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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mormon Wedding Dress Tips

Brides have been on my mind lately and not just because June is upon us. I have once again agreed to make a wedding dress for one of my nieces who will be getting married at the end of the summer.

This will be my seventh wedding dress. It may not seem like a lot to a professional seamstress, but a professional seamstress I am not. I love to design, but the reality is I would much rather pay someone else to do the sewing to see my designs come to fruition. But I don't have that kind of cash so I sew as a means to an end. These wedding dresses are gifts of pure love because out of all the things I sew, I think wedding dresses are my least favorite project. They are usually large and cumbersome to cut out and get under the sewing machine. And brides tend to have a very clear idea about what they want and unusually high expectations about how it should turn out. I don't blame them. It is their wedding - a once in a lifetime event (hopefully). But this takes pretty much all the fun out of the process for this designer making it just a stressful sewing project instead of a inspiring, creative journey (I will say though, that these last three projects have all been really fun to do).

Over the years though, I have come to enjoy being part wedding dress sewer and part wedding dress consultant. Here are some of the tips I like to share with the mormon brides-to-be. I realize our core readership is far from the newly engaged girl, but I figure with google and word of mouth, the info will get into the right hands (I think this post did). And girls, feel free to add your own wedding dress advice from your own experiences.

General advice

1. Think about wearing wearing a temple dress for the temple ceremony instead of your wedding dress. This is something I wished someone would have suggested to me. And here's why:
  • No one really sees it anyway under the layers of temple clothing.
  • Depending on the style of your wedding dress, it can be less cumbersome to deal with at the altar.
  • You won't have to worry about wearing a "dickie" or sleeve extensions (which is not a huge deal, but something to consider).
  • There are already a bunch of other guidelines you're trying to follow when you are a mormon bride, so freeing up the options of color and length is nice.
2. Don't be afraid to think outside the box to make sure the dress fits your own personal style and tastes:

3. Consider the location, feel (and theme?) of your wedding reception when deciding on your dress.
  • Is it formal? casual? beachy? fun? elegant? sophisticated? modern? traditional?
  • Or, if you have your hear set on a specific style of dress, consider this style when planning the feel of your reception.

If you plan on getting a dress made:

  • Go try on dresses anyway. See what necklines, sleeve length, and dress style looks best on your body type. Don't just consult magazines. Otherwise, you might try on your "dream dress" at the end of the process and realize your dream dress looks horrible on you. And then, it's too late.
  • This "faux wedding dress shopping trip" is also a good time to see what kind of white looks better with your skin tone. Yes, there are many kinds of white. "Off-whites" come in blue tones, pink tones and yellow tones. And don't worry, the old connection of a pure white wedding dress to purity is a thing of the past. Even so, you will actually be getting married in pure white. You can think of the wedding dress as your party dress.
  • Buy your wedding underwear before your first fitting. Not the wedding night underwear -- you can keep that to yourself. But pick out the bra you are going to wear on your special day and wear the same one to every fitting. It might even be a good time to get a real bra fitting if you haven't done it before. If you plan on wearing a slimming/smoothing underpinning, find it and wear it to every fitting as well. These things make a huge difference in how a dress will fit (and be fitted).
  • The next thing you are going to need to get is your shoes. Having these before the dress is done (and even before it is cut) is vital in making sure the dress is the perfect length.
  • If you plan on losing weight (or gaining weight before the wedding), do your dressmaker a favor and try to do it all before you start in the dressmaking process or be prepared to pay extra for more fittings (and for a grumpy sewer).

If you buy a dress:

  • Don't buy a dress that is 4 sizes too big for you because it was such a "great deal" and then expect that a sewer will be able to alter it to fit you perfectly. We can do some amazing things, but we cannot perform miracles.
  • Don't buy a strapless or sleeveless dress and figure someone will be able to just slap sleeves right onto it without it looking strange at all. It can be done in some instances with a flawless result, but not always. Please realize that you are taking a chance here at not being please at the final result. And don't be a bridezilla when it doesn't turn out exactly the way you think it should.
  • If you are able to shop with a sewer, do it. They will be able to tell you what is possible and impossible when it comes to altering a dress.

35 Comments:

  • I just have to say that my wedding dress turned out perfectly and exactly the way I wanted it. And tftcarrie made it for me. :)

    What amazed me the most was that we only had 2 or 3 fittings! You're so talented, carrie, admit it. You're amazing!! (and thank you for doing it).

