Friday, August 20, 2010
The Wedding Gown
No, that picture is not of my wedding dress. Can't have FH seeing it online, but I had to get your attention somehow!
Yesterday, I said HELLO to my new wedding dress. Fresh from the dry cleaners. I bought it at a place called VOWS (www.bridepower.com). I call it the TJ Maxx for wedding dresses. Beautiful designer, and I mean designer gowns for over 50% off! People from all over the country come here to find their perfect dress. My friend and I went here about 3 weeks after I got engaged. She said to me: "Are you ready to buy a dress tonight?!" I was skeptical of course - only my 2nd shop, was I really going to find one? We started pulling dresses like it was nobody's business!! And there it was, my dress.
Some people say they cried, some people said they didn't. Some people say they go in with one idea, and end up buying a totally different dress. I cried. I bought 80% of what I thought I would get, and I love it. 2 months later, I still love it. I still look at bridal magazines and I can't find one dress I like better than mine. No buyer's remorse here!
So, when I picked it up yesterday, and held it in my arms, I cried again. It is probably the most tangible thing about a wedding other than your FH and your ring. It's what makes getting married real and beautiful.
One day next year I'll have to take it off for good and say goodbye to it...or will I? Remember that Friends episode where all the girls are sitting in front of the tv with popcorn? The one where they are all in their wedding dresses? My girlfriends and I are planning that day together - sometime after my wedding. We'll get to say hello to our dresses one more time. And maybe we'll cry again...probably with laughter!