- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
First of all, let me start by saying that I did NOT want a big white puffy wedding dress. AT ALL. I wanted a beautiful black dress, that’s what I was set on. AND, to top it off, I needed something with sleaves because I HATE my arms. Being a bigger girl made me feel so much more hopeless about finding a great dress. I didn’t even want to go looking for dress to avoid the disappointment of not looking like that beautiful bride that I see in the magazines or even in the posts on here. I felt that because I am heavier than "the norm" it would be impossible and that I would have to settle.
So, two of my friends and I went to David’s Bridal on Friday. I was just going to look around, try on a few dresses, maybe a few gowns. I tried on 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, 2 were really nice. It was then time to move on to the wedding gowns. We kinda just skimmed through the racks and picked a few gowns. I just wanted to see how ridiculous I would look in a wedding gown. I am NOT a girlie girl. The last time I wore a dress was about 5 years ago.
Well, I went into the dressing room, put on all the hoop-lah then the dress. Had the lady come in and lace me up, opened the door and the look on my friends’ faces was priceless. I came out, stood on the little round thing, looked in the mirror and did NOT see myself. OMG, I took my own breath away. Not in any type of conceited way, just in the fact that I never in my life thought I would put on a wedding dress and look at myself and literally, in a very cliche way, which I am always against cliche, I looked at myself and felt like THAT princess that every bride to be wants to be on her wedding day. I turned around and my friends and I died over it. One started tearing up, then I did. Then we both kind of cried. It was amazing.
I could not have asked for a better wedding dress shopping experience. Everything feels so much more real. I can’t stop smiling, I can’t stop thinking about how much I love him, I can’t stop thinking about everyone’s faces when I walk out that day and they all see that I did NOT pick that black dress that they were ALL against and upset about. The best part of it all though, is that I love it with every bit of my heart.
I hope every girl with very little hope of finding THE dress because she’s bigger, will read this and be reassured that it will happen. You just have to walk in there with an open mind and accept that you can be that beautiful bride that you never thought possible.
So, with all of that said, here is the dress that I will be wearing on my wedding day. I am in love with it and how I look in it. =)
Here’s a picture of it, that’s not me of course.