    This is a fabulous guideline to have; I might print it out for future reference (15 years from now I could be a mother of the bride...ooh...shudder...scary thought!)
    posted by Blogger Cheryl at 5/24/2007 01:09:00 PM  



  • I LOVE this blog - I don't know that I have ever commented but I had to put in my two cents.

    I agree 100% with getting married in a temple dress rather than your wedding dress. I was married in a special temple dress that my mother made and I still wear it to the temple every year on our anniversary.

    I feel bad for brides when I see them in their sealing struggling with their huge dress. I also feel like some of the more ornate, sequined and decorated dresses are inappropriate for the temple.

    Get a nice temple dress, you will feel special no matter what you are wearing on that day. Have fun picking out a beautiful dress for your pictures and for your reception.
    posted by Blogger Jolene at 5/24/2007 02:04:00 PM  



  • I agree--I had an off-white wedding dress so I wore my sister's temple dress to be sealed in. (I still didn't have one at that point--I rented for the next couple of years actually.) It was nice. And it was super hot in there so I was glad I wasn't under all the layers of petticoat, stiff fabric, etc. that my fellow brides were.

    And I had 3/4 sleeves added to my short-sleeved wedding dress--but the fabric had to be cut off from the train. My actual wedding dress looked way different from the dress I originally bought. I had my fingers crossed through every alteration that it would work out and it did.

    I'd love to see some of the dresses you have made.
    posted by Blogger Eliza at 5/24/2007 03:08:00 PM  



  • I wish I had known I could choose a different "wedding dress" than my "sealing dress"! Obviously it should be something garment-appropriate ... but that's a whole different thing than temple-appropriate.

    My ideal dress would have been tea length (if that hits at mid-calves, lol; not sure if I know the terminology!) like the one Audrey Hepburn wore in that dreamy scene in Funny Face. Of course that would have been too short for the temple, but it didn't occur to me -- and nobody mentioned it -- that I could have done it anyway for everything except the actual sealing.

    Sigh! I hope, hope, hope I don't turn into one of those women who fixes her mistakes vicariously through her daughters' weddings, lol. When that time comes, I don't want to be a butt-insky and force their decisions based on all my regrets (not that my mom did that, *cough, cough*). But I do have a few! ;-)
    posted by Blogger RCH at 5/24/2007 03:31:00 PM  



  • I got my wedding dress made and it turned out great. However, from the brides point of view (vs. the seamstress) my only advice would be to talk to some clients of the person who is making the dress. I loved the final product, but one thing I wasn't aware of was that my seamstress was notorious for pushing back the finishing date of the dress. I was supposed to have my dress a month before the wedding (to make sure it turned out right in case I wanted to make some changes) and I didn't get it until about a week before--lucky for me I liked it. Anyway, my point is if I would have talked to some people I would have been aware that this was her habit. . . so you know, maybe talk to other peeps about their experience so you know what to expect. And ditto on not wearing your wedding dress to the sealing.
    posted by Blogger miggy at 5/24/2007 05:37:00 PM  



  • haha. i love that you used the term bridezilla.

    I loved my dress that tftcarrie did - a cream vintage beaded cardigan (cut to capped sleeves) with a long skirt with a train made of several different materials on the side.

    I'm pretty sure I owe her my first-born.
    posted by Blogger tamrobot at 5/24/2007 05:52:00 PM  



  • "Obviously it should be something garment-appropriate ... but that's a whole different thing than temple-appropriate."

    rch - exactly my point. Finding a dress that you love and is garment appropriate is hard enough. Just having a few more options open (like color and length) when you decide that it doesn't need to be temple appropriate (because you're not wearing it in the temple of course) is nice.

    miggy-thanks for your advice when dealing with a seamstress. Consider yourself lucky though. I don't think any of the brides I sewed for got their dresses more than a week before the wedding. Some just days before (hey brenbot and tamrobot! -- sorry if I stressed you guys out!)

    And thanks for your kind words cheryl and tamrobot. I get all embarrassed when people know I have made the dress at the wedding because I feel like people look at it closer (and my sewing skills are not my strong point).
    posted by Blogger TftCarrie at 5/24/2007 06:05:00 PM  



  • This is a great post, Carrie. Maybe I should renew my vows..in Vegas?!?

