People keep asking me how wedding planning is going and truthfully… it isn’t. Since booking the chapel and our reception venue, I’ve probably gone a full month without doing any more work on our wedding! It just doesn’t feel right to make any big decisions without my parents sitting in front of me and without going and visiting vendors on Nantucket in person, which will have to wait until the summer. That’s definitely a perk of a longer engagement (our wedding will be in September 2017) but I have a feeling with my family coming into town next weekend for our engagement party in Dallas, I’m going to snap back into the planning mindset really quick!
One of the things I’m most excited to do during their visit? Try on wedding dresses for the first time! While I have pretty concrete preferences for our venue and other details like flowers and food, I don’t think I’ll know what dress I want until I try a bunch of them on in front of my family. I know generally speaking what I like — simple, classic, no “bling,” fitted at the waist, with a fun detail like an open back or pockets — but it’s hard to narrow it down just staring at pictures in magazines or on Pinterest.
I’ll definitely share what my experience is like (without revealing the dress if I happen to find it) in the weeks to come but I’d love to hear any words of wisdom you have for trying on wedding dresses as well as — the fun part! — what your dream dress looks like. Long sleeves or mermaid silhouette or head-to-toe lace? Any particular designer? I’m dying to hear!