Please re-read the title - I'm not kidding, you're about to come in contact with a full-blown neurotic.
Thanks to Priceline, I managed to land some excellently priced tickets to go back to PA to go dress shopping, but I wasn't expecting Priceline to actually WORK and I had to commit to buying them before I knew if it WOULD work, so I feel like it's been totally sprung on me, even though that makes no logical sense.
I'm worried about a bunch of aspects of dress shopping, and Brie suggest on Twitter that I stop spazzing out like a lunatic there and bring it to you guys - surely someone has thought of each of these before and can explain it away OR? NO ONE has thought of any of them and can tell me I'm being insane.
Things About Dress Shopping That Are Stressing Me Out:
- I have next to no ideas of what I want, with regard to style, etc. I flat out LOVED some stuff when we first got engaged but everything I bookmarked then looks stupid to me now. I have no ideas and no preferences going into it. Is that going to annoy the dress ladies?
- You know how most stores only carry sample sizes and if you're bigger than that, they kind of have to pin them on you? While I logically know I'm not a 6 or 8, after a series of dresses I am too fat to wear has been pinned on, I feel like I'll start to feel like butt. Does that happen?
- Also, you know how when you find something you like in a store and you try it on and it looks like STRAIGHT UP POO it kind of brings you down a little? I'm worried trying on a dress that is totally unflattering is going to make me feel ugly, which will put me in a bad mood and ruin the whole outing for me and my mom. Please tell me unflattering wedding dresses are totally different than unflattering jeans.
- I'm not at the weight I want to be for the wedding, but hey - life happens and I've got time. However, I also don't trust myself to order a dress smaller than I am in hopes I'll diet into it because, come on. No I won't. But I want to leave room for my good intentions. Are there certain dress features I should look for that will make it easier OR more difficult/expensive to take in later?
- Last question. I am going to a couple of different stores, at least, and don't intend on taking an entourage, but will likely have two people with me at each one (you know, mom, sister, grandmother - I'm the first everything to get married). In your dress buying experience, do people you bring with you err on the side of being brutally honest, or fall more on the 'omg all wedding dresses are beautiful' on you side of things?
Sorry for the ridiculously long post. I'm an extremely high strung person, and my mom tends to cater to my moods and whims and such. If I go into it all paranoid and nervous, she's going to tiptoe around me and no one will have ANY FUN. If you can't tell, I'm not really looking forward to dress shopping, but I hope with some questions answered I won't feel so "walking into the unknown."
On bed rest since Groundhog's Day and every day since has been exactly the same.