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So be it!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Well my family has been guilt tripping me for weeks now about dress shopping and I finally just gave in. I made an appointment for this Saturday to try on dresses. Both my worst nightmare and best memory all rolled into one. My mother says "You will look beautiful no matter what weight you are." I have been trying to believe that she is right, and I think she might be but I still have that lingering thought of being the fatest bride to be in the room and my size not being in stock. But I think the excitment and high hopes that this will not happen, have persuaded me to believe that I will find that dress and look beautiful in it. I may not be the weight that I'd like to be BUT I have lost 30 lbs since I started SP and that has to count for something. So be it, I will be trying on dresses and will embrace whatever dress I try on! Wish me luck!
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  • ASHWILLDOTHIS
    Everyone has been saying the same thing to me. Can't wait to see pics :]
    1374 days ago
  • RAIN454
    I don't think you have anything to worry about! Your body type is perfect for a wedding dress and 30lbs is A LOT of weight...an average cantaloupe (and those suckers are heavy) weighs 5lbs so thats about 6 cantaloupes that you don't have anymore. Heck ya its gonna show in the dress!! :)
    Good luck. Cant 'weight' to see the pix...get it "weight" - "wait"...lol...okay, yes, it IS DEFINITELY time to go home! :D

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    1378 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    ur mom is right!! dont forget to take pictures...
    1378 days ago
  • PURPLELVR7
    Your mom is right, you will be beautiful no matter what
    look for the style and have fun
    1382 days ago
  • MARYONAMISSION
    So excited for you! I totally get what you are feeling but brides, just like dresses, come in all shapes and sizes. This should be one of the happiest memories you have so go in with an open mind and heart. I totally agree that you need to take pictures and I have heard that wedding dresses run small. Remember it's not the size on the label that matters, it's how it flatters your body shape and how you feel in it. Good luck!
    1382 days ago
  • CONFUSEDBIRD
    The plus sized dresses are much more flattering, you can always get a dress and get it taken in if you need to. Much easier to take in then let out.
    1383 days ago
  • GRAPEVINE60
    Just remember it can be altered, and I think that might be included in the price at David's.

    I hope you find the perfect dress.....
    1383 days ago
  • SEPPIESUSAN
    Best of luck and have fun - trying on wedding dresses is an amazing experience. :)
    1383 days ago
  • PAPER_WINGS18
    I also want to add, make sure you articulate what you do/do not like when they put you in the dresses. At David's, the lady was NOT understanding what I liked/disliked, and what looked best/worst on me. So be sure to speak up, or else it could be hours upon hours of trying on, taking off, etc.

    And also, even if you think that it would not be a dress you like, TRY IT ON anyway, b/c often times those are the ones we end up falling in love with!!
    1383 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/20/2013 3:26:45 PM
  • PAPER_WINGS18
    Make sure to have someone take pictures of you in the dresses! I wouldn't have thought of that, but luckily my cousin did. The dress I actually ended up picking was my 2nd favorite in the store, but when looking back at the pictures it became my favorite and I couldn't stop thinking of it! lol! So yes, pictures are a must! And trust me, if I had luck dress shopping, you will be just FINE! Don't be depressed if they have to get you a size or two bigger than usual either- it honestly doesn't even matter what the tag says by the time they take it all in and everything before the day. I had to buy a size 20 b/c I was borderline 18/20, and would rather be safe than busting out of the dress like a can of Biscuits, haha. But, it will look amazing when it's fitted completely for us for our special days! Yay!! So excited for you!! It is an exciting and fun and overwhelming experience all rolled into one!
    1383 days ago
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