True story: The bustle of my wedding dress broke soon after the reception started. What's a bride to do? Wear the ribbon used to hang the dress up around her wrist, of course! Genius move, in my opinion.
It's a good thing I didn't spend much on my dress, because I partied hard, and that dress went to Hell in a handbasket! First the broken bustle and then... well, let me explain.
In light of my wedding anniversary on Tuesday, I thought I'd show you my most epic bride fail. Last year I mentioned that "a margarita was spilled on my wedding dress, and I was too happy to care." Apparently, I was too happy to remember that I should get the dress cleaned and preserved too. We packed up our home and moved to another state three weeks later, so I'll blame the memory lapse on moving.
This is what two years of neglect did:
I was laughing hysterically when I put it on! It was a beautiful dress, but it didn't mean so much to me that I'd cry. I am disappointed that I can't sell it or donate it (which I had planned to do originally). Even if I take it to the cleaners, I doubt they'll be able to get the stains out after two years. It ain't pretty, my friends.
It's too bad we didn't have a Trash the Dress photo session.
Future brides, avoid this major bride fail. Get your wedding dress cleaned right after your wedding.