I wanted my mother to be able to go dress shopping with me, so we had to do it when she was here right after Christmas last year. I had gained some extra weight and was really dreading this part of the wedding planning. We had limited time, so I only made appointments at two places based on who carried designers I thought I might like from pictures on the Knot and in bridal magazines. First stop was Macy's where the clerk abandoned my mother and I in a room with 20 random dresses. It was a terrible experience, and I hated every dress we looked at. I was dreading the second appointment, and almost left because they were behind schedule. But once Zandra got to us, she took the time to look at the pictures I had brought and listen to me explain why I didn't want a strapless dress. She pulled a few dresses, and I ended buying the third one she selected off the rack. The other two looked good, but the third one looked fabulous on me. She has an eye for what she does. But, because I bought it off the rack, I had to pick it up and get it out of their store by the end of February and that was kind of annoying.
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