02/10/2015 12:53 am ET

I Decided To Re-Wear My Wedding Gown

Like most girls, it was love at first sight with my wedding dress.

After a fairly painful process of trying on countless dresses and realizing I wasn’t shaped like a bridal mannequin, I knew this Sarah Seven dress from Lovely Bride was the one. I ended up throwing down way more money than I anticipated — succumbing to the “wedding dress shopping experience” and enjoyed counting down the days to wear it down the aisle.

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