Friday, August 16, 2013

debating the first look

Happy Friday, guys!!

I am sad to say that my summer is officially over as I have been in training all week, and I have more training next week.  After that, the kiddos come back, and we are in full on school mode.  Summer went by quick, but it's always nice to get back into a routine.

I'm in a very happy mood today for a few reasons: 1) Austin has been on a business trip for a few days, and he comes home this afternoon! 2) We are going to see my sister's new house tonight and have dinner! 3) Jimbo and Sherbo are coming in town! 4) I am going wedding dress shopping tomorrow!!!!!

I love how every little step of the wedding process makes it feel more and more real, and this step is a big one.  Thanks to the advice of some of my favorite facebook friends, I have an appointment at the Bridal Boutique in Lewisville tomorrow morning.  My mom, dad, and sister will be tagging along, and hopefully I'll be saying "yes to the dress" at some point tomorrow.

The idea of having my dress has got me thinking, though...

One of the million decisions that Austin and I have to make about our big day involves the ever-gaining-popularity "first look".  I have always said that there is no way I would do a first look.  I want to keep things traditional, and a first look is definitely not.  However, the more I have thought about it, talked about it, and read about other people's experiences, the more inclined I am to do one.

Here are my pros to doing a first look:
-We can take pretty much all of our pictures before the ceremony, so we can get to the reception ASAP
-It will give Austin and I a little bit of time together before we say our "I dos"
-Austin and I can actually talk the first time he sees me (you know, to tell me what he thinks of my dress, hair, make up, etc. That way I won't be wondering what he thinks during our ceremony)
-First look pictures are REALLY cute

Here are my cons:
-It's supposed to be bad luck

Obviously the pros outweigh the cons here, but I'd love for some of y'all to chime in.  What did you guys do on your wedding day?  Are you happy with your decision?

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!  Say a little prayer that I find the right dress tomorrow and that the price tag doesn't make Jimbo faint :)

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