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So, this weekend I am finally going to start shopping for the DRESS! I don't really know if I'm ready for this- I'd like to have lost a little more weight before I started! I've been going to the gym 4-5 mornings a week for the last month, and I can tell I'm getting stronger, but I don't know that I'm losing weight or getting smaller. πŸ™ Boo. I usually do the elliptical for 45-60 minutes each morning, and then do some arm work- gonna want to show off those guns at the weddin' ya know? But in all honesty my eating habits have been very random and inconsistent so I am going to have to make those changes too if I want to see results. BUT- I digress. Back to the dress thing. πŸ™‚

I'm getting married outside. What kind of dress are you supposed to wear for an outdoor wedding? I have some personal requirements or style preferences for my dress.

1. No beading or crystals or any of that fancy schmancy stuff.
2. No embroidery or flowery things. Lace MIGHT be okay. I like some lace dresses.
3. Simple, simple, simple.
4. Support- gotta have something to keep the girls up! I'm thinking no strapless…
5. Budget-friendly, obvs. I'm thinking $500 or less. I'm only wearing the dad-gum thing once after all!

Style Preferences For My Dress

Vineyard Collection's shirt dress style

I freakin' love this dress that was featured in MS Weddings recently. So classy but kinda casual, too, no? Muy fabulosa! But definitely out of my budget. Like WAY out. I'll probably go with something a little more traditional… if anyone knows of any good dress designers with pieces under $500, let me know. PS- I am so anti-David's Bridal so don't even go there. K thanks. πŸ™‚ I know what you're thinking- how can you expect to find a cheap dress and totally rule out DB… well… I despise their business practices. Especially selling my name, phone, and email to every possible wedding vendor in the country. I've been getting spam calls and emails out the wazoo from the moment I stepped in that place. BOO to you, DB. BOO. **end rant** So any other suggestions would be much appreciated. πŸ™‚

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