- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
So I was super super nervous about going dress shopping. Without being some huge sob story – my mother is sick with breast cancer and just had a double mastectomy, sisters were working and I am far from girlfriends to come with me. My fiance felt bad for me and pushed himself to come along even though I did NOT want him to come. He didn’t want me to be alone, which I can appreciate but I am semi supersitious.
Well I had no idea what I wanted in a dress cause I mean all dresses look amazing on the models, but how do I know it will look good on me? So i told the lady that I was open to anything.
She pulled several dresses and the very first one I tried on was a gawd offle super tight mermaid, cream lace dress…I am very hippy and short and nearly died when I tried it on…I wanted to run out crying. LOL I know that sounds dramatic but I hate clothes shopping for this very reason…and dress shopping is super amplified stress for me.
I came out with the dress on for my Fiance to see and of course he liked it but I am sure he’d say that about anything…
I felt so awkward after the first initial dress I tried on I begged the associate to not let me go out in front of my Fiance again and if I could just stay in the dressing room and try on the dresses. Of course she let me.. 🙂
Anyhoo… after trying on the dresses nothing felt ‘magical’ or that exciting to me…but it didn’t help that the associate said how she hated her job and that she’d rather go to a department store and buy a generic dress than a bridal boutique. She didn’t really try that hard to help me find something…like I had a few dresses where I liked the shape but not the style. She’d not make any suggestions or anything. I felt really uncomfortable and awkward.
I was nearly in tears on our drive home…of course I didn’t cry lol but I just felt so uncomfortable and not excited. My Fiance was sad that I didn’t come out to show him more dresses…
Anyone have a horrific first time? If so, how did you overcome this hurdle and try again?