The Bridal Diaries: 154 Days To Go

Days To Go: 154

Date: 20th November '13

Mood: Panic Ranging From Mild To Severe

Glasses of Wine: None (not through choice)

Angry Moments: A Couple

Second Thoughts: None

Can we all just end the lie right here and now? Magic pants/Tummy holdy in garb/spanx whatever you wanna call them, make you look fatter or make me look fatter. They are not designed for anyone with a bit of meat on them. If you're slim and have a bit of a tummy, no problem but if you've got some evenly sprinkled weight, you put these on and they push your belly to your waist thus removing your shape and making you a giant oval. Or my favourite the pants, they're tight yes but then they give you a giant muffin top! What's that about? No me and shapewear do not go well together. Apart from a good boned corset, you know where you are with a good boned corset.

The rant of course is for a reason, for the last year I've put it off and watched on as others moved forward but this Friday, I am going wedding dress shopping. I have an appointment at the award winning Perfect Day. I am scared, very scared. I was chatting to a learned friend who had asked me what the ultimate fear was. Good question right?

The ultimate fear? I guess is just hating how I look in everything, having to stand in front of the mirror and just disappearing into my own insecurities. Or being the fat girl crying in the dressing room, not good. When I'd disclosed this he'd said to me I needed to take control, things don't just happen to you, you have a part in them. I don't want to be crying in the dressing rooms, I want to be standing there going 'wow I look fabulous I never want to take this dress off'.

It's nerve wracking, well it is for me. I've been trying on shape wear, desperately trying to find 'good bras' it's all quite stressful. It's the day where you have to look your absolute best, the wedding, the photos, the big day. Stress.

That's where I'm at right now folks.

What were your bridal experiences like?

Much Love


Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

You will find "the Dress" and you will look breath-taking. Just find something that you like, is your style, and is comfortable. You will spend a long time in the dress so make sure YOU like the dress.

Good Luck Dawn!

SilverPixieFly said...

I didn't find my dress the first visit. It was was second time. A lot of the books and such say the dress in your head may not look the same on you. In my case they were wrong. I went with a corset top so the could be laced according to what I needed without alterations or worry about any weight gain. My biggest suggestion is find out what styles are best for your body type BEFORE you get there. It will lessen the change of putting on something unflattering. ( I still love it. Just don't stress. And don't settle.

Dawniepants said...

I'm taking bridesmaids and mother with me hopefully someone will think something looks decent on me :) it's an odd experience I'm just hoping it's good!

Dawniepants said...

Oh you look so beautiful ! I love your dress and your girls look so beautiful as well! I hope I find something I like :)

Love Cat said...

I am feeling your pain! I felt EXACTLY the same. I was planning to go shopping in the New Year - the wedding is in May. But then I spoke to friends who were giving it 'it can take up to six months if you get a dress made!'.

So I ended up going for a few appointments just to get a feel for what was out there - but I was so annoyed that I was feeling flabbier than I hoped. But I promise, it's these shop's job to make you feel good. And you will. You can read how I got in from this post onwards.

Good luck and try to enjoy it!

Dawniepants said...

Scream, went back and read both your posts lovecat chick that's awesomeness I can't wait to see it on you!

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