I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS.
Anyway! So, guys, I went DRESS SHOPPING today and LO, I found one! Second dress I tried on. It is so pretty, and it seemed silly to keep going when I knew that that dress was going to be it. Oh, it ended up a bit more expensive than I was hoping... But at least that's over and done with! WHEW. It is not this dress, but is very very similar. My only little niggling concern is that it's sort of an off-white rather than the BRIGHT WHITE (or "optical white" as the girl, Jess, put it) I seem to see everywhere else. But Jess reassured me that the off-white is sort of in vogue right now, and also I have pretty pale skin and me in white can sometimes be jarring. (O HELO CORPSE BRIDE?)
TOMORROW: I cross my fingers really hard that (a) my #2 reception place (second only to the Cloisters, which seems like a pipe dream) is available and (b) my dad is willing to foot the bill. :x