Since I have been engaged one of the most common questions I’ve been asked is, “Have you found your dress?” or some variation of that question. I usually responded with, “No, I haven’t even gone shopping yet. I’m not sure what I am looking for.” And it’s true, I’ve been engaged since May, but have not gone dress shopping yet. Why? Well first of all I am so busy and I often do not know what my schedule will be so I don’t make the appointment at the dress shop. I want to lose weight and have worried that the dresses will look different once I do so. I think this is me just delaying, because I want to lose 15 pounds and that probably won’t make too much of a difference.
In all of my wedding planning I think I enjoy the things that aren’t “me” oriented. I love planning the decor, colors, details, stationary and graphics. I love the planning and creating something for others to enjoy. But I don’t like being the center of attention (I can’t stand the Happy Birthday song on my birthday for example) and so I feel weird about doing the part that revolves around me. I know as the bride all eyes are on me, but that is a little nerve racking. So maybe even the idea of being on a pedestal in a bridal salon with all eyes on “me” is even scary.
The biggest reason is probably that I really don’t know what I want. I haven’t imagined a specific look in my head, so the idea of hundreds and hundreds of dresses is overwhelming. I browse all my bridal magazines and see things I like, but still am unsure. I’m not sure what will look good on me since I am not a 6 foot model. There is so much pressure to find “the dress” and I think I have shied away from that big decision. I love shopping though, so I am going to focus on that and having fun instead of worrying about the pressure to find “the one”.
So now that I am done with the in-depth explanation of why I have not found my dress yet, I wanted to at least post some pictures of what I like. (Not that I can necessarily afford these dresses, but that’s a different story) Please give me your feedback or suggest any designers or dresses you think I should look at.
Amalia Carrara (Probably not in pink, but I like the neckline and folds)
I think I love anything that Abby at Style Me Pretty posts, but here are some different posts on dresses that have stood out in my memory…
Christina by Junko Yoshioka
The Quarry by Lela Rose
Photos Style Me Pretty
Elena by Junko Yoshioka (top left)
Mica by Junko Yoshioka (top right)
Lizzie by Stephanie James
Photos Style Me Pretty
What was your dress shopping experience like? Does it make anyone else nervous?