- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
All right, so here it is: I have a huge fear of dress shopping. I always have; no matter what the dress has been for. I’m your tom-boy at heart type of girl, but honest, I do love dressing up every once in a while.
My mom, and my Maid/Matron of Honor, both want me to start trying on dresses – keep in mind that my wedding won’t be until 2014. My older sister cut my mom out of the wedding planning process – and I was in a fashion show at 16 where I modeled wedding dresses, so I think that’s where my mom is getting her “ready to look” from.
Because I am one of those type A personalities, I want to find a dress, because I want to have that part done with.
I have tried on some dresses, but I always feel like a fraud, or sick to my stomach; I can’t deicide which feeling has the most power over me. I haven’t had great experiences with dress shopping in the past.
I know that I have a few issues going on: my body is not where I want it to be right now – but at the same time, when I was in high school, I had over-exercising disorder, and my fiancé is concerned I may be heading down that road again, so I make him nervous too.
My mom knows I get anxiety issues when it comes to dresses, and she is trying to be really supportive. She lovingly/jokingly tells me she will just get me a few drinks first. I love her very, very much – and I want her to be a part of me finding a dress.
For those of you who already found a dress that you love, do you have any tips to help ease anxiety issues? Thanks in advance 🙂