This morning I set out, together with my mother, and browsed the bridalwear shops in my hometown. We only visited two as the others were by appointment only, but I tried on about eight different dresses, which gave me an idea of the sort of thing I'm looking for. Amazingly, the dresses I liked weren't what I expected to like at all!
"I don't want a train," I told my mum, just minutes before selecting a dress wih a train and finding that it suited me. In fact, most of the dresses I tried on looked pretty good. Both my mother and the shop assistant agreed that I have the sort of figure that looks good in most styles. I felt really beautiful in all the gowns I tried.
I picked out three that I especially liked, but unfortunately the cheapest of these (which also happened to be my favourite) was double my budget, and the others were treble or more. I'm going to look around when I return home as there are two charity shops specialising in bridalwear, and there may be a couple of discount bridal shops. As much as I loved the dresses I tried today, I don't want to spend the earth on something I'm going to wear once or twice (it looks like we may be having our marriage blessed in my hometown as there are several people who won't be able to get up for the wedding).
I had such a fun day with my mum, and I think she enjoyed the experience as much as I did. I can't think of a better companian when dealing with such matters as wedding clothes! And as I live 300 miles away from her, I've missed her company so much, and vice-versa!