Until now, all of my planning has involved putting sticky notes on every other page in 6 bridal magazines, reading every article on theknot.com, and dreaming up far-fetched plans that will most likely not happen. Yesterday, was a different day though. Christmas was officially over, so people were able to focus on what’s truly important-me!
These are the things my fiancé and I accomplished this weekend:
- We ordered my wedding band. Three more diamonds please!
- We picked up information on gift registry. I want a Dyson and a gravy boat!
- We decided on a budget.
- We agreed on donating to the Canadian Cancer Society instead of giving party favours. I have always thought party favours were a waste of money. No, I don’t want any more candy-coated almonds.
- The most important thing of all happened- I found my dress! Let me tell you the tale of my dress.
The other day, I found my dream dress online. The problem was that no one had it. I didn’t think I would find anything as perfect as that dress. Last night, I went into Isabelle’s Bridal without any expectations. It was my first time wedding dress shopping. I was given little hearts to put on the hangers of dresses I liked. It was so much fun going through all of the silk, taffeta, and crinoline. I have a problem with tulle and crinoline-I need to touch it and play with it. I was in crinoline heaven! I was setup in a room, and I began to try dresses on. I knew what I wanted going in.
The dresses were alright, but nothing was jumping out at me. I decided to try on a pouffy, princess dress just for fun. I felt like the Cupcake Princess. To me, that was a good thing. Oh! The crinoline! I actually had tears in my eyes. I’m still not sure why, but I did. It was while wearing this wonderful dress that I really started to feel like a bride. The problem was that it wasn’t the style I thought I wanted. So, I tried on a few more dresses.
I found one that I really liked, but I wanted to make too many changes. The bridal consultant had an idea. She knew of the sister dress, which had the features that I loved and didn’t have the things that I hated. The dress was beautiful. I felt elegant and sexy. I was caught between a rock and a crinoline place. I wasn’t even planning on buying a dress today, and now I had two dresses that I was in love with. The princess happy dress, and the sexy adult dress. I loved both for different reasons. Then, out walked my bridesmaid in the perfect bridesmaid dress. It worked perfectly with the elegant dress; however, it would look really beautiful with the princess dress too.
I know the way my mind works, so I decided to sleep on it. I knew that in the night I would dream about one dress and know that it’s the one. I have always heard that when you try on the right dress, you will know that it’s “the one.” I found “the two.”
So, did I dream last night? I sure did… but you will have to stay tuned to find out which dress I choose!