Wedding Dress Shopping

“No. I told you. No white. No ivory. No. Nothing that says virgin. I have a child. The jig is up.”

I actually think it’s early to be trying on wedding dresses already, but David’s Bridal gave me a $50 gift card for making an appointment at the bridal show. It seemed like a fair trade since I knew what I was getting into.

I know how they are over there. They pressure you into buying a dress on the spot, and a lot of brides regret this. They end up buying the first dress or one of the first dresses they try one and then find a dress that they love more later.

It’s pretty rotten actually. Part of the fun of wedding planning for a woman is pouring over bridal magazines, looking at dresses online, and trying on lots and lots of beautiful wedding dresses with your female relatives and friends like on “Say Yes to the Dress” on TLC. I don’t plan on doing all of that, but I don’t want to take all of the fun out of it by buying one too quickly. Besides, I don’t want to be one of those brides who changes her mind, especially since there’s still so much time left to do so. Plus, I honestly don’t know what I want yet.

P.S. Even though we are already married and already have a child, I’m going to wear white. I had plenty of chances to wear other types of formal gowns in high school and college. This will be my only wedding dress.

“After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than any other gown in the world. “
–Douglas William Jerrold

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  1. A lot of people believe that we wear white for a wedding because it symbolizes virginity or purity or something like that. But, historically speaking, that's a misunderstanding. Before the wedding industry took off like it did with white dresses that cost thousands of dollars, etc. a woman just wore her Sunday best to get married, and it didn't matter what color it was. It was just the best clothing she owned. People started wearing white because it is a completely impractical color and therefore a symbol of wealth. Only if you had tons of extra money could you afford to buy a dress that you'd only wear one time! To prove you were wealthy you bought an impractical white dress that you'd never wear again and it was a status symbol, not a statement on the bride's purity. Somewhere along the line people got confused about the original idea and now associate it with other meanings, but that is a misunderstanding of history. So wear white, wear a color, wear any darn dress you feel beautiful in!!!!