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Day 208: Wedding Dress Shopping!

Today my best friend from college Moose, her girlfriend J, my mom, and my future mother-in-law set off to Carrie’s Bridal in Atlanta to pick out my wedding dress! L and I are getting married next September. Sometimes it feels like years away, but when I’m looking at my to-do list it seems mighty close.


Going into the bridal appointment, I had never tried on any dresses and I had NO idea what I want (except that it had to be white). I was actually a little nervous – so the mimosas helped with that! Once I got to Carrie’s Bridal, I met my consultant Courtney. I tried on six or seven dresses that were totally different. When I found *my* dress, I didn’t want to take it off. When Moose started crying, I knew I found my dress.

img_3477I’m still in shock that the giant black bag in my closet is what I’m going to wear on my wedding day. I hate that I have to keep it a secret and not show L for almost an entire year. I’m really bad at secrets.

Sound off: any other wedding advice?

Outfit Details
Shirt: Old Navy purchased three years ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Skirt: J. Crew Factory purchased three years ago for $60 (similar, similar)
Shoes: J. Crew purchased second-hand one year ago for $50 (similar, similar)

Day 207: Family and Friends

My parents and best friend get in today and I am SO EXCITED! It doesn’t hurt that I’m getting out of work at 4:30 to pick my mom up at Marta either. Today I actually have a ton to work on and a ton of meetings, so it will fly by!

This weekend I going to pick out my wedding dress. It’s starting to feel real.

Casual Friday for the win here – I paired these light wash jeans (L calls them my ‘mom jeans’) with a plain white t and a drapey blazer. The lighting is a bit off, but I was wearing a gold pendent necklace too, which is quickly becoming my favorite.

Sound off: Any advice for wedding dress shopping?

Outfit Details
Blazer: LeTote (AVA Striped Lining Blazer) retails for $72 (exact, similar)
Top: Gap purchased second-hand for $16 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased six months ago for $40 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (Sophie Harper Pave Pendant Necklace in Gold) retails for $41 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Franco Sarto) purchased eight months ago for $60 (similar, similar)