Scott and I will be married in a year... well, a year as of yesterday. We decided since we'd be celebrating every year after that, why not celebrate the year before that! He planned a wonderfully romantic evening - with the only thing that I had to do was to buy the champagne and make myself pretty.
I bought the dress used... a photographer had used it for a photoshoot and there was something I just loved about it. Plus, a dress like that for $30 seemed pretty good. Sure, I had to dry-clean it but it all came in under $60, so I was happy. I might make the straps a little shorter, as I am rather short through the torso, but it fit surprisingly well for being purchased online! I'm also planning on using it as my rehearsal dinner dress.
It took me significantly less time to get ready than Scott thought it would so we even had time to take pictures... outside too!
He wasn't quite happy with me for pairing the dress with purple shoes (and later a purple sweater), since he was planning on wearing his purple shirt. Of course, my newly fashion-interested fiance had to go out and buy not one but three new dress shirt to ensure we wouldn't match.