Well, I found the perfect dress, and surprisingly enough, it doesn't have a lot of what I initially wanted. It doesn't have straps, it isn't a v-neck, it has a high waist instead of a drop waist, and it isn't the material I had in mind, or even quite as creamy colored as I wanted, being much closer to a true white.
But when I tried it on... people, I can TWIRL in this dress. I look like I stepped out of Swan Lake or something. I AM AN ETHEREAL FAIRY PRINCESS! Which is, you know, hard when you're taller than the height of the average American man. The hilarious part is that one of the dresses I tried on was everything I said I wanted coming in. It was the perfect dress that I'd built up in my head. But... it just wasn't perfect.
And the dress I'm going to wear... oh, it is.
We've now accomplished a total of one step on our giant wedding checklist, but hey! They say starting is the hardest part. And now I just have to momentum it all forward!