So I say, go find your hunny. Turn off the cell phone. And have a little cheese and boxed wine with your indoor suitcase picnic.
Here's my first find, for shoes. I want hot pink shoes, and they aren't easy to find.
And if you've read some of my previous posts, you may have seen some ideas for hair fascinators, headbands, barrettes. All sorts of good stuff. I just have to figure out exactly what I want. I know I want to incorporate color (shades of pink), and I want accessories that will tie each bridesmaid together. Because though they will all have black cocktail dresses, they will all be different styles.
So the search for style begins.
I may have found an alternative to my paper flower bouquets.
Because, I've been a little hesistant about the paper flowers in the bouquets. Not in the centerpieces at all. But most certainly in the bouquets. Why?
Well, I haven't put a bouquet together before. And, I've tried tissue paper flowers before... and let me tell you it wasn't pretty. So needless to say I was a little worried about what I was attempting.
This on the other hand may be an idea worth attempting. Yay.
Sidebar: I already have boatloads of felt, since I make felt monsters for etsy. Score!
What a nice sentiment, to help a fellow bride on a budget out.
So peeps, reuse + reduce + recycle your wedding swag. And you too, will put a smile on some other bride's face. :)
But it did NOT look good. Nopes.
So after trying on like four total dresses, I wanted to head over to David's Bridal. Now, even though I've avoided trying dresses on... I'm a firm believer in doing a bit of wedding research. These aren't $50 dresses. I wanted to know what details I liked, and didn't like before getting to a pushy ::coughcough:: err, I mean, very helpful associate. In fact, going dress shopping I had written down the particular styles I wanted to try on before leaving.
Alfred Angelo had only one style (shown above) I knew I was trying on, and the rest I just kept an open mind and let the associate pull things that would supposedly fit well on my body type. At David's Bridal, I had a longer list. And I tried maybe two or three dresses. At least two, didn't even make it out of the dressing room.
Then I got to try on the one dress that I've loved the minute I saw it online, and the style number on the top of my list. Literally, I had memorized the style number. I could tell you right now, but the fiance does occasionally glance at my blog. And this girl is taking no chances. ;)
Looks like I found my dress.
The only size availabe in the store was a good two sizes smaller than what I would need, and I still knew that it was The dress.
So folks, what have we learned here today?
1. Do your research. Know what you like, what you don't like. And don't be afraid to speak up! (I sent a few dresses back out of the fitting room without trying on, that were NOT me.)
2. Be flexible like Gumby. Allow the associates to recommend dresses that would flatter your shape. Things that you may not have considered. Keep an open mind. (There was one dress that everyone loved, and I only had it because the associate suggested it to me.)
3. Go with your gut. The dress I loved online, on the hanger, and on MY BODY, made me smile. It helped that everyone else said they loved it, but mattered more that I loved it.
And the fiance? After telling him I found The dress... his only question was,
"Is it made of all denim?"
Because as long as we wear all denim from head to toe at our wedding, we'll be good to go. Thanks Britney and Justin, for inspiring couples everywhere.
8 Things I Wish/Hope I Could Do:
be a skinny minnie
be in a band
quit my job ;) err rather find a different one
pursue art full time
participate in a marathon
resist chocolate. it's impossible.
keep my room clean. it's impossible.
be an event planner
8 Shows I Watch:
one tree hill
how i met your mother
housewifes of nyc
extreme home makeover
any wedding show (let's just be honest)
8 People I am tagging are:
Melissa at M&M Wedding
Heather at We Met In a Bar
Amy at Fiance Meeting You Here
Kate at Kate's Wedding
J at Wedding Peephole
Jenna at That Wife
And don't let me forget her awesome bridesmaid (one her one bridesman) pics featuring suitcases. But I'll let you wander over to her blog to check them out.