For all my people (all 10 of you who read my blog :D) out there who are wondering if my dress shopping was a success or not……
I said Yes!
I said yes to the dress!
It was quite an interesting process, I must say. For someone who didn’t really care much about what dress she walked down the aisle in, it sure did cause a little stress, anxiety and dare I say….excitement! My decision seemed to be the opposite of what I originally thought I was going for. I didn’t want to just look like myself. I decided that I wanted to look like my “wow” self.
I mean, after people trying for several years to get us down the aisle, why waste the moment looking like I normally do?
I decided that I’m going to seize the moment.
I’m going to make this my day.
I mean, it is my day, right?
I was in this store for about 2 hours trying on dresses that I felt I wasn’t really loving the way I loved the dress I had in mind. At the last minute, my cousin and I went back and pulled a few more dresses. When I tried on “the one”, I still had 2 more dresses left but I knew I didn’t need to try them on. I had 3 to choose from.
The first one was very me. Too me.
The second one was less “me”but still had a me factor. There were a couple of things I was also thinking about changing.
The third dress had me asking….”is this too much?” I didn’t necessarily mean in price. It wasn’t exactly what I was going for and it wasn’t exactly me, which was exactly the reason I ended up choosing it.
During my hunt for “the” dress, ending up with 3 favorites was apparently a good problem to have. There was something I loved about each one, but the one I ended up with just made me feel a certain way and there were a lot of positives in getting it.
1. It made me look “wow” (though one of the other dresses made me look like I could just stop going to the gym)
2. It was far less expensive than the dress I was previously going to get.
3. I was able to take the dress home as it was (no rush fees, no shipping)
4. The only alterations I’ll probably need is hemming the length (and perhaps if I lose weight I’ll need to take it in).
5. My wonderful Nanny also purchased a lovely “something new” piece for my dress that takes it up a notch. (thanks again Nanny 😙).
With all these positives, how could I not get it? Now, I’ll definitely miss the one that I originally wanted. It did such fabulous things to my body. I just have a hard time spending that much money. Im pretty frugal for the most part. I still feel a bit guilty about the dress I did purchase. It was less than half the price, though so it kinda helps to soften the blow.
So, there ya have it. I finally said yes!
Now I have to think about where else I can wear this dress. Perhaps while writing, in the car for a coffee run, maybe while washing the car. The possibilities are endless. Gotta get my money’s worth!
Next stop…..gear for the bridesmaids, the flower girl and ring boy. 💕