Planning a wedding is not easy... it takes up alot of time.. I'm exhausted.
I'm lucky in that I've been able to secure the majority of my wedding vendors and even though they are on the other side of the globe they have been the best in making sure things are set. Invitations for my state-side guests have been sent and now it's just a matter of waiting for the RSVP's, and the other million little things that need to be done.
Like finding my dress.
I was excited and dreading this part. I knew that I didn't want to spend alot, I didn't want the sparkle and I didn't want to have to wear a strapless bra. What I soon found was that those three things didn't leave me with alot of options, or so I thought ;) There are so many options for the plus-size girl, especially if you are willing to venture online.
My experience: Don't be afraid to try all different styles, including those styles that you swear you would never try. I tried sparkles, short dresses, even strapless dresses - and some of the things I thought I would hate weren't actually half bad! Still, I had already visually imagined the kind of dress I wanted so I had an idea and wanted to search for it, but at least I knew I had some great options if it didn't work out.
I admit I was being goofy during wedding dress shopping..... I don't know what came over me. My poor bridesmaid has so many pics of me acting foolish, I feel bad for her having to deal with a clown like me. At least we found the bridesmaids dresses that day.
Fortunately for me, I found the exact dress I had imagined. Unfortunately it was online only - so that would mean I would have to buy it first and hope it worked. Well I loved it, too bad I couldn't breathe in it , lesson learned order your dress at least a size or two bigger than you are (duh, there's no stretch); I then realized that the only dress left in the size I needed wasn't available in "white" just "ivory". WHAT?!!
Sigh - thanks to my friend who took me off the mini-ledge I put myself on in regards to the white vs. ivory issue (stressing like this is not my style). I ordered the bigger dress in ivory and it came 2 days later - PERFECTION!! I can breathe in it and I even practiced my soca wine just to make sure. I refuse to give myself the added pressure of dieting in order to fit into a dress - if I lose 5-10 lbs before the big day cool, if not as long as I can still "buss a whine" I'm good.
SAYING "YES" to the dress has been a huge stress-relief; because there are so many other things that need my attention. My dress is simple, but elegant, just how I like it. I didn't think I'd be able to handle this schedule of mine along with the agony of not knowing what I was wearing on the big day - my fiancee told me that white jeans and a blouse was not acceptable when I attempted to "simplify" my wardrobe. ;)
For those Brides, Brides-to-Be, or those who like to look what do you look for in your special dress?
~Luvin' My Curves