- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I bought a friggin dress today. Finally. Phew! Deep sigh of relief. It’s done!
Whoever thinks there should be some magic mystical sky-opening, lights-shining, angels-sining moment for finding a wedding dress needs to know: it’s not like that for everyone!!
Here is a list of the non-traditional MUST HAVES for my style of getting this wedding item checked of my list:
1. My Fiance and my parents: Yep, my Fiance saw the dress. Yikes! really though, I didn’t want to wait until I walked down the aisle to see his reaction. He’s a considerate and caring man, but he can’t hide it when he likes or dislikes something. My parents are similar. They are transparent. So I only bought a dress that my Fi and I both liked (my parents like all of my top 5 and my Fiance helped me choose between my top 2).
2. Photos: I don’t make purchases under pressure sales situations. I collect as much info as possible, take it home, roll it over, process it a few days, then I hone in on a choice… for a dress, an essential piece of info is a photo. If I couldn’t get a photo of myself in the dress, I couldn’t pick it.
3. Strangers: The help I got from strangers on the internet…ie: the HIVE! was more helpful than my sister or friend. Involving my BM’s and other people at the wedding (other than my FI) got my head all cluttered with what other people might think. And frankly, it doesn’t matter what my guests think. Strangers on the internet don’t know me and have no strings attached to the wedding, so they can just reaction to a photo. This helped me see how my dress might look in general in wedding photos.
4. Vodka: yeah, a martini instead of champagne… bubbly gives me a headache, and the point of a drink at the close of this decision is to get rid of the headache it’s caused me, lol!