I went shopping for wedding dresses yesterday with my mom and David’s mom. We went to a botique in our town first, where I did find a dress that I really liked, but it was over $1700 dollars! It had a really pretty bottom half to it though with sort of layers and things, but I just couldn’t bring myself to pay that much for a dress when we’re only paying about $1000 for the ceremony (we decided to have a civil ceremony in the next couple of months, followed by a small, 20 person family wedding in August). So, we decided to check out David’s bridal.
We ended up finding a dress that fit and looked good on me on clearance for $499.99. I bought some accessories and shoes to go with it. The total for all of it was under $1000. And the dress is really pretty and will go well at our garden wedding.
I am kind of nervous though because I haven’t heard back from the elopement agency. I sent an email a few weeks ago securing August 1st, but they haven’t replied. If they can’t do that date, though, we’ll have to find someone in our family (probably my Aunt) to officiate.
Anyways, back to the dress. I don’t want to describe it too much, but I will say that I was surprised that I liked it. It wasn’t one of the ones that I thought I would have chosen, which was weird. But it worked out. The dress is sleaveless, with pockets, and sort of A-line ish. That’s all I’ll say about it though because sometimes David reads my blog.
Overall, we had fun shopping. I was really glad too that Bonnie, David’s mom, came along. I get afraid to be alone with my mom because she can be really nice one minute and really abusive and narcissistic the next. It can be scary to me. So I was glad to have another person there with us. I don’t even know if my mom knows that she does this, but sometimes I think that she does. I’m not sure.
By the end of the day, though, after five hours of shopping, I was really worn out. I had a sore throat and was flushed. Part of me wonders if I may have been reacting to my mom’s new car, though. She told me that she’s been reacting to it and has to drive with the windows down. I woke up feeling better today so I definitely could have been having a reaction to those chemicals plus tired from the day. I actually walked around so much that I met my step goal on my Fitbit, which is 6000 steps. And I got 40 active minutes while trying on dresses and burned over 2000 calories yesterday. Still, according to the scale I’ve gained a bit of weight! This worried me because I want to stay the same weight for the next 6 months, or at least only fluctuate a pound or two. That dress fit perfectly, so I don’t want to gain or lose too much!
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