I’ve been watching Say Yes To The Dress on Netflix. I’ve finished all the ones set in Atlanta and am now onto New York. It’s great to have on in the background while Munchkin and I are playing. The Man just laughs at me when he comes home and it’s on. He knows how I feel about wedding dress shopping…I’m so glad I never have to do it again! I had a good experience I just don’t want to do it again. I had fun shopping with my mom and found THE dress for me. I just don’t want to spend that much money for a dress I’ll only wear for a few hours again!
Usually at the end of an episode I have warm fuzzies and everything is rainbows and glitter. There have been a couple of times when that hasn’t happened. It’s usually because the bride has a sense of entitlement. I hate it when they don’t care about the budget and bully their parents into buying them a more expensive dress.
I cringe when I hear things like “I always get what I want” and “the budget doesn’t matter” or anything along those lines. Do they not know how bratty they sound? It’s not cute or endearing to hear that from a grown women. It’s not all the bride’s fault, their parents have had a hand in creating the monster. If they always give in then of course the bride is going to say something like that. Why get upset now? You’re reaping what you’ve sown. It’s a good reminder to me, to make sure to teach Munchkin gratitude.
Also, the budget for some of these dresses boggles my mind. If they have the money to spend, great. But some of them are almost what my my entire wedding cost. It’s just crazy to me! And the brides who bring tons of people with them is mind boggling to me too. You can’t please everyone and getting tons of opinions just make it harder (at least I think so!)
I think something that often gets forgotten in the quest to have “the perfect day”…and that’s the fact that what comes after the wedding is more important. The wedding is just a day. The marriage is (or at least should be) forever. The wedding doesn’t make the marriage. The relationship is so much more important!
You get pictures of my dress because every post should have pictures, right?!
Did you have a good experience buying a wedding dress?