Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Decision-making disorders

I have one. Do you? And right now, I am in a major dilemma. A pickle. A quandry, if you will.

It has been almost two years of wedded bliss since I married that stud-licious husband of mine. Yet the highlight of that particular evening is still hanging in a closet at my parents' house. I'm talking about my wedding dress.

If I had to choose between my husband and that dress, I would need the cold barrel of a gun at my temple to cast my vote. (Just kidding, hon.) No but really, I love, love, love that dress. I would sleep in it if I could and I miss those times leading up to the big day when I could just watch it. And pet it.

Here's the deal though, ladies. And this is serious, so I'm going to need some input on this one. They say you should spend about 30% of your budget on the dress. Well, I blew that. A lot. In fact, the dress WAS the wedding. (Hey, I made my own wedding invitations so I could have that dress. And I LIKED it.) But it's okay because it is still the most fabulous frock I ever put my little eyes on. Now that the wedding days are behind me, this little beauty sits on a hanger, in a bag, waiting to die.

To sell or not to sell the dress, that is the question. Do I release the dove into the world for some other lovely lady to bask in its...loveliness? Or do I keep it for my own selfish, sentimental, girly reasons? What's to be done in a situation like this?



FYI: The dress in question is courtesy of Anne Barge and selected with the help of Claire at Louise Blum on Post Oak in Houston, TX. Talk about service, y'all.

Photo by Aric Hoek at Solaris Studios, Houston, TX. He will make you look fabulous.

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

Great dress!! Did you buy it in Houston?

Kate said...

Yes I did indeed, at Louise Blum on Post Oak. FABULOUS place. Highly recommend Claire.

ÄsK AliCë said...

A wedding dress is so sentimental - I'm not married but I don't think I could sell my dress afterwards...

Meaghan said...

Keep it! I was engaged and called the wedding off and I still kept the dress, loved the dress! Get it professionally stored. You never know you may have a daughter, niece, close friend who would love to wear it. Wouldn't you get more out of it by sharing the dress with someone you love? You could also have a Taylor do something to it so that you can use it in the future, make a bag, negligee etc....

keep it, you will regret it if you let it go!

xoxo
Meaghan
www.cancerlost.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

My advice is to keep it a bit longer. Like you, I adore my dress and do not want to give it up. So I'm thinking I'll wear it around the house on my one year anniversary. OR I'll host a "Wedding Dress Party" where all my friends dress up in their wedding dresses and the guys just dress up. Then maybe I'll give it up. That is my suggestion, but good luck to you!=)

Hannah said...

I would keep it for a bit longer, then maybe sell it and give part of the proceeds to charity! That way the dress would keep giving in so many ways!

Kate said...

Thanks for all the great ideas ladies!

mrs. mary mack said...

I'm new to your blog...(via twentysomething), but as a newlywed myself I say keep the dress! I'm saving mine for a rainy day?!!LOL maybe my future daughters rainy day. She doesn't have to wear the dress, but a piece of it could be her 'something old'.