This may not be common knowledge, but I used to watch Say Yes to the Dress quite often back in the day. It honestly might be why I boarded the 90 Day Fiancé train so early on…but back on topic.
After I’d nailed down a good portion of vendors I got the idea to start watching again. Since my partner was lovely enough to get Discovery+ this meant I was able to start from the very beginning.
SIDE NOTE: I 100% recommend this show when you want just a small fix of drama.
By the time I went to my own bridal appointment I’d gotten through the first few seasons and was feeling…calm, I suppose? I knew I didn’t have any family drama or tension commonly seen on the show. If anything my biggest concern was whether or not I’d be able to pick a dress in one ninety-minute session. After all, my mother, future mother-in-law, and future sister-in-law all flew in specifically for this. Did I call in advance to see if we could potentially come again in the same weekend? Yep.
I’d already picked a few dresses online though which helped move us along and then we were off to races!
I will say that while I liked trying on dresses it was very surreal to see myself in one. Since middle school my mother had always told me not to get married (
this tune changed when she met my partner) and my father never married. In a way it felt foreign- not to say I didn’t have a good time. It was just…odd. Everyone in my party cried except for me.
In the end I tried maybe eight dresses and ended up picking the third. So yes, I said yes to a dress and it only took one appointment!
SIDE NOTE: Oh, and to clarify- I did not go to Kleinfeld Bridal.
Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash