Here is the update: all is well between me and my dress.
I went yesterday and tried on my dress at a bridal boutiqe near my office. But...it is not the place where I ordered my dress. They were none too kind about my wanting to try on my dress at their place. But that is neither here nor there.
I put the dress on and...WOW. I loved it. All those feelings I had when I first put it on came rushing back. I didn't even want to look at other dresses. This was MY dress.
And now I simply CANNOT wait for my dress to arrive, and cannot wait to be walking down that aisle toward my groom. All is well. :)