Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Comfortable Digs

It's disturbing to me that The Knot's Shopping 101: Gown-Buying Checklist has little to no mention of comfort. I manged to find one tiny little allusion to it under the heading "4-5 weeks before" the wedding. (Keep in mind that the guide starts 9-12 months before the wedding.) When you're in the final fitting stage--according to The Knot--you should then ensure that you can "move comfortably" in your dress.


One of the smartest things I did was prioritize comfort from the beginning of my dress shopping experience. Of course the most beautiful things are often the most uncomfortable, but there are plenty of items that bridge the gap between beauty and comfort. And since your wedding day should be about your enjoyment first and foremost, you better think about comfort.

Personally, I didn't think about comfort enough. Had I thought about it more, I would've tailored the dress so it wasn't so low cut (I did feel a little over-exposed). I also would've sewn little strings and snaps into the straps to secure my bra (like Ann Taylor does in their dresses).

For the most part, however, I was super-comfortable. It helped being able to wear normal undergarments.

A lot of different things go into minimizing stress and maximizing happiness on your wedding day. I'm convinced that being comfortable in your clothing is one of those things!

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Meg said...

Um, you need to submit your wedding to me ASAP!! Ok, I meant to say the magic word, please?? Email me, for real.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this entire blog. I sat down and started at the beginning about oh... two hours ago and I read through in a chronological order.
I'm planning a wedding at a state park remarkably similar to yours! I'm on a $3000 budget, and with a about half of the number of guests you had, but a lot of the details are similar. I got to re-acquaint myself with what I wanted out of my wedding in the beginning: friends, family and celebration. Thank you for reminding me!

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