I’m the mother of the bride. That means I need to dress the part. No t-shirt, no blue jeans, no flip flops or Docksides. That even means no nice pants suit or casual skirt. Formal wear is what’s required.
After speaking with my daughter’s mother-in-law and exchanging ideas, I decided the time had come to go shopping. And since my mother needed a grandmother of the bride dress, we decided to shop together.
As happy as we are to be shopping for our dresses, we missed having my daughter there to shop with us.
We are extremely fortunate to have a local bridal shop, Babe’s Broadway Bridal. After a quick trip to pick up my mother, together we headed to purchase our formal wear.
Shopping for something this special is different than picking out a t-shirt. I didn’t want to get the same color as the bridal party, black is out, nothing white or ivory, and I wanted a fall color, nothing pastel. And since I’m not a size zero, I thought my chances of finding the perfect dress would be difficult at best.
We walked into the bridal shop and were quickly put at ease. The staff came to our rescue. Th ey showed us several formal dresses, and helped us with zippers, buttons, and fittings. Color and style wasn’t an issue, they have something for everyone’s individual style.
I went first. After trying on several dresses, I selected the first one that I tried on.
Isn’t that usually the way? The same for my mother, she only took one dress, and that was the one.
We had a fantastic time shopping for our perfect dress, and even though my daughter couldn’t be there to shop with us, we sent her pictures.
Both of us found that perfect dress, and have one wedding to do crossed off our list.
And if you want to see the dresses, pictures will be posted after the wedding.
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