Today's obsession is this draped 3.1 Phillip Lim dress I saw at a (non-bridal) boutique today. I love how it drapes, the colour is good on me, and I particularly like how it doesn't have BRIDE written all over it. Though Brendan thinks it isn't bridey enough, despite my insistence that it might with the right accessories (headpiece, etc). I think the owner fibbed a bit when she said she got it in around November last year, as I found out it's from his Spring 08 collection. I still love it though, but have been told 'we can do better'. Oh how I despise my parade being rained on!
As for 'proper' wedding shops, I stopped in at John Zimmerman yesterday and there were some lovely pieces there. I did not appreciate, however, his abruptness in telling me I needed to book to try his dresses on (the shop was empty), and when I said I'd have to get back to him as I have two children to factor in (babysitting-wise), he said in no uncertain terms 'don't bring your children'. As if! Even Mum, who was with me as she is up on holiday, was quite offended. So even though he had a couple of lovely dresses, I'm not sure I'll bother going back. He did nothing to make me want to put $3,000 in his hand, that's for sure.
I finally visited Tutta Bella this morning, and the owner Lesley was lovely. She says 'sweety' at the end of every sentence, and although she too requires appointments to try dresses on, she did give me a bit of advice and draped a few dresses over me. There were some nice dresses, but all very bridey, and funnily enough the one that stood out the most was a Vera Wang evening gown, so not even a bridal dress.
What to do, what to do. The day is getting closer, and so far the only one I have taken to is the 3.1 Phillip Lim dress that Brendan thinks 'isn't enough'.