May 8th, 2012

guest post by The Yearning Ninny

A few of my closest friends have recently got engaged so naturally conversations fill themselves with a fair amount of wedding talk;
a crucial part being the wedding dress itself.
This got me thinking…

Wedding dress shopping is like no other kind of shopping.
You’re looking for something that makes you look absolutely stunning,
something that shows you off in the best possible way,
something that makes you feel like a million dollars.

You are looking for THE dress; no other dress will cut it.

You try on a huge range of styles and try to distinguish between the slightest of variations in colour, patterns and jewels;
it’s not until you try a dress on that you can really decide whether or not you like it.

When you find THE dress, you know, you just know.
There’s no umm-ing and arr-ing about it, you know as soon as you have put it on.
You then try hopelessly to explain why you like it.
To the outsider these verbalisations sounds very similar to the ones you made about the last dress, and the one before that,
but to you, this dress is different.
You love it.
No words can explain exactly why.
But being female you’re quite likely to adopt the appropriate shopping style,
ie. Go round all the other shops trying on dresses just to make sure that the dress you found and loved is in fact, the dress you love.
By the time you get to the last Bridal shop you are simply describing the dress you love to the woman that works there hoping she will bring out that exact same dress.
Of course she won’t.
So, congratulations, you’ve identified THE dress.
Now what?
Go back and buy it!
But what do you do when it’s no longer an option,
THE dress is no longer in the shop,
they have no idea if, or when, the designers will make another one.
What do you do?
Do you wait, indefinitely, and hope for the best?
That one day you will have THE dress all to yourself.
Or do you go and find yourself a replacement dress?
There are loads of stunning wedding dresses out there, some very similar to THE dress, should you settle for one of them?
Knowing, that when it comes down to it, the replacement dress won’t match up to THE dress.
Can you make yourself love another dress?
Can it ever feel like THE dress?
Or make you feel the same way THE dress did?
Do you just put aside your love of THE dress
and set yourself another,
(not quite so) happily ever after?

some people will read this and totally relate…
while some will shake their heads, roll the tape in their heads, and say “no”
the Yearning Ninny gives an interesting take on the female mind
especially if you re-read the post and replace “dress” with “man”
…and imagine that she’s trying to decide which man to be with as opposed to which dress to buy for her wedding…


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