- 9 years ago
- Wedding: February 2010
Hello again Bees, and thanks in advance for reading.
So, I went dressing shopping with a co-worker. I don’t know her that well (we get along very well, but we have a very short history), but she’s very reasonable. My parents, in-laws, and fiance are all across the country, so they couldn’t go with me.
My body has changed a lot over the years, leaving me with little notion of what looks good on me anymore. Couple that with a job that forces me to work in comfortable/style-less clothes, and it’s been a long time since I knew how far the envelope could go and how comfortable I was taking it there.
I’m sad that no one who knows me or my personality and prior style could be there to give perspective – although the consultatnt on hand was very nice and showed preferences between one dress or another – I can never really be sure that she’s being truthful; after all, she is a saleswoman.
My friend that went also seemed honest and gave opinions, but I do feel a little lost without my mom’s wonderful style advice.
That being said, I have no idea what to do now. I’m deadlocked. I have photographs, but my mother has no internet. It will take some time before I print out photos, send them out, she looks, and she may say none of them flatter me. I’d like to ask others nearby (coworkers, friends), but I feel like a) they won’t care and b) how can I trust their judgement? They don’t know me well and may not want to be honest.
What to do?! This is driving me crazy!
Oh, one last thing: my Future Mother-In-Law is going to pay for the dress – I want to send her photographs as well to sort of “involve” her (because that would make her happy) and the dresses I looked at so far are within the budget, but should I even open myself to her criticism? I’m not even sure how to approach the financial discussion to begin with.