This week, I am visiting my family in Florida. I love my family dearly, though I must say that comments like, “You write a bridal blog? Why don’t you apply some of that knowledge toward becoming a bride?” and “How about you and The Beard get married before I am dead?” are getting a little old, and I’ve only been here for two days.
Desperate to get out of the house and thinking about the fact that brides come in all shapes and sizes, I decided to escape to the bookstore to see what they had in the way of dress buying guides.
I found How to Buy Your Perfect Wedding Dress by by Ronald Rothstein, Mara Urshel, and Todd Lyon. The authors recommend thinking about who you are before thinking about what you want to wear. Are you a princess at heart? A bad girl? Sophisticated? Lighthearted and fun? Then you should think about what kind of wedding you want. And then, lastly, consider your body type. The book helps future brides learn the ins and outs of colors, fabrics, accessories, and which dresses flatter which body types.
I thought about picking it up rather than just sitting in the bookstore cafe, but I didn’t want to scare The Beard and the non-judgmental quiet of the bookstore was a welcome relief!