My wedding is almost a month away. I can hardly believe it. You know what else is unbelievable? I found a wedding dress that I love. Also? It cost me less than $50. Seriously. And I bought it online.
Now, it’s not a traditional white dress. That’s not my style. I’ve watched those Say Yes to the Dress shows and My Fair Wedding. All of the women pretty much pick the same dress with slight variations. Again, there’s nothing wrong with it, but that’s not me. I’m a slight non-conformist.
I’ve never been a fan of weddings. I hate being the center of attention. There are two people getting married, not just one.
But, I was talking about my pretty dress. Originally, I pictured myself in a pink retro dress, but I could never find the right shade, so I opted for a different color (not white). No, I’m not going to post a photo of it until my wedding day. I’m not superstitious. I just want it to be a surprise for Paul.
Why didn’t I get white? Mostly because I don’t understand the tradition behind it. Purity? Whatever. Queen Victoria was married in one, so everyone started copying her. Again, whatever. It’s a tradition I feel no connection to and therefore will do what makes me happy.
It is retro. It’s a 1950’s style dress that’s tea length and I even got a petticoat for it! Does anyone know how to maintain a petticoat? I tried googling it, but kept getting sites for Petticoat Junction. Not helpful.
Right now, I’m still trying to figure out the shoe situation. I have a pair that will work, but I’m not sure I want to use them. Since we’re getting married in Las Vegas there will be ALOT of walking, which makes me want to shy away from heels. Of course, I can always carry a pair of comfy shoes to wear when my dogs start barking, but do I really want to have to carry stuff around?