My wedding dresses arrived, and the reaction to them was quite a bit like this:
Yep. I picked a style of dress that does NOT look as good on me as I thought it would. One of them I’m hoping to send back and get a refund on, and the other one (which is really gorgeous, but just doesn’t look gorgeous on ME!) I’ll try to re-sell online to some other bride who it will fit much better.
So I’m back to square one on the dress front.
Note to self (and others!): DON’T buy your wedding dress online! It’s too risky. Especially if the return policy is tricky. Buying the dress online was probably a stupid idea from the start anyway. I hadn’t really tried on enough dresses to know what actually looks good on me.
In all of the back-and-forth of “hmm maybe this dress could be altered to look better on me”, and “oh my gosh, this is awful”, I finally decided to tell Tobias about my problem. I tried on the dresses to show him and he agreed that they didn’t really flatter my figure so much. I am not fat, gosh-darn-it, but I sure looked fat in these dresses!
I’m glad I showed him. And we decided to go against tradition and do the next dress shopping together. Now, I’m not knocking this tradition altogether, but I just think it doesn’t really make sense for us. I don’t believe in bad luck anyway, and to me it’s more of an old wives’ tale than anything else. It’s far more important to me that my groom will actually like the dress! And that’s the thing about weddings – you can do it however you want! Besides, there are plenty of other traditions we are planning on not doing, such as a bridal party, a bouquet/garter toss, etc.
In other news, I got my engagement ring resized while we were snowboarding in Austria and am happy to have my ring back again. It fits so much better and now I’m not worried about accidentally flinging it off somewhere!