Wednesday, November 8, 2023

She Said Yes To The Dress


This was my view yesterday as I went bridal dress shopping in Sarasota with Melissa.  It all worked out perfectly when after her engagement, she found a bridal shop here in Florida and made an appointment during her work trip this week.  Because the wedding will be in July 2024, the dress needed to be ordered promptly to avoid rush fees and this particular bridal salon does a big business with out of state brides, so that was not an issue.

We didn’t really plan to buy a dress and had other appointments booked in Michigan during my Thanksgiving trip.  But, when you find the perfect dress and the bride to be, the mother of the bride and her sister and matron of honor on FaceTime all are moved to tears when the veil goes on, you don’t have second thoughts.

The process is so interesting and special to be a part of as you work with the consultant to find just the look the bride wants.  You definitely narrow things down quickly and we had a good consultant that listened to what parts of each dress we liked or did not like.  She kept us in budget and found solutions to pretty much customize the wedding gown of Melissa’s dreams.  

This is my second time as mother of the bride, but as my two daughters are different, so will be their weddings; each a new experience and uniquely special.

No sneak peeks of the dress, but be assured there will be plenty of photos to come.


  1. How exciting a such a special time for you and the bride to be. And isn't technology great that the other ladies could take part too? Just the first of many special wedding times.

  2. Considering my daughter was out of state and just had a baby 3 weeks ago it was very special that she could join in.

  3. This is so exciting! I'm glad she found the perfect dress!

  4. Glad she found the perfect dress...That's one big hurdle crossed!! Good that you could all join in!!

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