I first tried on Bridget’s dress which did not fit. I thought it was going to kill me. Well, somehow the way it fit it felt like it was crushing my windpipe and I decided no amount of altering was going to make me put it on again. And the sleeves were tight and hurt. She told me the sleeves were tight and bugged her when she wore it. My neck hurt for about an hour after I got the dress off.
Sicily, Briget’s daughter, was funny. She was so mad that I tried on the dress. She said “I was saving that dress for my wedding.” She did not want me wearing it or trying it on.
Then we went downtown to gateway bridal and prom. They claim to have the largest selection of modest dresses in the country.
So then they had all these “store sample dresses”. You just try them on and then if you like them, they call somewhere to determine what sizes they have available.
I told the girl my spending limit. I didn’t want the dress to cost as much as a car. The girl in the room on the other side of me was trying on dresses super expensive dress. And they weren’t white, so I guess if she was having a tem ple wedding, it wasn’t going to be in the dress she was picking out.
I didn’t even bother looking at the super expensive ones. They were pretty, but too much money. And all of them were completely covered in lace which is not what I wanted on my wedding dress.
But when I sent the girl a list of all the dresses I liked from online, she said “I don’t know if we have any of those in stock”. They were part of the latter day bride section which apparently they were almost all out of and it was going to be 4 months before they had any again.
Nora tried to get me to try on a plus sized dress on clearance and I told her no way. It was big enough that the dress would need to get cut in half to fit. I figured I might as well buy a dress my size that doesn’t need to be redone. Although, if they had to cut the dress in half, maybe I would’ve had 2 dresses for the price of one!
Then I picked out a few dresses and figured I’d find something other than the ones I had pulled up from their website. Then the girl found two dresses from the site that I liked. I tried one on. It was cut weird. Bridget laughed, I did too. Nothing like having a weird ribbon bow thing smack in the middle of the chest area to make it look awkward and weird.
The one I picked out was really cool. I loved it. It was actually between two dresses. The girl checked on the sizes and the one I got had one that would fit me. The other one, I would’ve had to get altered several sizes smaller.
When I went back and picked up the dress, they had me try it on to determine where it needed altering. The coolest thing is that it fit absolutely perfect. They didn’t need to alter it at all. How amazing is that?
Now, the trick will be to not ruin it, spill on it, or trip over it when I’m wearing it. All of those things could happen….