My mom and sister (my maid of honor!) are coming to town this weekend for a little wedding dress shopping. I tried on a few dresses at David’s Bridal the weekend after I got engaged for fun, but this round feels like the real deal. 😉
Surprisingly, finding a wedding dress hasn’t been the biggest thing on my mind with wedding planning. That’s surprising because I thought it would be. I thought as soon as Derek ‘put a ring on it’ I would be all about finding ‘the perfect dress’ from day one.
Sure I had some fun trying on dresses in January (at my mom’s urging!), but that was just fun – the thought of actually committing to a dress scares the crap out of me! What if I pick the wrong one and regret it? A year is a long time – I could easily change my mind between now and then on a dress. Anything can happen. Styles can change, my taste can change, my body type can change, and so on and so on. What if I saw photos later and didn’t like it? Too. Much. Pressure.
So instead of committing to a dress right away, I focused on committing to a venue. I found a theme I loved, a venue I loved, a caterer I loved, and crossed those big items off my list. All those things came together easily because, well, they just felt right. After that pressure was off, I realized it could be the same way with finding a dress. So after all of that, I’m now ready to start the search. I’m still not sure I’m really ready to commit just yet (famous last words, right?) , but I do think it would be nice to see what options are out there and what works on my body type.
After having a little fun on Pinterest (I may or may not have a Wedding Dress Board 😉 ) I have found two particular styles I’m currently obsessed with:
Lacey and form-fitting
Or simplistic ball gowns with a touch of flair
Current loves: the color ivory, sweetheart necklines, lace, ribbon belts
Current not-so-loves: rhinestones, shiny dress material, necklines that are cut straight across the top
Of course I can walk in on Saturday and select something completely different. Looking at dresses (on models’ bodies!) is one thing, trying those styles on in store is a whole other story. We shall see! 🙂
Do you have any wedding dress shopping tips?