Sunday, July 23, 2006

the dress!

I've been doing this dance between allowing for the time necessary to oder a wedding dress (once one was found), and giving myself a chance to lose a bit more weight before beginning that search. There are a lot of dresses out there that don't stand a chance because they don't fit to try them on, and if they don't fit to try on, you can't see what they will look like. Too much money is at stake to "wing it," on a possibility.

Last week I was driving past a bridal store on my way home from a meeting and they had a sale going on, so I thought it would be worth it to begin the process, fit or no fit. I am the size that I am, and there isn’t anything to be done about that!

So Friday I began the process, and found a few dresses that were worth consideration. Saturday my friend Debi and her daughter Sammy (a very wise 15-year old) joined me for their advice and counsel, and it was a good thing they did! Debi ended up finding the dress that we all agreed was a winner, and Sammy’s comment (as close as I can remember) was “you look beautiful, and it accentuates your best features.”

The next decision: to veil or not to veil. Debi and Sammy are encouraging me, but I’m still hesitant. Any opinions out there? The other option is flowers (or feathers—NOT!). The search for a hairstyle continues…

5 comments:

samtzmom said...

How fun that must have been! Wish I could have been a fly on the wall. And, you look exquisite in that dress, so if the winner is made anything like that, it will be spectacular. I vote for a veil... maybe a short one would be pretty and not too foofooey. I am so excited for you! HUGS!

Pam in Moncton said...

You look lovely and I'm sure the one you picked is equally as lovely of not better. No opinion on the veil. It's a personal decision. I just had some flowers.
Pam

karen said...

How Beautiful!!!! I agree if your final decision is any thing like that style...very flattering.
I like a veil...I had a short one attached to a beautiful comb...hand made for me. My hair was much shorter than yours though...and it wouldn't work dependent on what you do with you hair. My suggestion is try lots on, so you get an idea of what you like, and what looks best.

Gail said...

Anne, that dress is lovely! (Save that photo for a future scrapbook page.) And I'm sure the one you picked out is even lovelier! No opinion about the veil, sorry. I had a hat for our wedding.
Gail

Kip said...

That's a georgous dress Anne!! As far as a veil?? I didn't have one and am afraid I would have been blowing it away from my nose all during the ceremony, lol!

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