- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
I’m relatively new here but, boy, do I wish I had started perusing these boards earlier. It probably would have saved me a lot of “I feel so alone/crazy” stress.
I’m a planner and basically had everything done for my April 2013 wedding oh, about two months ago. This has left me with a lot of time to sit around and second-guess every decision I have made.
The worst of it all has been the dress. I said yes to the dress way back in February. The problem was that the store wouldn’t let me take pics of it until after I had put down my deposit.
At which point I started looking at the pics and slowly realizing…wow, I did not like the way this dress photographs. Months of feeling this way turned into, of course, hating my dress. And dreading getting it in January. And feeling stupid for being so hasty in my decision…blah, blah, blah. Basically a lot of me feeling miserable and dumb.
It took me months and months to realize…I just really needed to get a new dress. Despite the fact that it looked like I would completely lose my deposit. And despite the fact that it would mean having to put some things on a credit card. I just couldn’t take dreading what I was going to wear anymore.
So I fell in love with a new dress. It was over budget. It was not AT ALL what I pictured myself wearing on my wedding day originally. But when I put it on…I just felt beautiful. And, yes, in photos too.
I took the plunge and bought it AND…a few days later found out I could get the deposit back on my old dress. Which was an EXTREMELY welcome surprise.
Only three people know about the new dress (my mom, aunt and sister) and I actually intend to keep it that way: I’m going to surprise the rest of my bridal party! But I’m so excited that I wanted to share my dress pics somewhere. Behold anonymous Internet board. 🙂
So here is Dress #1 that ended up being the Dress of Misery and Regret:
And here is Dress #2 of Awesome:
I’m so, so excited!
Thanks for letting me indulge in the squeeing, bees! 🙂