So, The Fiance and I are trying to stick to a small wedding budget. Minuscule. Itty bitty. Don’t break the bank (cause we’re already broke). So to help with that, as well as to start a beautiful family tradition, my mother’s twin sister has offered her wedding dress to me as a gift.
Honestly, I was a bit nervous about the dress. My aunt got married 17 years ago. When I looked at pictures of the dress, there were parts that I liked and parts that just screamed “I’M DATED!” But I liked the idea of a family wedding dress.
So I put on the dress, trying to reserve judgement until I could see the whole picture. My initial reaction was “SLEEVES!” but I waited until I got downstairs to show everyone before I really came to a decision.
After much discussion and some alteration ideas that would help the dress better suit me, I was pleasantly surprised. I felt really happy and excited and made the decision that this dress was going to be THE dress. I think it has a lot of potential, once it gets a few updates.
Not to mention, I had the approval of about 8 women who are important to me. It was a really beautiful and exciting moment that I got to share with three generations of women in my family. I feel very lucky and blessed for this experience with them.