- 6 months ago
- Wedding: June 2019 - Tacoma, WA
Okay, Bees…here goes another “possible dress regret” post.
I purchased my dress many months ago, and it’s been in my closet ever since. I fell in LOVE with it on the rack, sure that it wouldn’t fit me (second-hand bridal shop, so no option to purchase it in a larger size). I didn’t want to even try it on, for that reason. Eventually, after many other dresses, my cousin talked me into at least trying it on to see, since it was everything I wanted – touch of color. A bit of lace detail. Buttons all the way down the back and train. Absolutely “bridal” feeling. So, I tried it, and…it fit like a freaking glove. I tried on the contender again, just to make sure, but this was THE dress. So, I shelled out the $600 (!!!) to buy it on the spot.
My first fitting is this coming Friday.
I am 44, though arguably don’t really look my age. This is not my first marriage or, obviously, wedding (though, it IS the first wedding I’ve actually planned and feel excited about…but that’s another story). This is FI’s first marriage/wedding, if that matters. It’s important to Fiance that this feels like a freaking wedding, through and through.
But, now I’m just feeling like maybe the dress I got and fell in love with is just too “young” for me and I’m going to look ridiculous wearing it. I’m worried everyone attending will be like “why tf is she wearing that dress?!” knowing I’m 44 and not a first time bride.
My last wedding, I bought $15 sundress from the JC Penney clearance section and sewed flowers on it from the dollar store, and got married at a skating rink because that’s what my ex wanted and it was cheap. So, this time around, I’ve been a little excited to buy a “real” wedding dress and actually plan a wedding that Fiance and I BOTH want and love.
But…have I gone overboard with my excitement? Is my dress way too young for me? I guess, if it is, I have til Friday to find a new one. Hah.
Here’s the dress…thoughts? Please be brutally honest. I don’t want to look like a fool on my wedding day.