- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
The first time I went to look for a dress, I went outside a shop I dind’t know was only open for one particular appt. When I started walking up, the brides mom whipped around and said “No, the shop is only open for us. WE made an appointment so she can have one on one attention.” and pointed me to my car! WHAT THE HECK. So then I went to an ‘upscale’ shop, that is pretty busy. I was bummed out enough because my family is out of state and I was left with finding a dress alone (well, a friend was with me). So anyway, I tried on all these dresses, and good lord, I think I looked great in them all so it was a really hard decision to make. It was one giant room full of mirrors and multiple brides and their families in there… the groups around me turned their noses up at me, whispered to each other. I was so shocked because my friend said she loved when she tried on her dresses she knew certain ones were great when other people from other parties commented on it NICELY.
Nope, not with me. I mean, I’m not an ugly girl nor was a showing off boobs or being a brat. I was quiet and in my corner trying dresses on… so I didn’t understand why I was getting such a bad friction.
The store has a webcam so that people that aren’t there can view the dresses. PERFECT for my mom to see me in my dress. When I went out there, a snarky dad said “I would never let my daughter on that webcam, pervs can get on there and put the pic on a porn site.”… Hmmm… well that ruined it. Then another mom PUSHED me out of the way so her daughter to get by. Nice. My first experience sucked.
The second time, same shop, same dress I choose the first time… I don’t know if it was how I did my hair or the people I was with but WOW people were raving about the dress and the other dresses I was trying on.
I think parents/parties need to realize that yes, their brides day is going to be special, but she is NOT the only one getting married that year.