This is the first dress Margot tried on. It had glitter, came in blush and was a true ball gown,
but it wasn’t what she expected once she tried it on.
Part II of the bridal shopping weekend, the wedding dress, didn’t go as smoothly as Part I! The day was planned down to the last detail. We drove in (three cars) and dropped everyone off at Kleinfeld.
There is a parking garage right next to Kleinfeld, but we had a surprise for Margot after dress shopping that required us to park close to that venue. I was the one, however, who got the surprise!!!!
Margot worked at Blue Smoke a few years ago and loved the job and the people. I made a reservation for the 11 of us to go for lunch. I reserved cars to pick us up after the appointment and take us there with Margot blindfolded.
Oops – Our Second Snafu!
When I got to the garage, I got a phone call. The appointment for Kleinfeld was for 11am NEXT WEEK!. I pulled out my confirmation sheet and it was true, I had made a mistake. It’s very atypical of me not to double check things, but I’ve been in a tizzy since the wedding date was decided.
Fortunately, Kleinfeld was able to take us at 1:30pm, however, it was only 11am! What do we do now?
Claire and I walked to the corner to see what was around. She used to work in the area and suggested Markt Restaurant, a cute little French Bistro. While I canceled Blue Smoke, Claire called Markt and got us a table for 11! Lucky for us it was still early, because the restaurant was packed shortly after we arrived.
Aunt Susan, her future mother-in-law’s sister, made beautiful wedding dress cookies as a surprise for everyone. Each gown was decorated in white icing with different details on each cookie. They were beautiful and it was a lovely and heartfelt contribution to the day. They were also delicious!
We had a lovely brunch and were back to Kleinfeld by 1pm.
The Wedding Dress
Ironically, my niece Jessica knew our sales lady! She’s the mother of one of Jess’s friends. Small world and even smaller dressing room. All 11 of us piled into a dressing room made for four at best, then add two more with the saleslady and her assistant. Getting those voluminous dresses into the room was challenging!
Margot started with her “dream ball gown.” It was a beautiful dress, but she’s tiny and it swallowed her up. She kept trying on ball gowns and while all were beautiful, she wasn’t getting her “aha” moment.
I finally suggested she try a different fabric and perhaps an aline dress. We went through a few of those and by what had to be the 12th dress, we hit gold. She found her dream dress with a beautiful matching veil.
I can’t tell you more; you’ll have to wait for the last MOB blog – The Wedding Day!
All in all, we had a successful, very hectic weekend and lots of fun. Everyone was exhausted when we got home and late takeout was all we were in the mood for.
Everyone except Margot was gone by Monday morning. Just before leaving to take her to the train station, she started crying. We did so much in one weekend and she also felt she didn’t get to spend enough time with everyone. The weekend zoomed by and she was left with tons of feelings – all good, but overwhelming.