I'm sorry to say we're no closer to picking a dress and to a certain extent, a photographer. We are closer, but I have to actually have talks with the two photographers, because I feel (and maybe this is just how they charm people into throwing thousands of dollars at them) as if we formed mini relationships with the two of them. No matter who we pick, we're going to talk to both of them and explain to the photog we do not pick why we are not picking him. I will let you in on a little secret, we're leaning more and more towards Ben. We feel he fits our style better, he's more low-key like we are, and he's also more humble-- HOLD ON, this does not mean we think Shea is cocky, I mean that to say I think we would be pretending we're a little more high class than we are by going with Shea. This DOES NOT mean we think Ben is low class, but he's more country, Shea's a little more big city guy.
Enough about that, back to dresses I guess, it becomes more and more apparent that I am not going to be satisfied with anything less than Vera. I did find out something interesting though: Ms. Wang is going a line for David's Bridal. Who knew?! I don't care about labels, but I didn't think I would ever contemplate being a David's Bridal bride. I was happy beyond belief when I found out how inexpensive the Pronovias dresses are, I'm no snob when it comes to saving money, but have you ever tried on a David's Bridal dress and then a Pronovias? It's like night and day, and I have to say it, I'm sorry, but I feel most David's Bridal dresses just aren't made as high quality. Now, the gamble is that the Vera Wang dresses by David's Bridal will also feel a little more cheaply made. BUT in the meantime, I found a shop, much closer to home, that actually carries Vera Wang, and Kyle actually offered to take me there... because it's in Princeton, but he promised he would then go find something else to do.
While I'm on that subject, it seems a good time to talk about something we're both very passionate about. We don't want a first look. I remember telling my mom, and she waited until I answered her to make any comments (because she has been so quick not to pass any, and I mean ANY judgements unless mine agree with hers), and she was so pleased that we were waiting. She won't tell me when she doesn't like anything, I guess cause she doesn't want to hurt my feelings, but when she does like something, she's quick to tell me... It's funny though, because now I know when she doesn't like something... she just doesn't say anything! Ha! Got you Mama! Well, back to the point, it's been really fun being sneaky about it, because I'm really excited about surprising him with the dress. HOWEVER, he's really my best friend, I really talk to him about anything, and so it's been really tough when I need someone to talk to and I know he's going to understand me best and I can't talk to him... I gave him a very generic breakdown of my dilemma about dresses and that's when he said he'd drive me to Princeton, which I thought was sweet mostly because I can drive myself to Princeton, he was offering extra support that I need but didn't ask for. And oddly, I feel like it might be just what I need (plus my mom) but as long as he stays in the car or something :)
I mentioned a few posts ago that I have a thesis committee meeting coming up, and it's really important that it be perfect, so I'm a little swamped right now. Also, I always feel kind of bad when I do completely text posts, ESPECIALLY because I tend to go on and on and on and on... I'm sure you've noticed! But the point is, as soon as things slow down a little at work, I've got a lot in store for everyone! They're be pictures and inspiration boards and all sorts of cool stuff. We have LOTS to talk about!! Theme and color and flowers and cake and invitations and... ahhhh, I'm so excited, but more on that later, because I have to get back to work now, but I promise!! Soon!!!!!