Y’all. Nobody tells you how hard it’s going to be to find outfits for all things bride-to-be!
Maybe it’s just me, but once I got engaged, I was so excited to start shopping for all the cute white dresses I was going to be able to wear. I mean, when else in your life are you able to wear all white? Not very many appropriate occasions. I was fully prepared to take full advantage and stock up on so many options.
I shopped everywhere and was constantly scouring the internet for new styles, almost obsessively. The process was not as fun as I had hoped; I bought so many, and returned so many. A lot of the dresses looked great online, but ultimately they fit my body weird, didn’t cover the booty enough, the lace looked different in person, etc. Price point was also important to me; I want to spend a little, but not a lot for something I was going to wear once, realistically.
It was a little frustrating, I won’t lie, but truthfully, you don’t have THAT many events as a bride, so you only need a few options that you really love (says the woman with about 15 white dresses in her closest now that she’ll never wear).
My point being, be prepared to buy, try on, and return. Patience is key!
I ordered (and kept) probably 4 dresses. I sat on them for months, watching them hang in my closet, just waiting for the day I could wear them. With Covid, all wedding events were postponed, obviously. My bachelorette was postponed to September, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to have a bridal shower, so I just stopped dress shopping. What I had hanging in the closet was going to be it, if and when I needed a white dress.
Well then you know what happens next; you try the dresses on months later and decide you don’t like them anymore. Let me rephrase. You “need new options” that are more exciting. Anyone know what I mean?
So recently I started shopping again and decided is should share some great options for other brides to be that might be in the same situation, because clearly know the struggle is real.
Let’s go shopping:
Here are some beautiful styles that are perfect for so many bridal events; showers, bachelorettes, rehearsal dinners, etc, all depending on your style and vibe! Hope this post helps!