I can't believe I haven't updated since before Thanksgiving! Apparently I'm not so good at keeping up with this blogging thing when things get busy...
I could tell you about all the craziness [good and bad] that has ensued in my family since my last post, including scary ER visits with family members and traveling for a wonderful Christmas spent with 33 of my closest family members in one house, but I'll spare you all of the details. We'll just say things are somewhat back to normal now and my wedding is only 111 days away!!!
Now normally I am not a procrastinator, but when it came to buying my wedding dress I was so afraid of making a commitment to one dress that I put off the actual purchase until this past weekend.... but I am so glad that I did!
The very first time I went to try on gowns I found one that I liked, one that seemed to suit my personality, but I was so overwhelmed with all of the different style choices I couldn't bring myself to make a decision at that time. The second time I went I had narrowed down the style choices and my favorite out of all the ones I tried on was the same one that I liked the first time, but I still wasn't 100%. I left the bridal shop that day feeling like that would probably end up being my dress but I wanted to try a different bridal shop just to make sure... because at this point I had plenty of time! Well I had the week of Thanksgiving off and made an appointment with Williamsburg Bridal and Formal, just to make sure there wasn't anything better out there! Unfortunately I ended up with Mono and my brother ended up spending that week in the ICU... (some of those ugly details I spoke about earlier)...so that trip never came to be, but in the long run I guess it was a good thing!
After the craziness of the holidays, it hit me just how close my wedding actually was and just how much I needed to make a decision on a dress! We still have family in town so this past Saturday several of my female cousins, my aunt, grandma, mom and sisters went back to David's Bridal to get my dress. I decided before going in that I wouldn't try on any new dresses just the one I had liked from the time before to confirm the size. My sister Erin had different plans. She pulled a dress off the rack (a new style that just came out in January) and convinced me to try it on... playing along like the good sister I am I put the dress on, walked out of the room and absolutely fell in love! There was always something about the other dress that I wasn't quite sure about, something that didn't make me jump at the chance of buying it the first 2 times I tried it on. As soon as I saw myself in this new dress I new it was the one.
So for once in my life I am thankful for my procrastination... and also my sisters good eye not only for fashion but for what kinds of fashion looks good on me! I am so excited about this dress, I wish I could post pictures or even describe it, but at the same time I want to keep it completely secret until May!
One last note... my wedding dress is scheduled to arrive by May 7th... my wedding day is May 12th!!! I am so glad I didn't put it off one more weekend!