Post # 32
- Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union
I went to mine by myself. It wasn’t a bad experience at all, (the shop owners, seamstresses and others in the store will be oohing and ahhing!) but I had wished that my mom was there when they wanted me to make a decision on my bustle.
I wasn’t emotionally upset though! Good Luck!
Post # 33
I left work at 4 to make my way to Pronovias for my fitting. The experience exceeded my expectations. The seamstress I had was very sweet, talkative and non-pushy. After five minutes were exchanging stories and at ease with each other. Also the dress fit which was a concern.
After I left the store I received a call from my sister. She had rushed to try to catch the last part of the fitting. What I thought was her not wanting to be bothered was just that she was busy at work. As soon as she could she left her job to try and meet me. That was very sweet. I got one terrible pic but I can’t upload it here from my Raspberry.
Thank you ladies, this afternoon I was feeling low but you were very supportive and that helped a lot. I really appreciated it.
Post # 34
I’m so glad to hear that things worked out, and that you enjoyed your fitting. There’s nothing like an experience like that to remind you that you’re still the bride, and every moment should be treasured, with or without other people there!
I’m also glad you found out your sister did the best she could to make it to your fitting. I’m sure you felt much better knowing someone put so much effort into being there for you.
Keep us updated…maybe you can just upload a picture of your dress?? *wink wink*
Post # 35
Yes, we want to see your dress! I am glad your fitting turned out so well 🙂
Post # 36
I went to mine by myself. My matron of honor lives out of state, as does my mom. It was totally fine and maybe even easier because I didn’t have to deal with others opinions.
Post # 37
I’m glad it went well for you, Chela. That’s nice that your sister was trying to meet you.
I went to order my dress by myself because my mom was recovering from a heart attack. I was really sad that I wasn’t able to share it with her, but it was still a nice experience. I made sure that I had my mom, sis, aunt and grandma come with me for my first fitting when my dress actually came in. Maybe your sister will be able to make it for your next fitting!
Post # 38
I did ALL my dress stuff all by myself. It sorta sucked because I had to watch moms and their daughters together, but mine live 5 hours away and dragging them shopping with them all the time wasn’t an option. But, hopefully the salesladies notice this and went out of their way to help you. The saleswoman at the shop I went to were SUPER helpful and paid more attention to me than anybody else, zipping me into my dresses, offering HONEST opinions, taking pictures while I sent them to my mom on my phone, etc. It was pretty easy, though, because I was able to go "yes" and "no" on dresses easily without an outside opinion influencing me. I didn’t want to be one of those brides that bought two or three dresses…I simply couldn’t have afforded it! Glad to see it worked out okay though!
Post # 38
Oh my f**** God, if you all cannot go to a seamstress and get your dress fitting by yourself and enjoy the process, you simply are not mature enough to be a wife. You have bought a story that this is somehow important that people need to watch this tedious process. You have created these absurb expectations by listening to others and TV. Honestly, think about all expectation concept. Marriage is going to be rough if you have all kinds of silly and media driven expectations of what marriage is. Please, start being grateful you have a family or friends at all and a good guy. Really. This may be the most important thing you could ever learn. Life is going to lay you to waste if this fitting thing bothers you for more than five minutes.
Post # 39
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
this thread is seven years old…the OP is long married…
Post # 40
You seriously created an account and searched old threads just to get that off your chest? Although FWIW, I tend to agree with you…..