Ready for a wedding-dress-shopping horror story? Gather ’round kids!
I live about 1,500 miles from my nearest family member, and 200 miles from my Maid/Matron of Honor… needless to say I did most of my shopping alone. I’m fairly introverted when I’m in a new place all alone, so I was mostly shoved into whatever poofy nightmare the consultants pulled for me (being plus-sized, I’d rather not have enough tulle to fill a kiddy-pool wrapped around my hips!).
I did have 1 or 2 favorites picked by the time my mom came to visit, so i took her to the salon to show them off. Sounds nice, right? Again, I am a plus (around a 16) so naturaly one of my favs was a barbie-sized sample I couldnt put on. Now, I need to state that my mom always has the best intentions at heart, and I know she’s felt really left out during this whole process, but… being 2 sizes smaller than me she thought perhaps she might be able to fit into said dress so that I could “see what it looks like when its on Someone”!!!! The woman (my mother!) proceded to twist the saleslady’s arm to put this dress on her (my Mother!) so I might get a feeling of what I could look like on my wedding day!!
No. Just, no. I did not get that dress. Never again did I return to that store, nor have I done any other shopping with my mom. (Although, I did do an internal victory dance when the dress was Far to small for her as well!!!)
I waited till my Maid/Matron of Honor came to visit before braving the dress shopping again. I did put a deposit down on a dress that day… though i’ve had second thoughts on the dress ever since. Its Casablanca style 1995. Its not a bad dress, the best i had seen since I started looking, but I kept looking at other dresses online. I found one that is very similar, its a Sophia Tolli dress called Margaery (honestly, I found the dress while i was looking up things Game-of-Thrones-related on pinterest!! Ha!)
Here I am in Casablanca 1995. Again, the sample was to small, so i’m just holding it up to myself!
This is Margaery! Same basic shape and materials, but this one has ruching throught the bodice and a better flow from bodice to skirt. I’m going to look at this one in person next week. (I know i’m crazy for looking at anther dress when I’ve already put money down, and doing all of this so close to my wedding date… but if it leads to dress-happiness, then I dont mind!)