I had such a great day today! First, I had off work today as my office is closed. Not having to go to work on a Thursday is always enjoyable. Second, today I got to see my best friend and MOH. She brought me a yummy latte from Starbucks and a thoughtful birthday present! My future mother in law (FMIL) also showed up at my house soon after so we could all ride together. My own mother and grandmother, unfortunately, did not join us. It was not something I was happy about, but it was the choice that they made not to share this experience with me.
We went to Davids Bridal in Hagerstown. Despite the horror stories I have heard about DB, I was optimistic about finding a dress for myself. I had been there before to get a bridesmaids dress and had a pleasant experience. This time was no different! My appointment was at 11 a.m. right when they opened and we were greeted by nice ladies ready to please! My wonderful and helpful consultant was named Shay and she was exactly the person I needed to help me. She understood and knew exactly the kind of dress I was looking for. She was also funny, which definitely helped with the whole "standing here in my underwear in front of a stranger" situation.
So I tried four dresses and the fourth was THE ONE. I came out of the dressing room to sighs and indrawn breaths. I met eyes with Matt's mom and both of us started to cry a bit and she gave me a hug. It was not the dress I thought it would be, but I love it, love it, love it! I brought it home that day and even now hangs on the door of the spare room. Every once in awhile I like to walk by, open the bag, and just give it a glance. Soo pretty....!