- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013 - Lake Taghkanic State Park
I really wanted a tea length dress, I started a thread for ladies to post pictures of their tea length dresses. I went to David’s Bridal and afterwards was sure I wanted a tea length dress. I really didn’t like any of the full length ones I tried on, the shorter ones were so much more my style and they were comfortable and fun and fit the feel I wanted for my wedding.
Then I went shopping another time with two of my bridesmaids that have totally different taste than me, and I ended up buying a full length dress.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love my dress, it’s GORGEOUS. I just don’t know if it fits the vision I have for my wedding. It is everything I said I didn’t want: full length, train, strapless, etc. The thing I loved about it was the beige/champagne color. I also got a really good deal on it. It’s just even with the amazing color it’s more traditional than I wanted… I’m having a non-religious outdoor ceremony officiated by a friend and a relatively casual tented afternoon lunch wedding. I originally just wanted something fun, retro, and low maintenence.
I bought the dress because it was beautiful, when they put the veil on me in it I started crying and it was the first time I had felt like a bride, and it was on sale and I didn’t want to pass it up. I’ve put it on twice since buying it and I still really like it, and I feel like a bride in it, but I’m not sure I feel like me in it… I thought this is my one chance in my life to feel like a bride so I went for it! But now I’m not so sure if that is what I really want.
Since I bought it I’ve been kind of worried in the back of my mind that I might end up feeling this way, but I was like it’s such a beautiful dress, of course everyone wants to have a beautiful dress! Then I watched the ‘Mad Men’ episode of My Fair Wedding and she got a an adorable Dolly Couture Tea Length dress (which is one of the stores I was considering visiting) and I just loved her look so much, and I just had this feeling like what if I made a huge mistake?
At first I was like maybe I’ll get a tea length dress for after the wedding (we’re getting married at a state park so after the reception we’re having a small camp out and s’mores party), Then I was like maybe I’ll wear my dress for the ceremony and get a different one for the reception. But idk if I found another one I really liked I don’t think I’d be heartbroken to scrap my first dress altogether… that’s prob not a good sign right?
It wouldn’t be a huge problem to change the dress, if I did it soon, My wedding is still almost 8 months away and I really didn’t spend much on my first dress at all.
I don’t know bees, what should I do? 🙁
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