But I don't.
And! guess what.
I actually already bought a wedding dress.
But I'm trying to sell it because I changed my mind about it, like, a week after I bought it.
Oh well, it was super cheap and I figured I could make my money back.
And! guess what again.
Remember when I said I already bought a wedding dress?
I actually already bought two wedding dresses.
But I'm not sure about this second one either.
Apparently, I have a problem when it comes to fancy things because I LOVE EVERYTHING AND WANT TO BUY IT ALL.
Just in case you thought the crazy stopped there, I have a history of buying too many wedding dresses.
The first time I got married, I changed my mind about my wedding dress a couple months before the wedding. I ended up selling that one on eBay.
And when I was in high school, I purchased several wedding dresses from thrift stores.
AND... When I was a kid, I used to write stories about getting married several times so I could have lots of different wedding dresses.
The crazy runs deep in this family.
So, my dresses: What's wrong with them?
Dress #1 I bought it at my first dress-trying-on appointment. It was on MAJOR markdown and the only one I had seen of its kind. I was worried that I might not be able to find something else this unique in my budget. I thought someone else would snatch it up and I would regret not having bought it. So I bought it and figured it would be easy enough to resell if I changed my mind on it. Once I started shopping around and honing in on *THE* style, I realized my mullet-dress wasn't going to make the cut.
Business in the front, party in the back.
Dress #2 I found it on Ebay while searching for vintage wedding stuff. I really thought it was going to be the one and was excitedly waiting for it to be delivered. The day it arrived, I tried it on right away. I was hoping for that stupid-ass "Say Yes to the Dress" moment- like angels would descend from the heavens above. But obviously that didn't happen. That's the problem with shopping online. I knew the dress measurements were slightly bigger than mine, but the dress was even bigger than I had anticipated. Also, I had ordered this dress with the hopes of having it altered to a new and improved version, something custom that *I* had created with my mind's eye. But my reflection wasn't showing a final product. Instead, it was showing sloppy mess of Ren Faire aftermath.
After taking the dress to a bridal seamstress, I learned it was going to be an additional $300 to make this my "dream" dress. That's when I decided to go back to searching through brand new dresses. Not that they would be any more affordable, but I figured I should really look around before I make another rash decision.
I went to a few more stores and narrowed it down to one particular style that I love. But I haven't pulled the trigger yet because that particular style costs, like, $40 million dollars. And it's also not a very common style, which means not many stores sell it.
So now I'm at an "expensive vs. risky" cross roads:
A) Pay a shitload of money for a beautiful dress that I'm only going to wear once (expensive).
B) Pay a somewhat reasonable amount for a dress that isn't my DREAM dress, but is still beautiful (expensive).
C) Pay a much more reasonable amount of money and commission an etsy store to make a copy of the original dress (risky).
D) Stick with my vintage dress and feel accomplished about saving money and somewhat designing my own dress (risky).
What would you do?
Sigh. Thank goodness this decision only happens