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Llantwit Major, Wales, United Kingdom
I am mother, librarian, avid reader, sf fan, writer (unpubished), singer(amateur), animal lover, needlewoman.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wedding dresses

Kate and Carl have booked the venue for the wedding, and th wedding is going to be on 21 November this year.

We went into Cardiff this morning and met Kate's friend Kelsie and went to the first dress trying on appointment. It is fun. The dresses are varied, some big and bouffant, others slim and slinky, all designer dresses. There was more variety than I expected, and some of the dresses were really lovely. Kate is now a size 12 and some of the dresses didn't begin to meet at the back, so you do wonder what they do with the the brides who are plumper, which statistically they are. I wonder how many of the brides end up chosing a strapless, corset with a big skirt because they are the only ones in the shop which they can begin to get into.

Having said that, they are so expensive. I know they are designed and - to an extent - tailored to fit, but evens so over £1000 for the cheap ones is a lot of money for most people.

I don't think Kate has come to a decision though, as they dress styles which we ended up with as favourites are all very different, and to narrow down the style she wants is going to be trick, because all of them were lovely.

It was a lovely day. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

5 comments:

oreneta said...

No photos????????

Boo and Trev said...

Your not making it? I can see the pressure would be a bit too much.
Those dresses are mighty expensive

Helen said...

I did offer to make the dress, but Kate seems to prefer the idea of getting a professional dressmaker to do it once she has decided what style she wants, maybe someone local to Swindon.

katemcnabb said...

I would love mum to make it but don't want to put too much pressure on her in the build up, so I'm hoping she's going to be chief liaison officer between myself (non-seamstress) and whoever we choose to make it (professional dress maker)!

xxxx

katemcnabb said...

I would love mum to make it but don't want to put too much pressure on her in the build up, so I'm hoping she's going to be chief liaison officer between myself (non-seamstress) and whoever we choose to make it (professional dress maker)!

xxxx