Wedding dress shopping...anyone been?
Well I've been spending a little of my time in this department of life and I gotta confess:
I have a friend of mine who is getting married and we've been to a few stores now.
One store in particular is this fancy "boutique" in town. Where the dresses start at $1000 easy! A place that you have to make an appointment just to see the dresses. Twenty-five dollars later and your sitting in an upstairs, open floor plan with wall-to-wall, mostly white, dresses. Off to the corner sits three dressing rooms and right beside that is a full length mirror.
There are a few couches across from that mirror in which the bridal party is supposed to sit while the blushing bride dons dress after dress. A place for the party to gush over how beautiful the bride looks in every dress!
Wait! Every dress???
Okay, so I'm suppose to tell you that, with every dress you try on, you look amazing?
This being my first bridal party invite, is this what we do? Or are we honest about how our good friends look in these dresses? Hideous or gorgeous?
The consultant is there to tell you that you look your most beautiful in that blinged out mermaid style dress that would look better on...well on that barbie doll you had when you were five, maybe. The consultant doesn't care about anything but making that commission on your $2K dress!
Wedding dress hunting...worse then buying a new car?