- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Warning: temper tantrum ahead.
What was I thinking buying a big ol poofy satin dress with billions of layers of crinoline for a Labor Day wedding? I’ve talked myself into being excited for my dress a dozen times, the alterations are going to make it unique, and it’s pretty, and it suits my body type, blahblahblah. But I’m going to be sweating like a football player in that thing. It’s heavy, not breathable, and has all this sparkly stuff…I’m not a sparkly person.
This dress would be perfect for me if a) I was having a big formal wedding, and/or b) I was having a late fall/winter/early spring wedding and could add some great wrap or jacket. For my super casual rock and roll wedding, this lovely princessy gown is feeling less and less right.
I thought I could quell this by finding an inexpensive semi-formal black and red dress, to change into once things get rocking at the reception, or even just a short or knee length ‘wedding’ dress, but I haven’t found anything ‘special’ enough.
Then I thought maybe there could be some clearance dress at my local David’s or AA that won’t put me out by much money, won’t have to be ordered, won’t need a ton of alterations, and would be lighter and more appropriate. But I can’t even bring myself to make an appointment because without a doubt, I’ll find something I love that costs too much. And then I’ll feel even argh-ier.
I also thought about everyone’s go-to for all things pretty-wedding: Etsy. But I got overwhelmed. Same with Amazon, Ebay, and Overstock. And so far I haven’t found an answer beaming over the screen from internet-sales-land yet.
Guys, am I being irrational? 7 weeks to go so my options are precious few, but maybe there’s something I haven’t thought of? Does someone need to shake me and tell me to snap out of it? Or does someone just happen to know of a dress or style that might be my perfect solution? Or do I need to quietly walk away and think about this next week in the hopes I’ll get over it, and that it won’t come back again before Labor day? ARGH! Argh argh argh.