- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
…my DRESS, that is!
Yes, you read correctly. No need to adjust your monitor: I, Badabing88, have my wedding dress before my ring. Before pitchforks start getting sharpened, let me explain:
On Saturday, we were out doing our usual weekend shopping/mall-walking, when we passed by a bridal store where I’ve purchased gowns in the past for pageants, etc. We stopped in and while I was walking around, I spotted this dress. It was immediately familiar to me, but I couldnt place why. An eagle-eyed salesgirl saw me eye-fucking it and walked over and asked me if I’d like to try it on. Like a good, un-engaged Bee I declined, but did ask who made it. When she told me, it clicked: last week, when I was doing my daily wedding searching, I found this amazing dress I saved as “inspiration”: something I’d kill for but could never get.
I explained to the salesgirl that my awesome Boyfriend or Best Friend lets me look but says I cant try on until I get my ring. She gave me her card and said “well, just so you know, it is our last one and I cannot order another” then looks at my Boyfriend or Best Friend and says “don’t let her miss out!” We chuckled and left.
As we continued our stroll, we couldnt stop talking about “that dress.” My Boyfriend or Best Friend looks at me and says “why don’t we go try it on? just to get an idea.” Trying to look sauve and not poop my pants, I replied “if you want.”
So we go BACK to the dress shop and tell the girl that I want to try it on “just to get an idea”, and she happily obliges. Bees, it was the one. When you know, you know. I didnt cry or anything because I didnt want to look like any more of a psychopath, but on the inside I was. Of course the owner and seamstress and other customers kept coming over and making a big deal, telling us “congrats”, and I knew it was going to break my heart to take that dress off. But I did, thanked the girl, and we left.
Again, on the drive home, it’s all we could talk about. When we GOT home it’s all we could talk about. We’d been home 15 minutes talking about it when Boyfriend or Best Friend said “maybe you should get it. I don’t want you to get a ring in a few months and go back and it’s gone. you looked incredible, I can absolutely see myself marrying you in that.” I spent another 15 questioning him, making sure he was 100% on board and happy with the decision. He assured me he wanted me to go ahead and get it…aaaaaaand out the door back to the store I went!
So now, I join the ranks with “those girls.” I am internally struggling as to whether or not to post pics for two reasons: 1. it’s not even CLOSE to completion yet, as there are still alterations and customizations to be made. 2. I am so happy with MY choice and on cloud 9 right now that I’m worried someone being snarky about my “unconventional dress choice” would break my little heart. So I’ll wait.
BoxerLady can vouch it’s pretty rad 🙂