Help is on the way

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!

3 Responses to “Help is on the way”

  1. Lori says:

    I guess I’m lucky to come from a family that’s never pressured me to get married or have kids. In fact, my brother says I’m better off single, and he’s been married long enough to know. 😉

  2. Chaeriste says:

    Your relatives who bug you about being married are under the mistaken impression that the whole decision is on YOU… The Beard has to be on board as well. I finally started telling my mother that God was single, too, so stop giving me a hard time. It took me 33 years to find the love of my life and he was worth the wait. So, too, will yours be.

  3. Never teh Bride says:

    Thank you for that lovely sentiment, Chaeriste! My family is truly over the top when it comes to seeing me married. Did I mention that they scattered ring adverts around the house?!