I went wedding dress shopping again. I tried on a bunch of dressed but only took pictures of the ones I really loved.
I only had two that I really really loved. [Edit: I mean these two are on my short list. I tried on a bunch of other dresses that I loved too.]
One solution to the cost is to get the dress made by someone in China. But I'm lazy, and afraid that I'll get a dress that I don't love as much because they'll mess up on the details. Another solution is to just go to bridal shops that carry petite sizes, but they are more expensive than David's Bridal, which is where I've been trying on dresses so far.
I haven't tried other bridal stores yet because David's is the cheapest, my experiences there have all been great so far, and I don't want to get attached to an even more expensive dress when I can't even decide how to resolve the cost issues yet.
I've got a lot of thinking to do!