After reading Jeffrey Zaslow's' The Magic Room for the BlogHer Book Club I wish I'd done things a little differently when it came to my wedding dress.
By the time we became engaged, A and I had been living together for just under 3 years and had talked about marriage for almost as long. We never had any doubts we'd be together forever, it was just a formality for us.
About 6 months before the actual engagement, A had told me he intended to propose once he could afford the ring. This little announcement had me begin the hunt for a dress.
Being a plus-size girl, I didn't think I'd have that many options in a store, and so I went in search online, and ended up finding what I wanted and in my size pretty quickly. There were no trips to try on dresses and have my mother stand there with me to see what would work.
After reading the accounts in Jeffrey Zaslow's'