Before I was engaged, I told myself that I would never be Bridezilla. I would never be that girl fussing over fabrics and colors and venues and favors. I would never be that girl barking demands at her family and friends.
9 days into my engagement, I had my first Bridezilla moment.
It was Saturday afternoon, in the middle of a bridal store. I was surrounded by satin and lace and cotton and polyester- and it just happened. I spent the afternoon trying on (a few) dresses, but wasn’t getting much of a response from my family.
I thought I was going to have this big “Say Yes to the Dress” moment. I learned that I watch too much “Say Yes to the Dress.”
I wanted something simple with minimal beading, maybe a little bit of lace- and my mom and sisters wanted sparkle. When my mom started pointing out dresses that I knew I’d never wear, I became overwhelmed with the thought of trying on
a million said dresses that I knew I’d never wear, and I snapped. In the middle of an overcrowded David’s Bridal.
Needless to say, we left the store (the second one we’d visited that day) empty-handed .
Once the tension had subsided, we went home to do something a little more meaningful.
We opened up my mom’s dress, which had been sealed in a box for 25 years. She has always said that once one of us got engaged, we (my sisters and I) would open it up and try it on.
And so we did.
Unfortunately, her dress is not an option for my big day. It’s completely wrong for my body shape, and it looked more like a Halloween costume than it did a wedding dress. But, we did lighten up the day a little by playing dress-up. My mom even got into it for old time’s sake :).
As far as finding my “perfect” dress goes, I have made an appointment with a (different) bridal store for next weekend. I’m hoping that round two goes better than the first. Now that I know what to expect, I think I’ll be able to relax a little.
Just like I sometimes take life too seriously, I think I have (already) been taking wedding planning too seriously.
And who am I kidding? It’s just a dress.
That I will wear one day. That I will wear for 12 hours, tops. I can’t promise that this will be my last ‘Bridezilla Moment,’ but it will be my last one regarding wedding dresses.
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