Not long after I got back, we went into wedding planning mode!! With the holidays over, it's definitely time to start working on this major project! We've made some serious progress. Save the dates - done. (not mailed yet, but this week... hopefully) Registry - done (Target - of course). And, thanks to some pushing from good girlfriends, I started my search for THE WEDDING DRESS. I was never one of those girls who had all these "dreams" about her wedding, you know? So, I was really intimidated by the trip to David's Bridal. Whoaaa.... All I knew for sure was that I didn't want anything poofy or anything princessy. I had fun but left more confused than I entered.
**Note: I'm not posting a picture of THE DRESS because I'm going all old-school and I don't want my man to see it or me in it. So, don't expect to see pictures of it here, but if you want to see it,email me.
I didn't find it on this trip, but like I said, Gretchen and I had a great time!
Sometimes the names of these places just crack me up!
The only thing that would make this better is if it was singular - Oh! Nail
True to form, we both saw the sign and Gretchen just walked over to the sign... she didn't have to ask me if I had my camera, and I didn't have to ask if she wanted me to take a picture.
We had dinner at Tommy Thai.
I'm thinking Tommy isn't his real name, you know?
But it was YUMMY!! I love Thai food. Ann, shout out to you for moving to a place with awesome food - I can't wait to come visit you ONE DAY!
Then, it was into David's Bridal we went... I tried on a parade of dresses. I was a little scared at first, but then it was fun... then I ran out of energy because I had been awake for like 20 hours... which is why I look like death. Like I said, none of these are THE DRESS but the pictures are fun to look at and part of the reason I love having a blog is for selfish reasons, I love looking back at the memories, so here are some pics of the Not-My-Dress-Parade...
I spent a lot of time this past week thinking about my favorite dress from that trip, which was this one:
This dress was the only one that really, truly felt good on. Felt like "me." But I wrestled ALL WEEK with - do I really want a tea-length wedding dress?
It was a good price, which was appealing.
And it was really easy to get on, which was also nice. And we are having a pretty casual ceremony, but I don't know, something about it just didn't feel right...
Even though it was super cute!
I had no idea what to do about shoes for this dress, either. And I don't want to look back at my wedding pictures in 20 years and wish I had "dressed up more" or something. I mean, how many occasions do you have to wear a full-on GOWN, you know?
I do like this dress, though.
See my back-and-forth?? Troubling, I tell you. To be continued...