Mom encouraged me to try on some formal white wedding dresses. She didn't what me to miss out on my only opportunity to wear a true wedding dress. As I tried on several different ones, I realized that I did want the real wedding dress complete with a groom in a real tux. I wanted photos like the ones I saw at the bridal shop.
I was a size 20 after having lost 80 pounds. I got lucky when the clerk came to the dressing room with a dress in my size they were selling for $99 dollars. Somebody had put the dress on layaway and paid it off but never picked it up. So they were selling it for $99. The dress fit perfectly. I knew it was my dress and despite staying after closing hours, my Mom purchased the dress for me.
Most women look at their wedding photos and think, "I wish I could fit into that dress again." I look at my wedding photos and think, "I never want to fit into a size 20 again."
Who knows, perhaps one day we will renew our vows in a new size 14 wedding dress. In the meantime, I am happy to be one of the few who won't be fitting into her wedding dress again.