Sunday, September 13, 2009

After Trying on Over 50 Dresses....

Friday I got off work early and I ordered my dress!

This is the kinda weird part that is somewhat bothering me. When my mom and I got there, this really mean girl I went to high school with is my dress. Well not my dress, but the sample of my dress. She was one of the popular soccer girls, and she was not nice, ever. So she goes 20 minutes into my appointment and buys my dress.

She's also getting married in St Louis, but in April, not July. This is the only time I've seen this girl since high school, and I doubt I'll see her more than once or twice in the next 5 years-if that. It's not like anyone but me and my mom are going to know that we have the same dress. We won't even have the same dress, because I'm having it cut in the satin, and she isn't.

I think it's bothering me so much because here was this girl that in high school was "perfect," wearing a dress that made me feel so beautiful. Old insecurities kicked in, you know? So when they left to look at bridesmaid's dresses, I tried it on for my mom and completely forgot everything about her....because that dress is gorgeous, I love the way it makes me feel, and I can't wait to marry Ryan in it.

Anyway, dress is ordered, half of it is paid for, and I'll see it sometime in February. No more looking at dresses because now I can't change my mind! Friday night there was a "Say Yes to the Dress" marathon on and it made me realize what a great price my dress is. I know I'm biased, but I think that mine is much prettier than some of the ones on that show....and $4,000 less!

How far ahead of your wedding did you order your dress? Was it hard to stop looking after you ordered it?


  1. I ordered my dress in May 2009 for our May 2010 wedding. I still look at wedding dresses all the time. I always see ones I like but know I picked the right dress for the tone and mood of our wedding. I love watching 'Say Yes to the Dress.' It makes me feel like I got a good deal too! I feel like my dress has 10 times as much detail as some of the dresses on that show, and for thousands less!!

  2. That would be hard for me see someone that I really didn't like in "my" dress. I'm glad that you're ok with it all after putting on your dress again, and that the whole experience didn't ruin your dress for you!

    I ordered my dress in February for our October wedding. I thought that I would have a hard time not looking at dresses anymore, but it was really a relief. And I was able to see a pretty dress and admit that it was pretty, but still LOVE my own dress. I DID have dress-envy for one dress that I've seen since purchasing my own dress, but it was short-lived!

  3. I think the dress you finally picked was the one that look the most stunning on you! Its by far my fave!

  4. I'm SO late to the party here, but I couldn't resist commenting . . . you look so lovely in that dress -- and I'm not just saying that because I'm partial to v-necks, either!

    I ordered my dress in December, and it just arrived a few weeks ago (the wedding is in August). After I tried it on, we did try on a few more but only because I had an appointment. Still, there was really no comparing how much like me I felt in the dress. Once I ordered it, I didn't look back . . . no more dress shopping!


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