this weekend was a good one, a big one - that's right, i went wedding dress shopping. it took four dresses and we were in and out in about 45 minutes. we still went to kleinfeld's the next day because - hello - they have 2,000 dresses (i asked, it's true). you know, just in case we missed anything.
and now, a few words on wedding dress shopping.
there are, obviously, a lot of dresses out there. they run the whole gamut, and within all those thousands of dresses are probably hundreds that you like. i tired on around ten dresses and almost every single one was fun to wear, made me feel beautiful, made me ooh and aah. and ultimately, the one i decided on made me ooh and aah just a little bit more, and it was nothing like the dress i thought i would buy. (and it made my mom and aunt ooh and aah quite a bit, so they were happy). and while you're trying on all these gorgeous gowns, you're telling yourself to hold on to this moment, savor it forever - the day you go wedding dress shopping is one you've thought about for awhile, hold on to that moment! but you know, we can't hold on to and memorize every moment. and we can't buy every pretty dress we see, or hem and haw and hem and haw about whether we picked the right dress or if we should try on just one more. at some point you just have to enjoy it, embrace it and, quite simply, live it. it was, in fact, quite an apt metaphor for weddings and love in general. we can't snap a picture of everything we do on our wedding day, we can't date every single guy or gal to be totally 100% sure we didn't miss out on anything - we just have to embrace each day, the love we have, and enjoy the hell out of it. which i made sure to do with a glass of champagne after i found the one (and boy oh boy i can't wait to share it with you guys when the time comes!)