When I got engaged, I knew it would be awhile before I would get to go wedding dress shopping. I was just finishing up my last year at Creighton and started interning for Wedding Essentials, which was perfect because I was still on an engagement high and would stay on Pinterest for hours on end dreaming up my wedding.
I ended up helping out at Bridal University, which is when I started ooh-ing and ahh-ing over all the wedding dresses coming down the fashion show runway. Spring Break of 2013 sounded like it would be the perfect opportunity to go wedding dress shopping. Then spring break came — and went.
A few weeks ago, I got my chance to go wedding dress shopping (finally!). I took my sister and maid of honor with me down to Lincoln to Ellynne Bridal. To me, this was a long time coming. I’ve always felt weird about spending so much money on a dress, even though the one I bought was on the less expensive side. And I wouldn’t say that I knew right away what dress would be ‘the one’ but I expected that to happen. When I go shopping for regular clothes, I end up seeing something that I like, putting it back, then trying something else on, then (this is how I know I really want something) if I end up going back to the same thing two or (usually) three times after looking at other items, that’s how I know I really want something. So that’s how I knew.
(ABOVE) A sampling of dresses I tried on. Different styles, colors and textures.
After I tried on my dress (for the second or third time), I just couldn’t stop smiling. I mean, it was like I was a happy little five-year-old. I could really start to see my whole big day coming together. The dress totally fit my personality (and my body type). I think I stood around with my dress on just staring at it in the mirror, taking it all in, for what was probably a good half hour. I can’t wait to wear it again and I can’t wait until he gets to see me in my dress. It’s going to be perfect.
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