They say when you find THE dress, you instantly know it’s the one. I went to try on wedding dresses two times. The first time I wasn’t really looking and ended up trying on 10+ dresses. All that happened was I walked out of there seriously confused. I had my mind on one dress but wanted to make changes to it. I tried different belts with it, flowers etc. I was trying to make it something it wasn’t. So that fell by the wayside and I started from the beginning.
A month or so later, after scouring the interwebs until my eyes were both cross-eyed and burning, I came across MY dress. I was doing The Carlton and happy dancing around my house and yelled that I have to try that one on! That’s it! So my mom and I went off to the bridal store that I went to originally. While driving there, I said, “This is exactly what I told them I wanted, they should have showed it to me the first time we were there”. I let my feeling of them not knowing what I wanted (semi) drop and was just happy they carried the one I knew I wanted. I tried it on, tried a few others on just to be safe and ended up with the dress I knew screamed “Kate”.
Then….last weekend my mom was showing me pictures of me in dresses I tried on during my first appointment. She said, “This dress sure looks like the one you bought”. I took her phone and said, “Uhh, that IS my dress”!!! I definitely tried that bad boy on the first time around and I’m guessing I pretty much hated it. I say I’m guessing because I have no recollection of ever wearing it. I’m usually a love it or leave type of girl but this whole dress experience really had my mind going a lil cray-cray!
I thought I was a poster girl for “you know it when you see it” and now I’m just a poster girl for “bride who thinks she knows what she wants but really just can’t make up her mind”. I’m ok with that though, because I have a feeling I’m not alone!
If you want to see my dress, you’ll have to wait until September!