Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I'm having a meltdown ...

Not really. I'm not having any vendor issues, or worried that I forgot to do something. It's that I have zero ability to make a decision.

Okay, that's not true. I'm good at making decisions. And I'm even better at second guessing my decision. I am searching madly for a new wedding gown.

I had similar melt downs twice a year for about 6 years - once in December and once in April. Anyone who took university classes can guess why my melt downs were at those times of year. I decided to change my career every December and April. I fantasized about switching from my major (life science, which is a blend of anatomy, biology, genetics, pharmacology and other related medical/biological studies) to everything from chemical engineering to French studies to sociology.

How many times did I switch? Not once. I entered with an ssp (subject of specialization, which requires more courses than a major) in life science. I graduated with an ssp in life science, and threw in a minor in Spanish. You know, for fun.

I suspect my current meltdown is similar to my former exam meltdown. Will I change my dress? Of course not. But I'm having fun / stressing myself out looking at other dresses. Plus, I am moderately worried I won't be able to dance in my dress. It's not binding, nor is it heavy. But I don't normally dance in a floor length dress, so I'm worried about moving around in it.

Here are some dresses I'm looking at ... just for fun.




Note: I'm not actually having a meltdown. I'm just looking at other things.

10 comments:

Marie said...

I did this so often! Once I bought my dress I then spent every day looking at other dresses. Even when I went to my first fitting I was looking at other dresses and wondering if I shouldn't have tried them on. Oh and on the dancing, it's not easy in a floor length dress, I just had to hitch mine up if I was dancing energetically! See my pictures on London Bride for the proof. But those other dresses are beautiful, of course I can't comment on your dress as I haven't seen it but judging by your taste for the rest of the wedding I'm assuming it's amazing.

Marie-Ève said...

They are all lovely... And there's not harm in looking...

AmyJean said...

All those dresses are beautiful... its so hard to make a decision! Lol
RelentlessBride

Brandy said...

Perhaps wedding dresses are like houses, once you buy one you wonder what else there is out there but in the end you don't move, even if you do find the most perfect converted schoolhouse in all the world with a seperate studio barn that is a fraction of what your house cost because it's in the middle of nowhere...not that that's happened to me or anything...nope. never.
No harm in looking right?!

DCKate said...

I love the scalloped necklines on the last two!

Jess said...

Those are all really nice dresses..and fun to look, but you're probably best to keep what you have..since your wedding is coming up REALLY REALLY soon!!

Margarita said...

Just be careful about looking too much. My friend went nutso and bought 3 wedding dresses in the end and decided the day of which one to wear. Careful...
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Krista said...

Ooh, that's a good point, Margarita.

Emily said...

Your dress is beautiful, and you look gorgeous in it! But, there's no harm in having fun.....just don't stress yourself out about it! :)

Kate said...

I can't stop browsing oncewed and other used-dress sites, thinking that if I get another dress for a bargain price it somehow is less crazy. It's not. It's a sickness.