I haven't updated on wedding plans since February. Since I apparently have some Klout on the topic, I figure I should post something eventually.
Going through all these motions definitely makes me question and re-question our decision to actually have a ceremony. I know that isn't the best thing to say, but the excitement hasn't really been where people have led me to believe it should be. This is probably in part because I am not doing the whole bridal party thing -- if I haven't mentioned it before, the reason for that is to keep simplicity. Of course, the trade-off is that the excitement seems to come from those, so hmmm. [Fortunately, a number of my female friends have volunteered to keep things flowing that day so that things don't fall apart completely under my inexperienced watch.]
I recently went for my first expedition for a dress. I'm not sure where I got the idea of "7 months prior" from, but I had procrastinated long enough and decided to take an initial stab. As I was doing this, I reaffirmed my uncomfortable-ness when it comes to attention and that this is really just a freaking dress.
A couple of the "not-the-one"s:
Armed with a few pictures from the session, I decided that I would shop around a little bit more before deciding on one -- not "the" one, but "a" one. While I can understand that people dream about this all of their lives and are set on a particular look, I just want one that is comfortable and not akin to a prom or quinceñera dress. Oh, and within the budget -- I refuse to pay $1k for a dress that I will only rent or buy+wear once.
Finally, I just thought I'd mention I've been doing a lot of learning, reading, and introspection lately. Marriage seems to amplify the need to know where you're at, so to speak, and no doubt there will need to be a lot of open-mindedness for everyone involved.