- 2 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015 - The Runnymede Hotel
I tentatively looked at wedding dresses earlier this year in highstreet shops but was discouraged by a rude shop assistant (called me large… I am average, but sensitive about my weight). My colleague found out how miserable this encounter had made me and dragged me to Oxford Street after work (we live in London). I tried to cheer up a bit and just have some fun, so I tried on a range of dresses from Phase Eight. OH MY GOODNESS. Completely changed what I thought I wanted! I had wanted plain, short, a-line. I tried on a dress which was floor legnth, empire line with beading all over! I just felt amazing, I was so happy, I was sad to take it off.
Sooo that was just for fun. Fast forward to this past weeked and I’ve done everything properly – booked an appointment in an actualy Bridal Salon, taken along my Mum and MiL.
It was ok, I suppose. It was a David’s Bridal – one of only two in the UK, so I was curious to see what it would be like. It was EXTREMELY busy and there was nowhere for us to sit while we waited (45 minutes! We had an appointment!) Generally I just felt like the consultant wasn’t listening to what I wanted. I wanted long, but no train. No crinolin or poofy-ness at all. Low maintenence. She only seemed to give me ballgowns 🙁
I eventually came to the conclusion that the shop simply was not for me. And the more I thought about it, I realised that I was comparing EVERY dress to that one budget highstreet dress! So I’m going to the Phase Eight flagship shop this weekend to try on that dress again.
I’m hoping I’ve managed to find the one really early on!