Stopped into a bridal shop today just to see if they had it and price it out. Sales assistant was shocked that my wedding is in May and I haven't started looking around yet (we just got engaged last month; quick engagement, I suppose); suffice to say, she talked me into trying some on...
With my fiance there. Worst.idea.ever. My friends and family are all 3,000 miles away in San Diego; I'd planned to take my FMIL with me and maybe FSIL when I went, but I guess I just got excited/scared into trying some on now....suffice to say, worst.idea.ever. It was so awkward and uncomfortable for both of us (he was in there with a bunch of woman and one of the sales associates must've commented "well, this is a first!" about 10x and then I realized we were breaking tradition/rules by having him there...and really, it was awful; lesson learned!).
Ok, that aside, there were huge NO PHOTOS PLEASE
hanging everywhere. This kind of threw me off. No photos? If I'm going to drop that much money on a dress that I will be photographed in a million times, you'd better believe I want a photo to make sure I like it. That aside, my mother is the one buying my gown and she's in California, so I was relying on texting her pictures of winners. Is this normal?
And if it is the norm, anyone know the rationale? Or have an opinion on it?
Regardless, I snapped a photo of me in the only dress I didn't dislike. I almost want to post it on here for comedic effect. I look so uncomfortable and am not even pretending to smile. Naturally, when I sent it to Mom, she didn't like it. At least she was nice about it: "you are too beautiful for such an unflattering dress." Awww Momma.
PS--I'm sure everyone on here wouldn't dare commit my faux pas (and I agree, I'm not a fan of men in 'woman areas,' like spas and salons--like, really, I don't want a man seeing me like that, so I agree it made it super uncomfortable for the women there, too, and I feel bad about that)...but if you were ever thinking of taking your FI to the bridal salon: DO NOT
Also...I realize: I do want it to be a total surprise when he sees me in our wedding day.