Oh my! I was just informed that my dress is in! I was expecting it in May but now its here! EEEEK! I feel very nervous to see it and try it on again. What if I don't like it? What if it turns out not to be "the one"? That mythical, magical dress that sweeps me off my feet and turns me from a frog into a Princess with glass slippers?
Ok, mostly joking! I know there is not the perfect "one" dress just like there isn't the "one" perfect man for me and just like our wedding isn't going to be perfect. This isn't the Matrix and there isn't the One anything.
But. I did have my heart set on a dress and this dress is not it. I settled. I settled for the dress under $500 instead of shelling out $1,500 for the dress that really sang to me. Am I going to be happy with that decision? I can't tell, and I'm nervous to find out.
I have been doing lots of thinking about how to make the best of my little lovely dress. Because it is a lovely dress and it looks great on me. Its just very....bridal. Which is not what I was going for. I had really wanted a short, fun, white dress but never found anything in my price range. My dress is full length, strapless, made out of taffeta and ruschy all over the place in a subtle fit 'n flare style. Its a great dress but I need to do a little something to ensure that I feel like ME in it. I don't want to feel like The Bride. I want to feel like me...who just happens to be getting married.
To make it feel more like me I'm going to chop off the train and maybe use that extra fabric to make a jumbo taffeta flower that will sit on my hip. Or thats my only idea so far.
Any other ideas on how to take a dress and spice it up? Add some flair? Take the bridal level down a notch and turn up the fun?
Note: I suppose I'll share a link to the dress so you can see it! To the boy, DON'T PEAK! Not that I'm superstitious or anything, but I wanna savor that moment when you see me and get that dumbfounded look on your face! That's my favorite!