I forgot to mention yesterday that I have plans for dress shopping! I am going while I am home in Maryland for the engagement party. Oh, I also forgot to mention that all of my bridesmaids are going to be able to make it to the party - I couldn't be happier! The best part is, that since I will be at home in Maryland, my mom and grandmother will also be there. I was so worried about having to go dress shopping alone, but it looks like it all worked out.
Anyways, in order to prepare myself for dress shopping, I have been stocking up on bridal magazines and obsessing over Pinterest.
After looking at literally hundreds of dresses, I noticed that pretty much all of the dresses that I picked out looked very similar. From what I've read, it seems that I want a strapless ballgown with pick-ups. I also like some beading, but nothing over the top. Who knows if any of this is what I'll actually want once I get to the salons and start trying things on. Anyways, I have to start printing/cutting out pictures to bring to my appointments, so that I have somewhere to start.