    I wore my grandmothers wedding gown from 1940 - long, ivory, thin velvet and simple - absolutely gorgeous. She was a litle taller than me so I had it hemmed but everything else fit me perfectly - it was as if it was made for me. Very special.

    I wasn't sure if it was going to fly in the temple because it was not white - definately ivory - but no one batted an eye. In hindsight, I think that I would have just worn a simple temple dress because my train was so long and like Carrie said, no one really sees the dress with all of the other things you are wearing.

    And for the record, I have seen Carrie's sewing up close and personal and she's being WAY too modest - sewing IS a strong suit for her :)
    posted by Blogger chloe at 5/24/2007 06:28:00 PM  



  • One of the nice things about Provo is that there are stores and stores full of temple-modest wedding dresses. I bought one off the rack and didn't even need any alterations. I wore it for the sealing, poofy net slip and all. I wasn't going to buy a wedding dress and not wear it for the actual ceremony! It was my wedding dress, not my pictures and reception dress! It was much simpler than the funky dresses you see in bridal magazines, so it worked fine for the ceremony, even with that skirt that made me look like Scarlett O'Hara. That was a fun skirt!

    Melinda
    posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 5/24/2007 07:59:00 PM  



  • I would like to second Carrie on a couple of things. One is wearing a temple dress in the temple and using the "wedding dress" for everthing else. My situation was a little different, since I was getting sealed a year after my wedding, but I can't imagine having a big wedding dress to contend with on top of everything else during that day. Better to be in something simple that you won't have to be fussing with, so that you can concentrate on what you're doing there, which is the whole point!

    The second is wedding separates - my sis in law had a beautiful wedding "dress" made (by her mother, who also did my dress for my wedding) which was a top and skirt. It was perfect for her, and also 100% temple appropriate. (Pictures here and here if anyone is interested) They made the top first in a cotton to make sure it was a cut and style she liked, which I figure is probably a lot easier to do with a top than with a whole wedding dress!
    posted by Blogger marian at 5/24/2007 08:05:00 PM  



  • I understand the logic of wearing a temple dress for the sealing, but to me there is just something special about getting married in your actual wedding dress. You only get to wear the dress as it is for one day, so I guess I'm in favor of squeezing as much wear time in as possible. And I guess I couldn't get past the idea of buying or making a "wedding" dress that wouldn't serve any purpose in the actual wedding. Just a psychological block. I think Mormon girls, or at least convert Mormon girls like me, do mourn a bit when realization hits that the wedding won't be the "flower girl, dramatic walk down the aisle, ring exchange extravaganza" you imagined as a little girl. So saving just one element from the fairytale is nice. (Which is not to say I lamented having a temple wedding...getting sealed for eternity is a fairytale in itself).

    My mom, who is not a member, sowed me this great kind of hippie style dress with an actual 1960's pattern she bought on ebay. She said that while she sowed it, she would prick her finger from time to time, leaving perhaps tiny droplets of blood. And she told me that even though she couldn't be there in person at the sealing, at least a little part of herself could. Awwww.
    posted by Anonymous Katie M. at 5/24/2007 08:34:00 PM  



  • I had my wedding dress made. (I found it very hard to find a modest wedding dress in California and honestly,I found them to be less then attractive and outdated.)I was also able to wear it in the temple for a few reasons.

    First, they gave me a BEAUTIFUL long sleeve satan 1/2 jacket? I am not sure what they are called, but it was worn right over my dress for the ceremony,) fit like a glove, and was very pretty. My acual dress had cap sleeves.

    I chose a dress style that required no petty-coat(no fluff) to go underneath so that solved layer problems.

    The best part is that after the wedding, I was able to have the length altered so it is always temple appropriate. I bought the satan jacket that is very light weight and comfortable, and I wear my wedding dress everytime I attend the temple with my husband. I get so many compliments and LOVE how much use I get out of it. Not to mention what a wonderful reminder it is of my wedding day.

