My dream dress is pale yellow with lace with off the shoulder long sleeves. Very flowy and lengthwise I imagine just above the knee. If I cannot find one with long sleeves, then I think I would like to have wrist length lace gloves; I don’t know yet if they will be the same color as the dress. If not, they will probably be white with white shoes or my other wedding color which I think might be red. But there is, of course, a good chance that I will change my mind. The reason I picked yellow as my dress color is because it holds a special meaning for the two of us. He loves how I look in yellow and he tells me every time how beautiful I look every time I try something yellow on. I bought a beautiful yellow dress at a 2nd hand shop down in O.B. for $12. I told Tyler I’d like to save it for our upcoming anniversary. He agreed and we decided I wouldn’t wear it until our 2nd year anniversary which was in a couple months. The big day came and suddenly I noticed a big stain on the front of the dress right before we went out to dinner (ya, make sure you look at clothes in the light before you buy them 2nd hand) the way the dress was pleated it, luckily, wasn’t too noticeable. He proposed to me in my stained, 2nd hand, pretty yellow dress and it was perfect. I think details like that make everything more interesting…and special. I haven’t started looking for my dress yet but I am setting my budget at $100! I know it’s not much but I believe it is better starting to save for our lives together rather than spend a boat load of money on something I’m most likely only going to wear for 1 day. I am going to start looking at dresses soon but I doubt I’ll be buying anything for at least a few months.
The wedding day is just as much about the groom as it is the bride; too many women lose sight of that. I never want to take him for granted especially not on the day that symbolizes the start of our lives together. I just want my wedding to be remembered as fun and entertaining, not stressful and something people didn’t enjoy. All weddings will have something go wrong at the last minute; rather than freak out and feel the whole experience is ruined, you have to see it as an opportunity. If it can be solved, you and your future spouse can fix it together. If it is not something that can be fixed, like the weather, you just have to roll with it and make it part of your beautiful love story. I, for one, can say that if it rains on my wedding day I’d rather play in a puddle than cry in the mud.