alt-bride style

houghtonhoughton bride claudia dress, karolina dress, nadja two-piece


zimmermann silk plunge long dress, silk tuck long dress, silk one shoulder long dress

mara_hoffmanmara hoffman freya beaded dress, diana beaded dress, juno sequin dress

andforlove& for love leslie dress, jagger dress (also comes in white), ines dress

reformationreformation floretta dress, sofia two-piece, noelle dress

Yeah, it’s been awhile since my last post – mostly because I’ve been busy with school and wedding planning. A fun little juggle. So far, the most daunting and disappointing task of wedding planning has been choosing a dress. Not even choosing one. Finding one. Finding one dress, out of GAZILLIONS of wedding dresses, that doesn’t make me want to take off my underpants, barf into them, then put them back on.

Guys, if you’re a bride who’s not into bridal, the situation out there sucks. I’ve been told that this point in the planning process is “Soooo fun!! You’re a princesssss!!!”, but in my experience, it’s not. Maybe because I don’t have a princess’s budget. Maybe because, to be honest, I don’t like wedding dresses. And I know there are a lot of women out there who do – seriously, if you are one of these women, this is not a judgement on you. My sister wore the most Wedding of all wedding dresses (Strapless! Sweetheart! Mermaid! Ruffles!) and she completely rocked it! If that’s your style, more power to you. But whenever I put on a dress like that – so… just about any dress in a bridal salon – I don’t feel like myself. Back in kindergarten I dressed up as a bride for Halloween (cool your feminist jets, it’s okaaaay, I’m an engineer now), and when I try on most bridal dresses, I feel like Kindergarten Bride Kate. Not actual Kate. Not the Kate who sometimes farts, and it smells, and she has to walk away.

But there are some dresses out there for real Kate (and for you, you stinky farter!!). So pop that champagne/crack open a High Life and let’s say “okay, maybe” to the dress!

PS: If any of you know of other places to look for unfussy wedding dresses, let me know!


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