Gorgeous, impractical, soft and embellished, the dress was irresistible.
Unfortunately, I can barely look at any of my wedding pictures without cringing a little.
You see, the dress was beautiful, with a heart shaped neckline. On me, that neckline was a little lopsided. I was assured that it would be easy peasy to fix and it…wasn’t. Balking at the $500 price tag, I opted for the simpler fix of making the dress into a halter top.
It didn’t fix it.
The halter was put on lopsided, which just accentuated the problem. I was assured by my entourage that it looked fine, no one would notice, and maybe that was true at first. But after the dress had settled a bit…it’s all I can see in nearly every single picture.
It is a beautiful dress. I thought I would treasure it and want to keep it forever.
But I don’t. I don’t want to put it on to remind myself of the day. I don’t want to keep it just in case my future daughter wants it. I want to remember how wonderful that day was, and hopefully, with time, I will forget that little wardrobe malfunction…or at least find it humorous.
So today, my dress will be posted to The Brides’ Project — a fantastic charity that sells dresses at reduced cost, and all proceeds go to cancer-related charities, which is a cause that is dear to my heart.
It’s the best use for it I can imagine.
I just hope the next person who falls in love with it isn’t “lopsided” like me.
What did you do with your wedding dress?