So…did you love the dress?
Anyone of us willing to ‘fess up to watching the recent Royal Wedding (hello, Grace Kelly!), knows that all eyes were on the prize — not the Prince, the dress.
As brides everywhere gear up for their spring and summer weddings, you can almost hear a chorus of shrieks and sighs over the color, style, fit, price and comfort level of that most iconic of garments, the wedding dress.
I was married May 31, 1992 in a gorgeous 1833 chapel on the Hudson River, in a day of record rainfall, wearing a dress made in about 1905, beige and white and black cotton, with a crisp cotton petticoat underneath. I loved my dress, which cost a big $300, as it was charming, comfortable, flattering and distinctive.
The marriage? Not so much. He was gone by our second anniversary and re-married within the year to a woman who attended the ceremony. Ouch!
There are few garments a woman will ever wear so subject to incredible public scrutiny and judgment, let alone meant to to carry her gracefully through such a momentous transition.
I loved this true story about a wedding dress that traveled the world, from Florida to Massachusetts to New Zealand and back twice.
And this collection of moving personal essays , published in 2007 in Canada, about women and their dresses.
My next trip up the aisle, which I’ll get to eventually (after 11 years with the sweetie), I have no idea what to wear.
What did you wear on your wedding day?
Did you love it?
Gentlemen, what did your wife wear?