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The Making of and Wearing of a Wedding Dress

Well, this post has certainly taken long enough to write! It's been a little over fourteen months since I wore this dress, fourteen months and two weeks since I finished it (I'm not last-minute about anything, I don't know what you're talking about) and now I'm finally getting around to writing about it.
In September 2018 I wrote a post about all the hopes, reticence, self-consciousness and overthinking I had put into the planning of my wedding gown. Today I'm here to tell you that I wore it on my wedding day, had a beautiful day in which I married the love of my life, didn't tear anything, felt as comfortable as one can be amid the jitters of GETTING MARRIED, and danced in a skirt that swirled exactly as I had hoped - and still, the dress was not what that day was about. A lot of my trepidation on the subject was, all things considered, wasted anxiety. I'm very happy with it, though, and it looked nice in pictures, and it was not the be-all, end-all of …

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