This weekend was both fun and utterly exhausting. I survived yet another weekend of “mother-daughter bonding.” In general, I think the principal is great. In practice, though, I think it’s a complete sham especially since there has been no interest in doing any serious bonding with me until I started planning my wedding. Now, without really knowing me, we’re supposed to be best friends… Anyway, I’m going to move aside from that rant. This weekend, mom and I went to Atlanta to go look at fabric up at this particularly fabulous cloth store in Gastonia, NC. It’s called Mary Jo’s. It’s been open for 51 years and has got to be the largest fabric store I’ve ever been in. It’s the size of a JoAnn’s Crafts, but with just fabrics. It’s absolutely amazing. Anyway, after spending 2 and a half hours walking around there with Sean’s mom and one of her friends, we bought our fabrics and left. I found two very nice fabrics to make some pillows out of for the bedroom. This gives me some colors to work with for the master bedroom finally and I think I’m really happy with them. Afterwards, we got lunch, shopped at the outlets in Commerce, GA for several hours (I got a great new pair of feather light running shoes), we headed back to Atlanta.
Yesterday was the fun part. I went and tried on wedding dresses. It was the first time I’d gotten the chance to really go shopping for dresses. I’ve looked online, but nothing compares to seeing what the styles look like on you. My consensus after trying on a few dresses? My favorite is still the Celtic dress that I’ve found (no links, sorry, but Sean’s not allowed to see. If you’re interested, drop me an email), but that a strapless I found yesterday comes in a close second and there are still a few more I want to try on. We went to a warehouse bridal store called New Natalie’s in Atlanta. They only let you try on 5 dresses on a give day. More than that and you’re brain’s going to go into overload. I agreed by the 5th dress. I couldn’t hardly remember what the first one had looked like. I’m going to go back sometime next month and try some more on. I’m hoping also to bring a small brigade of friends with me to get their opinion, so if you’re interested in doing some dress shopping, drop me a line. Okay, time to get back to work. Must get dresses out of my head.