It’s my anniversary month! See me in my wedding dress. :-
Today we are in search of the dress and of course everyone wants to come. I’m glad my van holds eight because all seats are full. We decided to go early and of course the nearest coffee shop is our first stop.
It will take us a good hour to get to our destination and the topic of conversation turns to the price of the wedding dress. The consensus was most dresses cost between $800 and $1,000 – at least, and if if you find one for $600 you’ve done good.
At the beginning of our wedding process I spent much time in prayer over the whole thing and I knew that $300 was the best I could do for the dress. After all, the wedding is much more than just the dress; we had a lot of other things to consider.
We had picked a small hometown shop called Affordable Elegance and they were excellent! We walked in with eight people and started scoping out the place. The ladies who ran the shop were so helpful and totally put up with us. We had five young ladies under the age of 20 that were prowling through everything bridle.
After about an hour our bride had a few dresses in the keep pile but I could tell none were really THE one. So…I began going through the rows and found a beautiful dress, but… it wasn’t white and it wasn’t the right size. I asked our bride to please try it on, just for me.
To the dressing room she went grumbling all the way. Appearing a few minutes later to step up on the platform in front of all the mirrors. A hush fell over all the people in the store. Then all the oohs and aahs started. One woman made the comment “that’s your dress young lady.” My mother who had come along on our hunt said “well what’s the price?” knowing full well the price had been set.
Oops, I hadn’t even thought to look at the tag. I took it in my hands and read out loud, $299. All my group just stood there dumbfounded. God is good, is all I could say.
Have you said your prayers?