A common question I have been asked is if I found a dress yet and it is always difficult when I answer! I found two dresses that I absolutely loved. They are complete opposite of each other, one being a mermaid and the other being a ballgown. What to do, what to do... As with any decision I have to make I always number my choices and then say pick 1 or 2, flip a coin, or do a poll. Yes, very scientific I know! In this case I asked my friends, some telling me which one they liked or either saying both gowns look great. Geesh, could this have been any easier? Nothing with me is...
I asked the simple question, posted some pictures, and decided to let complete strangers on a wedding board tell me the honest truth. They have no idea who I am and I knew their opinions were based strictly on which one fit my body type more and which one I (vainly) looked better in. I would have thought the ladies were going to say things like, "Ew, you look gross in this one; U-G-L-Y you ain't got no alibi; Get a haircut you hippie!" The last line about a hippie was just something I made up, but I would have loved to have seen it. (:
Because I'm a teacher my logical thinking order blossomed into a "teachable moment" because I knew I liked both dresses ... ask several places, add them up, do some math, present it as a lesson, give bonus points if someone figured out the ratios, and wa-lah decision is made. At least for now....
Step 1: Add up all the opinions of complete strangers and my friends
Step 2: Write it on paper using a tally system
Step 3: Re-write it on a white board because it always looks better - in red
Step 4: Add all the tally marks up and check my work
Step 5: Do some math! Create ratios using total amount of opinions for each dress and total opinions all together. (:
Step 6: Percentages are just another step to reaffirm a decision. Check work from start to finish again.
33% to 67% Pretty sure there is a clear decision!
Do you want to know which dress I picked?
Well I think I'm going to keep it a secret, even to my bridesmaids!
PS. When Britt and my friends read this (Britt especially) they will text, reply to this post and then wonder which one for the next year!