    It is very possible, and I really would recommend it if you can make it work. My mom still wears her wedding dress (after all these years) to the temple as well. I love being able to wear something that means so much to me on a regular basis, vs. a standard temple dress that everyone else has.
    posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 5/24/2007 10:54:00 PM  



  • I had a beautiful, temple-appropriate wedding dress my mother made for me. I never have seen the big need for a wedding dress that isn't temple-appropriate.
    posted by Blogger SilverRain at 5/25/2007 06:56:00 AM  



  • I had sleeves put on my dress and I was so disappointed with the result! I loved my dress and it just didn't look right after the sleeves were added. I didn't turn into bridezilla, but it was the only time I broke out into tears during my wedding preparations. I totally agree with Carrie that you need to be careful when you do it!

    I, too, could not find a dress that I liked for my August wedding with sleeves. It is definitely a problem.
    posted by Blogger Jen at 5/25/2007 07:04:00 AM  



  • Adding a sash or bow in a color other than white really spruces up the dress. My SIL had a light pink sash around her waist and she stood out among the sea of other brides exiting the SLC Temple last weekend.

    Stylizing and personalizing the dress is important. The dresses off the rack from David's Bridal tend to all look the same: short sleeves, scoop neck, light beading on the bodice, etc.
    posted by Anonymous jean at 5/25/2007 07:49:00 AM  



  • Chloe,

    I know some temples are really strict about the color thing. Or at least they claim to be on their temple wedding guidelines handout. I guess it differs from temple to temple?

    Mckay,
    Thanks for linking to the photos. What a beautiful, unique dress.

    Jen,

    So sorry to hear about your dress. I can imagine how disappointing it must have been.

    Silverrain, Anon and others - I think for more "traditional-minded" brides or brides that enjoy simplicity, finding and wearing a temple appropriate dress to the ceremony is totally fine and even desirable. I totally get that. But for a bride who has less traditional tastes (and these are the ones I love to work with), trying to make/find a dress that is temple appropriate and works with their personal style is very hard. And I have found many brides don't realize that not wearing the dress in the temple is even an option. That is why I always bring it up.

    Thanks for all the varying comments. The more information a bride can gather, the more informed her decision can be!
    posted by Blogger TftCarrie at 5/25/2007 08:08:00 AM  



  • just another comment on the color issue. . . I too had a light pink sash on my wedding dress, but I also had a sash made in a light sand-ish beige-y color for the temple so it was a little more muted. I don't think the pink would have been out of place necessarily (since I didn't wear it in the actual ceremony) but I'm glad I did it, it was like two totally different looks on the same dress. Anyway, just another way to make it work even if the temple doesn't want you wearing color.
    posted by Blogger miggy at 5/25/2007 11:23:00 AM  



  • One more thought... TftCarrie..I love that you posted this blog and can give brides options!! Good work.

    The other thought I had and best advise for LDS brides would be to give them as much information as you can before they get married. I guess I never realized that you wear all the temple clothing when you get married. I remember when my mom told me I would wear my slippers and (knee length)panty-hoes I was like.. "what!" I was not disappointed, but just thought I would wear my heals. I know...it sounds funny now...but you forget that for a bride this is all very new and foreign. I think if you can take out the surprise element of the day...you are doing any bride a favor. I still remember feeling very beautiful, but it is very different from what you imagine growing up.
    posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 5/25/2007 12:04:00 PM  



  • Carrie - this is a great post. I, too, understand the logic (definitely) of not wearing your wedding dress to your seal, but I didn't mind wearing mine - even with all the temple clothing you have to wear on top. I think it is nice to get to wear your wedding dress all day long. It just felt really special. Also, something to think about is whether or not changing in & out of dresses is going to mess with hair & make-up. If you spend a lot of time doing some fancy up-do and then have to put a dress over your head, that could end disasterously perhaps????

    All of that being said, I think it is something to definitely consider. And I had gone to a bunch of fancy NYC wedding dress shops (talked to seamstresses there about adding sleeves, etc.), but ended up flying to SLC to finally buy my dress. I guess I actually got it in Provo. It was just easier in the end to buy something that I knew would be temple & garment appropriate.
    posted by Blogger Beth at 5/25/2007 12:09:00 PM  



  • I was fortunate enough to be able to wear my mother's wedding dress - she had made it herself 34 years prior. It fit just right, and I loved the vintage feel of it. I wish I would have known that I didn't need to wear it in the temple for the actual ceremony. It had a short, simple train that just barely drug on the ground - my dh stepped on it and tore it when we were going into the sealing room. No worries though, my mom had it all fixed up before the reception.

