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In August, I was on a night out with a couple of friends and they were asking me when I was going to go dress shopping and I kept giving them the excuse that I had too much weight on to what I wanted to be at and thought that that might influence the type of dress that I wanted to try on. They convinced me that it didn't matter and dropped the funny line of 'now that you've got the ring, you've got the permission to put your foot in the door of the bridal shop... go for it'. I thought that was rather hilarious and thought nothing much of it for the rest of the evening.
|Inside a random bridal store|
|The broken ankle (my photo)|
On the next expedition we visited Hugs for Brides in Rockdale. I found a dress that was 99.9% perfect and the shop assistant decked me out in a cathedral veil, tiara, earrings and necklace and it was like... wow I'm actually going to be a real bride. We visited a few more stores that day in Miranda with some sales assistants being really helpful and lovely and one acting as if she didn't really care and only had to be there because she was being paid. We decided to finish the day after that one.
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This time we visited Sweethearts Bridal, in Blacktown after a recommendation from a friend. It's a lovely bridal store and the other assistants seemed lovely. But I wasn't impressed with the lady that was looking after us. It appeared as if we weren't good enough and she argued with me on most of my comments on the dresses (they weren't bad comments either) and ended up lacing me up way too tight and roughly and at the end of it my kidneys were killing me and I whispered to my MOH ... asking if we could leave.....
I tried on the dresses and fell in love with one of them. I walked out of the changing room and the assistant went 'oh' so I quickly hopped on the stand and had a look in the mirror. It was so perfect! I felt a few tears coming on and was so happy at the same time as I'd found the ONE! My MOH shed a few happy tears as well. It was just perfect. I worked out what was wrong with the other dresses I'd tried on as well. They were all the wrong colour. So I paid a deposit and couldn't wipe the happy smile off my face. It should be ready in six to eight months, so I will call the store in July this year if I haven't heard anything by then. Just enough time before my October wedding...