23 Sep 2011
Hooray! Good news to report.
The wedding dress saga is now over and I am (nearly) the
very proud owner of one beautiful, strapless, satin off-white wedding dress.
After much angst and concern about not be able to find anything quite right
(apart from a way-out-my-price-range dress I should never have tried on) I have
finally found something that is lovely, affordable and makes me excited to just
thinking about it.
In the end I found it in a local wedding boutique - it was
one picked out by the shop assistant, and whilst I wasn't overly impressed when
I saw it on the hanger, it was an instant hit when I tried it on.
With the approval of my mum and chief bridesmaid I snapped
it up there and then and we headed straight out for cocktails to celebrate.
Rather than attempting to buy a veil or shoes in a
champagne-addled state, we sensibly called it a day feeling pleased with
ourselves. But just when I started to feel smug about wedding planning, I realised
that the dress is only the first thing on the list of outfit shopping.
I'm now on the hunt for accessories. The dress has quite a
bit of lace and detail, so I'm after something fairly simple and would ideally
like to pick up some shoes on the high street. I might do some scouting around
on the internet too. Similarly with the veil -
as I see it, it's basically a piece of fancy netting that's going to be
on my head for around 20 minutes so I want to try and save some pennies here if
I can. Veils however can be very beautiful, so I'll see how I get on.
If you've got any top tips do let me know!
In other news, my
bridesmaids have started meeting up at the pub without me to start planning the
hen do. I've given them strict instructions not to hire a stripper or do
anything that will result in my total humiliation and I'm keeping my fingers
crossed that they'll stick to my advice.
Oh dear, just thinking about it is making me anxious!
Until next time,