No, you’re not weird.
Let’s just get that out of the way to begin with. As the song goes, “you say potato, I say potahto…”
Maybe your preference is related to religious standards. Or you’re shy. Maybe you’re one of those people who’s always cold. Or you just want to keep a little bit of mystery alive. For whatever reason, you prefer a wedding dress that has more coverage than the “average” wedding gown. And that’s ok.
“Modest wedding gowns” have been given a bad rap, poor things, and the sites that feature dresses that must have been rejects from an 80’s prom don’t help. I know, having had the experience myself, that as soon as you start talking about a wedding dress with more coverage, things get weird. “Oh, well…” sales people say, “the style is really more for strapless dresses.” Well yes, thank you. Next news flash, please? Nothing against people who choose that style, but it wasn’t for me, and if you’re reading this blog, maybe it wasn’t for you, or you know someone who’s had that experience.
Here’s the big epiphany about weddings, though: NOBODY wants a cookie-cutter wedding. Nobody. Whether it’s that you want succulents instead of flowers, will wear a pink wedding dress, or plan to have a mix of bridesmaids and bridesmen, everyone wants to put their own stamp on their wedding. Choosing a modest wedding dress is just one more way to make your wedding yours. As far as I’m concerned, that’s not any more weird than having a vegetarian reception or using your dog as your ring bearer.
So here’s what you won’t see on this blog: diatribes of any sort, not even about choosing a a modest gown. Your wedding, your gown choice. Nor will you see exposés on terrible, scandalous wedding dresses. We’re more of a happy wedding place around here. So what you will see are lots of wedding tips, DIY features, bridal beauty ideas, gorgeous flowers, yummy food and cakes, and beautiful wedding attire (which, as a side note, happens to have sleeves and doesn’t bring the girls out to greet everyone). And the occasionalfriendly dialog about modesty.
I hope you’ll enjoy, laugh, share, and chime in occasionally. Now, a little Louis for the road (all together now), “…you say tomato, I say tomahto. Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto”…let’s call the whole thing “on!”