You might be thinking, “Gosh, Miss Blue Whale. Isn’t that an overused title for a post about shopping for your dress?” Well, it might be if this was just a post about shopping for my dress. But it’s not!!! This post is actually about the real Say Yes to the Dress! And it’s about my trip to Bridals by Lori in Atlanta!
Image from Say Yes to the Dress
If you’re not familiar with the show, then”¦I’m not sure what you do with your life. How did you find WeddingBee and not find Say Yes to the Dress? Anyway, what I should have said is that if you are familiar with the show, then you know that the Atlanta version takes place at Bridals by Lori. My favorite aunt (really, my only aunt”¦but she’d she be my favorite if there were more!) introduced me to Say Yes to the Dress a few years ago. I spent the night at her house during Thanksgiving, and we watched a SYTTD marathon. It was AWESOME! No one gets as excited about wedding dresses as me except for my aunt! And during that marathon, I promised her that when I got engaged, we would make a trip to Bridals by Lori. So, when Mr. Whale popped the question, I started keeping an eye on plane tickets to Atlanta!!
We eventually decided on a weekend during the summer. Now, as a side note, I just want to point out that knowing that I had a dress shopping trip planned for summer made dress shopping before that so much more fun and not at all stressful. Every time I tried on a dress I really liked, I just had to say to the consultant, “I’m not buying a dress until my mom and aunt see it,” and then the consultant didn’t push me to buy the dress. So, if you’ve got a pushy consultant, just make up some reason why you can’t buy the dress yet
Back to Atlanta. Bright and early Friday morning (Don’t go dress shopping on Saturday! Friday or Sunday are much better.), we pulled into the Bridal’s by Lori parking lot! I jumped out of the car, and started speed walking toward the door.