I Went Wedding Dress Shopping with My Fiance


This weekend I went wedding dress shopping my fiance.

I know, I know, your future husband is not supposed to see you in a wedding dress until your wedding day. But for me, taking my fiance wedding dress shopping made sense. 


I know every girl says it but my fiance is my best friend. More importantly he’s my partner in life. I can’t think of a single big decision I’ve made in the last few years without his advice. Full disclosure, I don’t always take his advice, but I definitely always ask for it. So I think it makes sense that I wanted his advice on the most important (and probably the most expensive) dress that I’ll ever wear.

Let me back track for a second.  

You have to really think about who you take wedding dress shopping. We’ve all seen those episodes of Say Yes to the Dress where the bride brings a salty bridesmaid or jealous sister.  You have to take people who will be supportive, excited, and not overly critical. I really sat down and thought about the women in my life and had a hard time deciding who to take. It also didn’t help that I’m far away from home so getting all my favorite ladies in one place at one time was a difficult. So I decided I would go alone. 

I planned to go alone, but I wanted my fiances opinion on what dresses he thought looked best. I showed him a few pictures here and there, made him suffer through a few episodes of Say Yes to the Dress, and was floored when he concluded that I would look best in a ballgown. A ballgown. Little 5 foot 1/2 and inch me…in a ballgown. That was the moment that I realized I think he needed to see me in a wedding dress before the big day. It took a lot of convincing, he had no interest in going to look at dresses with me, but when I explained to him that I wanted and trusted his opinion he agreed.


The actual appointment went really well. I tried on a few different styles and was able to narrow down what what looks best on me (definitely not a ballgown fyi, I want to look like a grown sexy woman on my wedding day, not a contestant on toddlers in tiaras).

When I stepped out of the dressing room in a beautiful formfitting mermaid and I got a “woooooooow” I knew I made the right decision. I’ll honestly never forget the look on his face and I cannot wait to see that look again on our wedding day.  

At the end of the day, I’m not sure I found thee dress. I know I’ll go wedding dress shopping again and make the ultimate decision without him (I do want to keep a little element of surprise!). But I’m glad I dragged him along. I have a better idea of what I think I want and we’re in agreement on what looks best on me (grown and sexy bride for the win!). 

Ultimately, I think taking my fiance wedding dress shopping was a great decision but I understand that it might not be for everyone. But for those of you on the fence I highly recommend it. Would you take your fiance dress shopping? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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managing your summer internship assignments

Assignment Tracker: To avoid missing a deadline (or completely forgetting about an assignment) I decided to keep a running spreadsheet of all of my assignments. My spreadsheet allows me to keep track of each one of my summer assignments

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One of the things I was most nervous about for my upcoming summer as a law clerk at a “big” law firm was keeping track of all my summer assignments. At a firm it’s pretty common to have multiple assignments at one time, with some being due immediately and other being long term projects that must be completed by the end of the summer. To avoid missing a deadline (or completely forgetting about an assignment) I decided to keep a running spreadsheet of all of my assignments.

My spreadsheet allows me to keep track of each one of my summer assignments as well as;  the date it’s assigned, the attorney who assigned it, the due date, some brief notes, my execution plan, and the weeks I have left to complete the assignment.

In the planning section, I briefly outline my plan for completing the assignment. I make sure to give myself plenty of wiggle room in case a more pressing assignment pops up (it happens all the time!). The finished product ends up looking something like the table below.

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For those of you working at at an internship this summer how do you stay organized? Let me know below!

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