For those of you who know me, I am brutally honest and that is why you love me. For those of who you don’t know me well, I tend to sometimes be a tad offensive. But with this honesty, also comes a genuine heart. Usually, if I offend you it is because I have told the truth. I have opinions. Strong opinions. I don’t plan on apologizing for my way of thinking or my personality. And normally, I do not care if I’ve offended because I’ve been true and authentic to myself, but today something needs to be addressed.
When I posted about The Costco Bride, it was not to be snobby. It is to point out the loss of ROMANCE when picking the most important dress you’ll ever wear. I think most things are ridiculously overpriced including wedding dresses, but the market knows you have to get one so you’ll pay. I get it and I agree… it’s boosheet. But I also disagree with Costco. They’ve taken away your experience. It is NOT about the money, thank you. It is about a bride having THAT time in her life that she’s dreamed about! And if you haven’t dreamed about trying on a wedding dress, well then good for you. It consumes me. It is going to be wonderful and I will cry because that is what I will wear when I become a Wife. A wife. Big. Damn. Deal.
With that being said here is my response to your comments:
Dear Anonymous (1),
Thank you for taking time out of your lovely day to comment on Perpetual Perfection. I love hearing from you. I am thrilled you were pleased with your wedding dress you purchased from Costco, and I would love to take a look at it. I would love to even feature you and your special day! I would also like to note that although I talk a big game about my wedding, I will not be having a million dollar dream wedding. It will be highly DIY and creative. It was not my intention to point out that it is discount, I am all about a freakin’ discount. I just hope your experience was special and lovely and filled with tears and champagne. Please let me know about your experience and I will post it. Clearly, we have some interested readers.
Dear Anonymous (2),
I’m sorry I’ve offended you. I agree your wedding is about being with the one you love and that day being the most special it can be. With or without a large budget. It is about making it work. DIY. I also agree it is not about the label. I was not posting about the label. It was the experience I am offended by. Thank you for your opinion and voice.
Dear Anonymous (3),
This is not a blog about talking down to people. I was not talking down to anyone nor would I. Thank you for judging my blog so incorrectly.
Dear Anonymous (4),
Thank you for the bible verse. God does know my heart. Every inch. He also knows my humor. He created that too.
Dear Anonymous (5),
I was also raised by a single parent and have worked really hard. Pat on the back for both of us. I am not intentionally making fun of anyone. A little humor and perspective goes a a long way. I am not ashamed of myself at all. I still feel like Costco is taking away from your special day. I am ashamed of Costco.
Dear Anonymous Supporters, lovely loyal readers, and TRUE friends,
Thank you for your support. Thank you for knowing I meant this post with humor and fun and no intention of offending or hurting anyone. You truly make blogging worth it, and I love y’all to pieces.
I hope I’ve cleared the air and we can move forward with fun any happiness from here on out. My dry sense of humor will still be in every post. I am not changing who I am or what I stand for. I stand for lovely things. Being a Christian Lady. Making you laugh. And striving to become perpetually perfect.