One of the first things, ok THE first thing, I did once we were engaged was to go dress shopping. Being completely honest with myself, I had even shopped a couple times before officially engaged.
No regrets here.
Deep down, I knew I couldn't get a dress back then so it relieved the pressure and I could enjoy browsing. That poor saleswoman. After the engagement, my mom and one of my younger sisters, Darb, loaded up and went shopping. The second time we were shopping, I fell in love with the first dress I tried on, passed it up that day, and went back a week later with my grandmas and got it.
That's been almost 9 months ago and everyday I want to go back and try it on. Lucky for the shop, I haven't.
Something that has been harder to decide is my "Bridal Look". I have short, blonde hair. I love it. But when The Guy and I started dating, I had long blonde hair, and he misses it. I wrestled with the idea of growing it out but I couldn't put myself through 18 months of the awkward stage; come on girls you know what I mean.
Love Lesson #1: Compromise.
I'm more or less compromising with myself. I'm growing it out just long enough to do something with. Plus, I have a rockin' birdcage veil that I want to show off! Here is one of my inspirations, not sure what site I found this on.
Here is what I'm thinking behind the veil.
Heidi always makes it work. Project Runway anyone?
Anyway, her glow and her 'do is exactly what I've been looking for.
Wedding love and all of mine!