I’ll admit, I’ve been a big pinterest whore as of late. My two favorite boards? Home Decor and planning my future wedding. If I ever have one. Ha! Anyway, looking at all these images got me to thinking about the biggest icon of the day itself: that beautiful, pristine, snow-white dress. They have entire reality shows based on the decision around it, many do not think twice about spending more on this dress than they do on an entire year’s worth of clothing. As I imagine what kind of day it’ll be for me, I wonder what kind of wedding dress I will have.
I know I am the type of person who has to have what-I-want-when-I-want-it-and-nothing-else-will-do.
Then again, the more practical side of me feels weird, queasy sometimes even, when I watch these shows and think about the kind of money to spend on a dress I’d wear for an hour.
I love dressing up as much as the next gal. That love is only equaled by my absolute hatred of being uncomfortable. I also don’t photograph well when I am uncomfortable (just ask to see my 2012 headshot if you’d like proof!) I also know I am the type of girl who likes to kick up my feet, drink a little, and dance…so I’ll probably need to wear a second outfit for a reception party, making my time in the magic dress even shorter.
I wonder what would be so wrong with one of these simple, elegant dresses from my favorite retailer J.Crew
Then I think about how you’ll only have one wedding dress. And even if you have more than one wedding, you only get to wear white once. When will there ever be another opportunity to have something so magical and perfect? You can’t put a price on that, can you? I don’t know if I could spend even 1500 dollars on a gown. My god.
What do you think? When it comes to choosing a wedding gown, is it a time to splurge? Or a time for restraint?