Post # 16
My thoughts exactly! The places I made appointments praised me on my plan and said they wished more brides did what I was doing. Sometimes I feel kind of bad that I didn’t let my family in on the shopping experience… But as stated above, I actually really don’t like shopping at all. My mom understands this, but my grandma, who is a stage 5 shopaholic doesn’t so much. I am hoping I can try on a bunch of dresses before revealing “the one” so she will be satisified and not make me go anywhere else (but she’s paying for it so grandma gets what grandma wants!).
Post # 17
I know it’s in Illinois, but Michelle’s Bridal in Illinois may be a good place to look!
Post # 18
Ahh well then my strategy would be to start with grandma’s desires first and after you convince her those are not for you, then she’ll be open to suggestions. A trick is to look really unhappy in a dress, then when you put on the one you like and smile you’ll make it look much more attractive, so grandma is bound to love it.
Post # 19
As a young bride, who had dress regret, it sounds like you have a good plan! I was 21 when I bought my first dress and I got so caught up in the moment. I was 22 when I bought my second and it was so much more “me” and fit my beach venue 1000 times better! Although, it was a mermaid so it wasn’t your typical, flowy beach dress. I think it’s great you went by yourself to get an idea. I know your grandma is paying, but make sure you don’t settle, or you’ll end up with regret! I don’t think itll hurt to try on a few more, but you might end up going back to your first choice, and thats okay! Also, I think a lot of people end up with dresses that are different than what they were expecting!