Choosing a wedding gown is hands down the most important to-do on your wedding list.
It is what everyone will see you walk down the aisle in.
It is what your hubby to be will be tearing up over as the doors open. (But let's be real ladies, you could walk down the aisle in a lime green tutu and he wouldn't feel any different).
It's that feeling that you have been waiting on since you were knee high to a grasshopper. eh hem... what does that even mean?
Let me let you in on a little secret of mine. I got my wedding dress before my wonderful husband proposed.
Shut the front door!
I did. I promise. We were REAL serious and he was working up the nerve to ask! He asked 4 months later!
My mama and I went on a frantic search for the dress that I had pulled out of a magazine years before. I found out that David's Bridal no longer had that dress online. Nor did most stores have it in stock.
I called Greenville. No luck. I called Columbia. No avail. I called Charleston. Size 2. Umm, this girls got curves so we would have to multiply that number. I called Charlotte. Too big.
I got discouraged and then my sweet mama told me to call the Asheville store. And behold an alterable dress!!! We begged them to hold it for 24 hours.
The next morning we almost walked in right at opening time. I gave my name picked up my dress and tried it on. It fit...
I teared up and asked mama to go find me a veil. And that was that. I had my dress.
I am sure that I was the only bride that had ever tried on the first dress they picked up and walked out with it in 30 minutes by the way the associates were looking at me!
Girls. My dream dress was $99 on the sales rack. That's the kind of girl I am.
Your dress doesn't have to be thousands of dollars. It doesn't have to come from a designer store. You don't have to have your whole posse there to watch.
All it needs is to make you feel like your best you. Like the kind of dress your husband has dreamed his wife would walk to him in. One that makes her look beautiful because of who she is, not who she is wearing.
Your story might be more glamorous than mine and that's okay! Just don't ever feel pressured to follow your Pinterest feed more than your spirit.
It's right almost 100% of the time. You'll be thankful you listened!
Love and Laughter,