- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I went dress shopping for the third time today, this time with my mom and sister. It’s the first time going dress shopping with anyone in my family.
I’ve already have had stressful issues with my family due to wedding planning (which as I’ve mentioned earlier I am paying for).
I had four dresses that I liked from my last visit at this place. I don’t have any pictures of me in them but they are:
Maggie Sottero’s Desirae: http://www.maggiesottero.com/collection.aspx?keywordText=desirae&keywordType=any&page=0&pageSize=15
Mori Lee’s 2105: http://www.morilee.com/bridals/bridal/2105
Some background – I’m 5’0″ so I’m trying to avoid any overly big dresses and anything too heavy, since I’m having an outdoor late afternoon ceremony in July. My reception is in a ballroom at a country club.
Now today I pretty much decided against the Da Vinci and the two Maggies are my favorites. My MOH’s favorite is Grace and my sister and mom both liked the a lot but I’ve been kind of leaning towards the Desirae. I love the feel of the material and feel great in it, although I may have them remove the one shoulder strap although I haven’t decided yet. At the end of dress shopping my mom asked if I was going to look anywhere else and I said not really. She thinks I need to go to other bridal salons and try on more dresses, because I only tried on 5 today and in addition to that I tried on probably 3 or 4 more the last time I was there and before that I tried on 4 or 5 dresses at Alfred Angelo. When I was done trying on dresses my mom and sister said that they liked the two I liked and they meant the Grace and the Mori Lee but the two I liked are the Grace and the Desirae leaning towards the Desirae and they don’t seem to be too crazy over it at all. I found it really difficult to voice my own opinion with them there. And my sister wanted to know why I wouldn’t try on any dresses with sleeves and my mom said I should try on dresses with straps. I’m pretty sure they hate the strapless.
My mom’s always been the kind to be super criticial and will say things like “did you even brush your hair today”. I’m sure that she means well and just wants everyone to look their best but he tact was really difficult for me growing up.
I left feeling pretty ambivalent about the whole thing. On the way home my mom asked if I was stressful and I said no that I was stressed and she was the one that was being stressful. That’s when she asked if I wanted to go look someplace else and I said not really. And now after my mom and sister dropped me off my sister texted me to say I hurt my mom’s feelings and that she was crying when she got home and of course now I feel like absolute trash.
I made an appointment to go back next week to see if I can’t make a decision and my mom asked if I wanted her to go back with me and I said no, which I guess was kind of mean.
Feeling super stressed out now feeling bad about my mom.