    I'd definitely vote for a seperate temple dress for the ceremony itself! Great tips Carrie - where were you 10 years ago??
    posted by Blogger Bubbles at 5/25/2007 01:37:00 PM  



  • I just wanted to echo a few things said for any brides-to-be.

    First, not only does Utah has lots of temple appropriate dresses, they are also ten times cheaper than any other place I know. Shop in Utah!

    Second, strongly consider a two-piecer. Like bathing suits, you can usually find one that fits you better; especially for us girls with long torsos, (one piece dresses never hit my boobs or waist at the right point).

    Third, I wore my wedding dress for the ceremony, and please believe us when we say...it gets stinking hot in those rooms filled with people. Looking back I would have liked to be a bit more comfortable, (though at the time I insisted on being married in my wedding dress).

    Fourth, and this is more about after ceremony celebrations...you may not believe me now but you will probably only have energy for the ceremony itself and then maybe a meal. After that you are sooooo tired, so strongly consider doing the big bash immediately after the ceremony, or after your honeymoon. I totally disregarded this advice, had my ceremony, luncheon, and then an evening reception. The truth is we both wish we could have cancelled the reception and just made the luncheon bigger. We were super pooped and didn't enjoy it like we thought we would.

    And fifth, congrats! Marriage is the best!
    posted by Blogger Tally Girl at 5/25/2007 01:43:00 PM  



  • Just one more idea in terms of color. My same sis-in-law who I talked about before (can you tell she inspires me!?!?!?) is VERY into color (she's a graphic designer) so she put color into her outfit as many places as she could - including hot pink shoes! Since you don't wear the shoes in the temple (as the previous commenter mentioned) then you can go wild with that. :-)
    posted by Blogger marian at 5/25/2007 01:48:00 PM  



  • TftCarrie - I don't exactly have "traditional tastes" - unless you mean very traditional. My dress was medieval-style.

    My mom made my sister's dress, too. She had a white sash for the temple, and a blue one to match her colors for the pictures after the ceremony and the reception. And she is a lot more traditionally-minded than I am. (In that she actually had a reception-type reception and a full-skirted dress.) Her dress was also temple-appropriate and absolutely beautiful.
    posted by Blogger SilverRain at 5/25/2007 04:34:00 PM  



  • Wow, thanks everyone for the great advice. I had no idea you wore anything other than your wedding dress for the ceremony.
    posted by Anonymous Proud Daughter of Eve at 5/25/2007 08:14:00 PM  



  • I know this is slightly off-topic, but you've inspired me to take another look at my wedding dress. I bet I can turn it into a temple dress. It's a shame to have all that gorgeous silk just sitting in closet storage. Time to haul out the sewing maching!
    posted by Blogger Azúcar at 5/26/2007 02:55:00 PM  



  • Silverain - I stand corrected. I guess we should add Medieval into the list and maybe Renaissance too (that was my dress style which I actually did wear in the temple too). There is no doubt that you can have a beautiful and temple appropriate dress. My point is, you don't necessarily have to.
    posted by Blogger TftCarrie at 5/26/2007 08:26:00 PM  



  • Katie M. said: I guess I couldn't get past the idea of buying or making a "wedding" dress that wouldn't serve any purpose in the actual wedding. Just a psychological block. I think Mormon girls, or at least convert Mormon girls like me, do mourn a bit when realization hits that the wedding won't be the "flower girl, dramatic walk down the aisle, ring exchange extravaganza" you imagined as a little girl.

    That's an interesting perspective for me to hear, as one who was born in the church -- and in Utah, no less. :-P The only "weddings" I had ever been to until after my own (a month shy of 26) were technically receptions, lol. (The first non-LDS wedding I went to was for my convert DH's cousin, a few months after we were married. How sad is that?)

    I don't actually think of the temple sealing as "the wedding" -- it's obviously the most sacred and important part of the day, but it's the sealing; it's something different. To me "the wedding" is the photographer, the extended family and friends, the little kids running amok, the cake.... It's the party! To me, it feels almost frivolous to be worried about a fancy dress in such a holy place as the temple. But at the party -- well hey, party on! Be frivolous! Be glamorous! You're the star of the show, lol!

