ok, this post is almost embarrassing, or maybe should be embarrassing, but i've decided that it's totally not.
so, in the last few years i've started leaning towards not having a big wedding if/when that happens for me (let's just admit right now that i have no reason to be thinking about a wedding. not even remotely. but since when does a girl need a reason?). i think this stems from a couple of things: 1) if/when i do get married, he and i will both likely be quite independent and will be starting our life together with more stuff than younger newly-weds. 2) if/when i do get married, i will likely be 30+ years old. friends and family are more spread out, and are becoming more so as the years pass and as i live in different places. my parents will probably not still live in the town and house where i grew up. thus, the people i would want with me, or that my parents would want with them, will/are no longer located in one convenient location.
anyhow, lately i've been leaning towards other options. maybe i'll do a destination wedding to wherever my parents are on their mission. and instead of a huge reception, i can have people come and then a really fantastic honeymoon. and then my husband and i can throw a big party at our house for our friends once we get settled in. so, this all leads to the idea that i probably wouldn't get a big dress. why have the big dress without the big party? we could get married in hawaii, maybe, and then have a luncheon on the beach and i could buy a really great sundress for a fraction of the price of a huge wedding dress. also, i think a small part of me was laboring under the delusion that it's more difficult to find a beautiful dress with sleeves.
the other day, though, i googled wedding dresses with sleeves and maybe i've changed my mind. maybe i will want a great dress after all:
i think these dresses, or aspects of them, are beautiful and what i picture wanting i ever do get one. also, a fancy dress is quite nice for wedding pictures. it sets that day aside as really special and significant. i may have to rethink my latest wedding plans. or maybe ignore wedding ideas altogether until i actually become engaged. or have a boyfriend. or go on a date. ;)
gorgeous, though, eh??