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There has been much hemming and hawing about my wedding dress. Should I buy one, Should I make one. They're soooo expensive, but perhaps worth it given the angst it would cause me in the end?

During my third fitting related meltdown before Belvidere Rob very sweetly pulled me aside. Looked me straight in the face and said "Dear, think about this feeling...PLEASE don't make your wedding dress" (Okay he never says Dear but I"m trying to make the moment seem sweeter than his just pointing out that I'm an idiot)...and that sealed it. I wasn't willing to ruin the fun of a wedding by making a wedding dress. I was going to suck it up, say "WOW I am incredibly blessed to have a family that can afford to buy me a lovely dress" and just go get one! 

We went shopping in the beginning in MA where my sister lives. Not intending to buy there, just because I was there, Molly was there, and Mom was there. Well it turns out that Shirley from Bridal Heirlooms is hands down the NICEST most wonderful bridal lady in the world. While the one who carries the designer I like in PA told me I was too fat for the samples and was wasting her time. So off we went to MA to buy a dress. I fit almost perfectly in the sample so really limited alterations will be needed and Molly will bring it down with her.

So if you want to see it. Here's the link. If you want it to be a surpise. Don't open it :-) There are also some potential bridesmaid dresses in there. We pretty much all agreed the green was our favorite. Possibly in the purple color, possibly in the green. It was way shiny in the photo due to crappy point and shoot flash. Please try to ignore the really stupid expression on my face.
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So in reading everyone's posts about people switching to Facebook it raises my hackles. I use facebook to keep up with people not on LJ but I've had this journal for almost 10 years and I check it daily. The thought of losing my connections to my costuming friends, and my online connections with them creates a deep deep saddness in my heart. I would hate to see everyone I follow move elsewhere. I have a blogger account, I never use it. I have google reader but it's nowhere as nice to read as a Friend's page. I cannot stand Twitter. I think twitter represents all that is wrong and insensitive with our country. One line entries do not give you depth, and I'm sorry I don't care thatyou're standing in line for a coffee. I know I know it's dumb but it reeeeeally gets under my skin!

SO I shall try to be much better about posting. The problem is I haven't done any costuming to post about, so you'll all just get stuck with my other life ramblings. Which mostly involve, work, wedding stuff and Victoria and I are preparing for a Craft show in October.

Wedding wise we've booked a veunue! and therefore a date! August 6, 2011 at the Joseph Ambler Inn  It's a lovely historic venue that will suit us just perfectly. The next big decision is can I make my Grandmother's not-super-attractive wedding dress work. It's VERY VERY shiney nylon satin. So Shiney it hurts. I know I could put an overlay on the skirt but the bodice would just have to stay super shiney. And it doesn't fit. So I'd have to put a piece in the sides. V thinks I should just make my own dress from scratch. That sounds like a whooole lotta stress. I'm never happy with my finished work, would I just look at it and see all the flaw?...
 
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So in reading everyone's posts about people switching to Facebook it raises my hackles. I use facebook to keep up with people not on LJ but I've had this journal for almost 10 years and I check it daily. The thought of losing my connections to my costuming friends, and my online connections with them creates a deep deep saddness in my heart. I would hate to see everyone I follow move elsewhere. I have a blogger account, I never use it. I have google reader but it's nowhere as nice to read as a Friend's page. I cannot stand Twitter. I think twitter represents all that is wrong and insensitive with our country. One line entries do not give you depth, and I'm sorry I don't care thatyou're standing in line for a coffee. I know I know it's dumb but it reeeeeally gets under my skin!

SO I shall try to be much better about posting. The problem is I haven't done any costuming to post about, so you'll all just get stuck with my other life ramblings. Which mostly involve, work, wedding stuff and Victoria and I are preparing for a Craft show in October.

