Growing up, I never was the girl who planned her wedding – I rarely thought it about until about two years ago. I wasn’t sure of the color scheme, bridesmaids, food, dress – really any of it. But the day turned out to be everything I could have hoped for and more! There were some hiccups along the road to the wedding, but in the end everything was truly perfect. I got to marry my best friend – what more could I ask for?
Picking out my wedding dress was probably the most stressful, but fun part. Obviously, I’m a shopper and I love clothes, but wedding dresses are a whole new ball game. I had gone before with some of my friends shopping for theirs, but when it’s you trying on that white gown, it definitely changes things. I went in thinking I wanted more of a ball gown type of dress that was off the shoulder or had sleeves. I also didn’t want a white dress – more blush color. The first day my friends, mom and Grandma went to a couple of stores but didn’t have much luck. I tried on about a dozen of dresses, but none of them seemed to work. It was also a little too much for me with everyone there, drinking champagne – so next time I wanted just my mom and Grandma. We went to a couple more stores and I finally found the one! I was shocked because it wasn’t anything that I had thought. It was an ivory, high-neck sleeveless, all lace, trumpet fit. It was the perfect dress! I paired it with a headband that had some pearls on it to match the dress and a long veil.
After finding the dress about a year ago, I think one of the most fun parts of the actual wedding day were hanging out with my friends and family the day of. It was certainly stressful, but I tried to enjoy it as much as possible. I had three of my best friends as my bridesmaids and it was just fun to chit chat and drink some champagne before the wedding. We were decked out in some fabulous robes provided by Little Things Favor. Definitely check them out! They have the cutest things you need for your wedding!
From bridesmaids gifts to cake toppers, they have everything! All the items are so reasonably priced too and are of great quality. My girls all loved the robes! I was wearing the white one of course and they had pink ones. All the robes had lace on the sleeves and were made with such nice material. I could have stayed in mine all day! Ha!
From there the day was a blur – everyone tells you your wedding day is going to go by quickly, it most certainly did. I was very nervous for our vows. My now husband (!) wanted us to share our own and I have the worst fear of public speaking, but I made it through, without crying too much. From all of our pictures to our live band – the night was so magical. Everything came together so well and I wasn’t too stressed in the end. A win win! And like I said, I got to marry my best friend, so it was truly the best day ever.