Did some last minute dress shopping this afternoon..
Went to Abb@y, Brid@l C@ntr@ and B@lla D@nna..
Brid@l C@ntr@ was pretty pushy.. and kept trying to put me in the 'fat dresses' Oh.. that looks nice.. (whisper whisper) Thats an excellent fit (snigger Scoff). I got the prices and conditions of sale.. then left feeling like they had totally wasted my time.. I wanted to explain to them that I wasnt treated like a bride, just someone who would pay money and then get out. I know it seems harsh.. but they were fake friendly i felt.. which is worse then being rude sometimes.. Oh.. and dont get me started on that FRICKING corset they asked me to wear.. This is not the 1800's you know!
B@lla D@nna was fantastic, had a friendly girl who was really pleasant.. talked to me like an equal and showed me flattering dresses.. Large range and interesting options if your wanting something different colour or detail wise. I left feeling like i was heading in the right direction.. Just got to pick between the two dresses i saw there.. and Abb@y
Abb@y was also fantastic. I must admit that i have heard some seriously negative feedback about them.. but i was treated with respect, humour and what seemed like genuine interest. I spent about an hour in the same dress.. its lace up back made eveything sit exactly where it should.. (read love handles, back rolls and bottom) and once tightened properly.. I never wanted to take it off.. hehe got to love the lift and seperate I loved their red tip veils too.. Very tempting.. Also they had packages.. which i liked the sound of.. You buy the wedding dress.. and for about $500 more you get two bridesmaid dresses, a veil AND tiara.. heheh I loved all the options for bridesmaid dress designs upstairs too..
But seriously I could go on and on about this..
But the bottom line is dont let anyone tell you that just because your not a size 8-14 that you dont have the right to be excited or shown a RANGE of dresses.. If you go somewhere and they only have a size 8 dress in the style you like.. give it a go.. (i did.. funny funny stuff)
I am full of curves and DAMN proud of them.. They took many years of eating YUMMY things to build.. and I will be damned if some scary winn@ wench is going to make me feel bad for having a arse shelf..
I am still totally frustrated that the lovely larger bride section seems to have turned into a DIET clinic.. or a Got to lose weight place.. I thought we were in this world to be happy.. not stress about that.. By all means come and ask how to flatter your figure.. but dont try and change yourself for some silly ideal of what we should look like. Heck.. I am not saying i am perfect.. or that i am happy all the time.. but i have decided that I am loved by my fiance.. No one can be as spunktacular as me when i put my mind too it.. and most importantly.. wedding stress is eating me alive.. so .. ENOUGH.. No more listening to people who only exist to bring me/others down.. I am a fricking goddess damn it!!
Good night curvy women of earth.. Time I got SOME sleep