Wearing My Wedding DressWednesday, March 08, 2017
He knew I'd enjoy hearing about it as I can often be found wandering about the house wearing mine. Instances have become less frequent but I still enjoy wearing it once in a while. Andy has received several selfies of me in my dress, usually accessorised with slippers or an old cardy.
Before we were married I read an article about a lady who wears her dress every year on their anniversary, no matter where they are or what they're doing. She'd worn it to breakfast in a small B&B it one year. I love this idea.
I wore mine on our first anniversary. I put it on and walked out into the yard as Andy came home from work, we were going out to dinner that night and I was forbidden from wearing it, I think I probably would've given half the chance.
One day I was in a bit of an odd mood, y'know one of those I'm not sure why I feel like this kinda moods. I snapped at Andy (I forget the reason, if there even was one), so I went upstairs and slipped into my dress. I reappeared in the kitchen doorway and asked if he'd like a cuppa. I then spent a very pleasant few minutes sitting with him on the sofa sipping tea, mood lifted.
At some point I'm going to have it dry cleaned and then vacuum pack it, but that means I won't be able to unzip the cover and gaze at it. And then give in to temptation and put it on, again.
My friend told me that her Mum's dress has been vacuum packed for over thirty years and it's as white as the day it was purchased. No yellowing at all. I can't bear the thought that happening to mine.
After we got married Andy and I both said we'd like to renew our vows, I think all newly weds say this in the glowey aftermath of their nuptials, I very much doubt we ever will but if we do I hope I can still fit into it.
What have you done with your wedding dress? Do you still have it? Do you ever wear it?