Friday, January 13

Smart Wedding: Finding "the" Dress

Anyone remember this post from way back in March of last year? No? Ok, well let me refresh your memory. I had recently taken a trip to New York City to try on dresses at Kleinfeld's where I fell hopelessly in love with this beauty from designer Augusta Jones. I have basically been pining over this dress for the last 8 months. I've been considering  busting my budget for it. That is until recently, when reality set in. Who am I to think I can go out and drop three grand on a dress?

I've heard people say: 
"It's your day"
"You'll always regret not getting "the" dress"
"You only get one wedding"
Blah. Blah. Blah. 

At the end of the day, it's still money. So to the relief of SSF and my parents, I came to my senses and decided to keep looking. And you know what? It is possible to find more than one dress that looks absolutely amazing on you. It's also possible to find a dress that's a more affordable. I went last weekend and tried on a few dresses and found two beautiful ones I could see myself in for the wedding. I have a 2 more appointments this weekend, one of them being a follow-up to last week's, and I am dragging everyone but SSF with me so I can finally make a decision. 

So to all you ladies out there, getting married in the next year, longing for that expensive dress that in no way, shape, or form, fits your budget. My advice is don't believe the hype. Don't buy in to all the excitement of getting married and buying a wedding dress. Stay focused and most importantly stay under budget!  Oh, and once you found your dress, stop looking!

Now, pretty pictures: 

Bridemaids: I hope you are reading this. This is my vision. Go buy your dresses. 

this cracks me up.

love the intimacy of a long table, it will be perfect for our small wedding.

Again, bridesmaids.. be prepared. I may make you do this the morning after the wedding.

Have a good weekend! 

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