January 21, 2009

Done & Done

I did it. I bought the dress. I am done. I don't/didn't feel like thinking about it or dealing with it anymore.

Here's the low-down:

1. It is a David's Bridal dress. 

2. It's pretty close to what I would like my "dream" dress to be....not completely there, but close; however, it is my dream price. 

3. I did not buy the dress that Mom CPF wanted me to. I needed a dress that felt like me and not someone else. I'll feel like me and not someone else in this dress. 

Specifics on the dress without a picture for my one faithful reader, Mr. CPF to follow. 

4. I bought it by myself. There was no gaggle of people oohing and aahing and surrounding me. Just me. 

5. While I love this dress, I did not have an "A HA!" moment that I've been told you should have when you find "The One" dress. I really like it. That should be enough, shouldn't it? I even had a really good dose of doubt for a second. That somehow seems healthy to me. 

6. I remembered one thing: this is one dress that I will wear for nine to ten hours for one day. It will not define me or my marriage. 

I'm happy to be done. 


Mrs. Andi said...

Yay, congrats!! That's a big step! I think having a bit of doubt is healthy, it means that you're actually making a decision, not getting caught up in just the emotions.

Kadija Ferryman said...

congrats! as you know my dress was also from david's and I loved it! post-wedding i've seen other dresses that i like, and realized that I could have done something like designed my own dress. but as you know, there is so much to think about and so much going on for the wedding that you may not realize all the options out there. But, there is too much emphasis put on the dress and as you have said numerous times on this blog, it's the MARRIAGE that really matters. Not the dress, flowers, etc, etc.

Chic.Personal.Fun said...

Yep. Thanks for the words of support, ladies! I'm actually pretty excited about the dress. I have barely even thought about dress shopping anymore, which to me is very freeing. I've moved on! Woo hoo!

Now I just have to deal with alterations..oy! :)