    Anyway. I don't mean to invalidate your experience; it's great to hear the convert side because it helps me better empathize with my non-member MIL (not so much DH; he hates weddings of all denominations, lol). I know that she mourned the loss of her son's wedding -- though she was at the party -- but I've got my own psychological block about what constitutes a wedding from all those years of cultural hall cake-and-punch receptions. :-P Your comments help me push through that mindset.

    I also don't mean to imply that those who wear their fancy wedding dress at the sealing are frivolous, or anything else clumsy and insensitive that might come out of my mouth (and/or my typing fingers). If your dress works for both the sealing and the celebration and you love it, WONDERFUL! But if not, it's nice to know (or *cough* it would have been nice to know!) there are still plenty of other options to play with.
    posted by Blogger RCH at 5/28/2007 09:42:00 PM  



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    posted by Blogger Eliza at 5/29/2007 01:24:00 PM  



  • You can wear your heels in the temple if they're white and haven't been worn outside. At least, my sister did (in L.A., admittedly that was about 10 years ago).

    The sash trend is so fun. It's a great way to personalize, and it's flattering too.
    posted by Blogger Eliza at 5/29/2007 01:25:00 PM  



  • I agree about wearing your temple dress during you ceremony but at the same time I don't. My parents aren't members. Wearing the dress she and I shopped for was a way for me to feel that she was with me in the sealing room when I married my husband. I wouldn't have change my wedding day for anything. When you are trying to figure out you wedding day, take everything into account. Your thoughts, feelings, and your parents(& his parents). It may be your day but it is also your new husband's day as well as your families, they are going to show you off to your families and to their friends.
    posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 4/20/2008 10:33:00 PM  



  • I purchased a wedding dress that was "off-white" and not wearable in the temple. My mother was a little nervous about that, but looking back I am so glad I got to wear my temple dress when I was sealed. Some one told me that every time I go to the temple from then on, I will get to wear the dress I was married in. I love that :)

    I'm from California and it's difficult to find modest dresses outside of Utah. Working with a talented seamstress is definitely a good option. I can recommend an excellent seamstress out here in Southern California. She does everything: wedding dresses, brides maids, accessories. ..
    posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 10/16/2008 10:55:00 AM  



  • I'm a man. I'm getting married in an LDS temple in May. My fiancee wants a white gown for the photos and reception, and I have agreed to be supportive, but I don't understand the big deal. Why can't a bride be married in an elegant yet simple temple dress and then have photos afterwards outside in nice Sunday attire? That's what many men do, as I understand, and it's what I will do. Stressing and worrying so much about the reception gown (I hesitate to call it a wedding gown) seems so worldly and so unnecessary. But as I said, I'm a man, and I haven't been raised to worship the day when everyone will worship me. Is there a way to teach our girls the importance of a temple marriage without mimic'ing the traditions of the world?

    ji
    posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 3/30/2009 10:38:00 PM  



  • Your job, dear man who is concerned about your worldly bride, is to notice how beautiful she looks and to feel lucky. She has probably been looking forward to this for years. You may not understand that, but you can understand that this is something that is important to her. so the best way for you to start out your marriage will be with good feelings and understanding. Do not, under any circumstance, pressure or complain so that your fiancee feels that the only way to make you happy is to do what you want. If you are set on marrying someone exactly like you who doesn't care about looking like a bride in her wedding pictures then you should call off the engagement now and save both of you an eternity of being miserable. If, though, you love this woman and you want to be happy, start now by being kind and supportive. It would mean the world to her to have a groom who thinks she is amazingly beautiful in whatever she choses to wear and who can enjoy this moment and the special day. If you love her, then just love her and stop being so judgmental, you will kill a lot of her excitement about marrying you.
    posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 5/03/2009 08:53:00 AM  



  • wow two years later and people still comment on this post!

    I will be getting sealed to my husband in the next few months. We were married in 2005 and he joined the church in 2007, so we had initially decided that we would just have a new wedding all over again. We already have twin daughters, and now I am expecting. I'm due in December, so instead of going all out and having another big day, I'm having alady in our ward make a temple dress I saw online the will flatter my ginormous tummy and still be pretty later on when I'm not pregnant.
    I still think we are going to have a reception, mainly because alot of the people we would have loved to have at our first wedding weren't there, and this is the "REAL DEAL" and I feel it should be celebrated. But now I'm considering a different party dress.
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