimate, cosy etc). My Fiance asked me what was wrong and after a little pushing from his side I fessed up my concerns, and felt even crazier heh. Tis his second wedding and he once mentioned something like that he’d be fine if I didn’t want a real wedding dress and that he thought it was a waste of money to spend a lot of bucks on a dress you only wear once etc — so that definitely didn’t help either heh, it only added to my worries that there might be “too much dress” etc. Luckily he responded that whatever dress I picked he was 200% sure I would look stunning and that the only thing that mattered to him was that I did what felt good for me, and that I shouldn’t listen to some of his crazy babbles. Tis OUR wedding so we both get to decide on what we feel is important to us, and having a traditional nice wedding dress is important to me. I think that maybe I was worried about things that I really shouldn’t be worried about.
Anyway, before I end up wrtting 2000 more words, I was wondering whether there are more of you bees out there that have had second thoughts or small panic attacks about whether or not you picked out the right dress. I by now have settled down and am much more confident about my choice — I love the dress and I felt really comfortable and good wearing it so that’s the most important thing. But I can’t help but feel a little crazy/silly bout having such a panic about it .. 🙂 So it would be great to know I wasn’t the only one!