I found out I live literally 4 blocks away from a bridal store. I had no idea it was there, so I decided to just pop my head in and look around with one of my friends. My friend also works 4 blocks away from there and she didn’t even know it was there. Well, while we are looking, we somehow get convinced to make a walk in appointment to try on wedding dresses. I figured why not, we both had 20-45 minutes to spare, so we tried on 3 different dresses. Then I tried on this dress, and I’m kinda obsessed. I can’t stop thinking about it, but the issue is it’s $1,075. I can’t afford that, that’s a huge chunk of the budget, and then I get told of this website. It’s the same dress, in my budget. Now the issue is it’s too early for me to find THE dress, the wedding isn’t for another 2 years, I wasn’t going to actually buy the dress until 2021, so now here I am, looking at my dream dress, in my budget, knowing I can get the money for it and alterations in about 8 months, but I don’t know if I’ll fit in it in the next 2 years or not. Link to the online dress is right here! -----> https://www.cocomelody.com/a-line-court-train-tulle-wedding-dress-cw2269.html?fbclid=IwAR0WS3D0G1EnGu6ijlOSg7-2ih5IFBiwrnfEc9exgcY652xT-L-H6ygaxRM
So here are some thing I have learned as a future bride, it's never too early to start planning. Weddings are expensive, if you know what you want, go ahead and start shopping if you have the money. Set up a budget! I cannot stress that enough. My budget is not set in stone, but it's looking like $7,000. I know how much it'll cost for food (about $300 for the main dish and I should plan an extra $100 for side dishes and an extra $150 for desert), I know my venue won't be more then $700 because we're doing a camp ground, my cake will be about $150 (I'm using Savvvy Bakes (I don't know why the link is invisable but it's right here ---> Savvvy Bakes ), I'm making my own flowers (hello Costco, Smith's, Walmart, anywhere that sells flowers), basically 90% of this wedding will be DIY. I'll post some Pinterest links and photos of the experimental stuff I'll be making like my bouquet! But I'm super excited! I cannot wait until the serious planning starts, but I have t-minus 2.5 years left until the big day!
Excuse my face I was talking about how much I loved the dress