- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
Tomorrow begins the very 1st day of dress shopping and I have mixed feelings about the entire process. Don’t get me wrong I love dressing up all fancy shmancy just as much as the next southern girl. And for years now I’ve been “dying” to take a peak in to an exclusive bridal salon just to try on a couple dresses here and there. But lately I have this nagging fear that I just can’t put my finger on.
I guess I’m afraid that the whole fantasy of walking in to a chic boutique, being whisked away by a fashionista stylist, with a slight French accent, and trying on tons and tons of frilly lacey things will all come tumbling down when I step into the 1st dress and fall madly in love with its…EVERYTHING! Or will I be one of the brides (by the way the wedding is all the way in December of this year) who finds a fantabulous dress very early on in the planning process, drop LOADS of cash on it, only to wake up mere weeks or days before the wedding to find out “hmph, I really don’t like the fit and flare silhouette as much as I thought….NEXT!”?
I’m terrified of cutting my uber fun, girly shopping experience off at the 1st visit, and I’m even MORE terrified of my nagging, Libra like, indecisiveness…..
What is a girl to do? I’ve canceled one appointment already because of this fear. But tomorrow is the true test….no turning back now. My sister and my niece are ready to join me as I begin the dress shopping process. I’m sitting here now, a mere 12 hours before appointment time with my mind racing because I don’t know what to expect. I’ve stifled my excitement by filling my mind with so many “what if?” questions. “What if I like the very first dress?” “What if I don’t like any of them?” “What if everything I try on makes me look like a little kid playing dress up in her mom’s clothes?” “What if I have budget amnesia and try to buy the most extravagant thing I see?” “What if I end up trying on SO many dresses that my entourage gets crazy bored and starts losing interest?” Oh the “What Ifs” of it all!
Funny thing is I actually decided not to bring my mom along until I got more serious about dress shopping. I know my mother means well but she can be a bit… how do you say “Overbearing!” at times. And I tend to get kinda nervous when all the attention is on me; I’ve never really liked being the center of attention. I found out today that she actually has to work tomorrow and now I find myself wanting to ask her to tag along.
Maybe I should just step back….take a deep breath….and exhale. It’s just dress shopping, nothing to get all stressed over right?
Ladies I need a lil advice here. Did any of you guys get crazy nervous before your 1st day of dress shopping? What did you do to calm your nerves? Should I even be concerned about spoiling all the fun of going to different shops, or should I just kick back and go with the flow? Help…..please!