For the last few weekends I have been going wedding dress shopping and I hate it. If there is one thing in the world I am hating right now it is wedding talk, and shopping for it? I wish I could do it online and forget about it. Unfortunately the reality of it is that all eyes will be on me on the wedding day so I have to make some effort to wear something that I will be happy to look back at in years to come.
I guess part of my frustration is I know exactly what I want but I just can’t find it. I want a traditional Asian outfit, but can’t find one that I like enough to wear on my wedding day. I have tried West London, I have been to East London, and last weekend I also went to Manchester. I don’t have time to go to Birmingham, which I would have liked to hit also, because I need my outfit sorted in the next couple of weeks.
You see I choose the design and it will be made in India within three months and I need time for fittings, etc when it arrives. And the wedding is four months away today. Yes, scary I know.
So far my shopping experience has consisted of massively overpriced outfits for very little work, work done on hideous fabrics, shop owners talking to me like I am thick and belittling me – I walked out of two shops in Southall for this reason alone, and bad designs.
I think I have found somewhere to get my outfit made, but don’t want to give details of it away. I must say, the colour I originally wanted to go for doesn’t look how I thought it would unless I choose a certain fabric, which I don’t really want to go for. So I am having to compromise on the colour. But the rest of it I am pretty much sorted on. In my head. Now the question is if the designers will make it the way I envisage it.
Anyway if you are married and have any tips on how to go wedding shopping they would be gladly appreciated. Meanwhile I am adding pictures of various outfits I saw on my travels, not necessarily my taste, so you can see the trouble I have been having while shopping.