Here comes the bride…

by Erika Torres

Remember when I was all “Woe is me! I didn’t have a big wedding and so I will never truly experience the craziness and stress of planning one–and I’ll never get to wear a big white poofy cupcake dress!! *sob* *sob* My life is over!!!” ?

SO I decided I was going to take the first steps in planning my “big” wedding. And of course that started off with the dress.

While I loved it, I still didn’t feel like I was a bride. Going dress shopping was supposed to accomplish one of two things:

  • I would try on the dress and feel like a princess and realize that I cannot live the rest of my life without wearing a big white poofy dress and I absolutely must have a big wedding or I’ll regret it for the rest of my life!


  • I would scratch the itch of trying on a wedding dress and realize that I am perfectly content with the wedding I did have and anything on top of that would just be excess.

Well, after trying on dresses, my mom and my aunt and I went to lunch and proceeded to talk wedding colors, invitations, food, church, music…and I kept trying to picture it, but I just couldn’t. This party wouldn’t really by my wedding. I’m already married. And truth be told–I LOVED my $40 Macy’s dress I wore…I felt like a Grecian goddess.

So after all that–I realized I was perfectly happy with what we had. I guess sometimes the grass isn’t always greener…

But I’m sure damn glad I got to try on dresses.

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City Girl October 12, 2010 - 8:36 pm

I loved the dress you wore! My Mom laughed that she had the worst wedding in the history of the world. The wedding was moved up by 2 months since Mom was getting sick from the stress of it all. She bought a gray pants suit for the occasion. The Justice of Peace was almost an hour late to the courthouse and began the ceremony, thinking that the best man was the groom. Then, when they headed to me 40 relatives for the reception, they learned they had lost the banquet room since the JoP was late. Far from the dream wedding, but they both married their soul mates and were together until the day Mom died. The grass never needs to be greener when you’re meant to be with your partner. And, you are :). xoxo

Jolene October 10, 2010 - 2:24 pm

SO PRETTY! I love the first and last ones best!! You are gorgeous and if you have the big ole wedding you want, it will be fantastic, I know it. (though I still adore the way you got married the first time!)

Mrs T October 7, 2010 - 9:04 pm

You look pretty in all of those!

Glad they made you realise that your wedding was wonderful just the way it was.

Mireya October 7, 2010 - 9:10 am

I love the first dress! You are going to be an absolutely beautiful bride!!

nashe October 7, 2010 - 8:46 am

Awh whatever it is I think you look beautiful!

prettylittlereckless October 6, 2010 - 2:47 pm

aww fun! well at least you got to try on dresses. I love your Macy’s dress though!


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