On Wednesday, I went to David’s Bridal with my niece so she could try on wedding dresses for the first time. It felt almost full-circle for me. Just over a year ago, Zach and I got married, and I was SO OVER anything wedding related. I deleted a whole bunch of wedding related blogs, and just took a big long break. Fast forward to this February, and my niece was engaged and planning on a July 2012 date. I’m so excited for them, and all of a sudden, I’m emerged in wedding detail blogs. Obviously it’s not MY wedding, but it’s fun to shoot ideas to her, and she’s already asked me to make the invitations, so I’ve been trying to stay in the loop of her planning so that I have a good idea of what she’s going for to make the invitations appear cohesive.
My niece is coincidentally in town for a wedding this weekend, and on my day off this week, along with an entourage of her bridesmaids, we trekked to the infamous DB for her to try on dresses for the first time, and to see what kind of styles she might be looking for. She tried on dresses in very different styles that she liked. She didn’t fall in love with any of them, but left with style numbers of her top 5. I was less than impressed with our “help”. It seemed that she didn’t understand that since this was her first time trying on dresses, and her wedding is 12+ months away, that she wasn’t interested in actually purchasing a dress TODAY. Our associate kept saying how we lucked out because there is a SALE going on now, and how she’s not sure how much longer certain styles would be available because their dresses come in and out so much she can’t keep up with them. Um….excuse me? Isn’t it your JOB to know when a style came in? Or at least to find out if you don’t know? This is why I had my dress made for me. I wasn’t interested in being pressured into something because my associate hadn’t met her quota for the month yet.
At any rate, here’s some eye candy to go along with this post. I don’t really love DB, but here are a few styles that caught my eye on their website.