Wedding wise we've booked a veunue! and therefore a date! August 6, 2011 at the Joseph Ambler Inn  It's a lovely historic venue that will suit us just perfectly. The next big decision is can I make my Grandmother's not-super-attractive wedding dress work. It's VERY VERY shiney nylon satin. So Shiney it hurts. I know I could put an overlay on the skirt but the bodice would just have to stay super shiney. And it doesn't fit. So I'd have to put a piece in the sides. V thinks I should just make my own dress from scratch. That sounds like a whooole lotta stress. I'm never happy with my finished work, would I just look at it and see all the flaw?...
 
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So now that the initial shock has worn off I'm starting to think about the wedding and of course my wedding dress. I mean duh right?

So we're thinking a fall wedding or possibly even a winter wedding, regardless I don't really like strapless dresses. I feel like everyone gets married in a strapless dress that lookes like a wadded napkin with the rouching. I want something really timeless and elegant. What I really want is what Grace Kelly wore. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://fashionbride.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/gracekellydress.jpg&imgrefurl=http://fashionbride.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/royal-bride-22/&usg=__JLcCL2nnwZ2Z2HDglaRrXPgZmPk=&h=320&w=240&sz=63&hl=en&start=10&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=NwEDsh92cxVZ0M:&tbnh=118&tbnw=89&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgrace%2Bkelly%2Bwedding%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1 

You don't get much more elegant than that.

Now I swore that I would never ever EVER make me own wedding dress but....http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v2979-products-7971.php?page_id=186  someone talk some sense into me!!!

I'm really very drawn to the 1950's style I like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/37047741/1950s-vintage-ivory-white-silk-kauffman?ref=sr_gallery_27&ga_search_query=wedding+gown&ga_search_type=&ga_page=2&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title


and I like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/31295226/absolutly-stunning-wedding-dress

Why do I like old things so much? there's an allure to the classic elegance...if it doesn't look dated now and it's 50 years old hopefully it won't look dated in another 50.

I'm thinking about starting a blog soley for wedding stuff so people who aren't interested in my wedding yammerings don't have to listen


There's something really sad about a buslte dress put over a hoop...it just looks distorted and sad, but Imagine It would be quite lovely if it was on it's proper foundations www.etsy.com/listing/35845075/sale-late-1800s-antique-victorian-lace


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So now that the initial shock has worn off I'm starting to think about the wedding and of course my wedding dress. I mean duh right?

So we're thinking a fall wedding or possibly even a winter wedding, regardless I don't really like strapless dresses. I feel like everyone gets married in a strapless dress that lookes like a wadded napkin with the rouching. I want something really timeless and elegant. What I really want is what Grace Kelly wore. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://fashionbride.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/gracekellydress.jpg&imgrefurl=http://fashionbride.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/royal-bride-22/&usg=__JLcCL2nnwZ2Z2HDglaRrXPgZmPk=&h=320&w=240&sz=63&hl=en&start=10&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=NwEDsh92cxVZ0M:&tbnh=118&tbnw=89&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgrace%2Bkelly%2Bwedding%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1 

You don't get much more elegant than that.

Now I swore that I would never ever EVER make me own wedding dress but....http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v2979-products-7971.php?page_id=186  someone talk some sense into me!!!

I'm really very drawn to the 1950's style I like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/37047741/1950s-vintage-ivory-white-silk-kauffman?ref=sr_gallery_27&ga_search_query=wedding+gown&ga_search_type=&ga_page=2&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title


and I like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/31295226/absolutly-stunning-wedding-dress

Why do I like old things so much? there's an allure to the classic elegance...if it doesn't look dated now and it's 50 years old hopefully it won't look dated in another 50.

I'm thinking about starting a blog soley for wedding stuff so people who aren't interested in my wedding yammerings don't have to listen


There's something really sad about a buslte dress put over a hoop...it just looks distorted and sad, but Imagine It would be quite lovely if it was on it's proper foundations www.etsy.com/listing/35845075/sale-late-1800s-antique-victorian-lace


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