This is my first post here, but I think it's about time I join the community
I am so excited! I am getting married July 13, 2013 (hopefully, waiting for vendor confirmation). I got engaged on June 2nd of this year, but for some odd reason, the planning has fallen together so quickly and easily. We set a budget and have been able to keep to it, thus far. We've figured out a venue, a catering company we would like, invites (found on sale at Micheal's), some of our decor, and we're sketching out a guest list.
I looked at dresses just for fun 2 weeks after I got engaged. I found one I liked and went back to look at it yesterday, as well as a random one I sort of liked from the catalogue. Low and behold, the "random" one was my dress. I put it on and I just lit up when I saw myself. I didn't believe in finding "the one" like that. I didn't think it would be special for me. I have been uncomfortable in my body for a long time. Uncomfortable with my weight and shape. I have been through some difficult health problems, and although I'm only 25, I often feel inadequate when compared to my peers. When I put on this dress, it made me feel beautiful. It was amazing.
I was so nervous to committ this early, but I got a good deal. $100 off at David's Bridal because I didn't want the train on the dress and I bought it right at the end of the sale. My bridesmaids weren't available to be there, so I brought one of my finace's friends to approve, and he was helpful. I went a little over my $400 budget for my dress, but it was a little low, anyways. I couldn't be happier with my choice!
As everyone says, this picture doesn't do it justice, but this is the one:
Anyways, hello to everyone, and thanks for letting me share my happy news!