1st WR dream last night! (& question RE dress shopping)
And boy was it weird!!
Background: Wedding Oct 19, 2013, we've only booked our venue and I'm gathering inspiration for decor, color etc. I haven't been dress shopping yet but I've been watching all those tv shows (Say yes to the dress, Girl meets dress, Amsale girls etc.)
So in my dream, I go to the dress shop and the gal helping me is SUPER old (yet somehow had a supermodel body ROTFL).
I tell her that I have no idea what I want style wise but that my wedding is rustic, in Oct and the only thing I know I want is lace incorporated in one way or another because I'm going with a burlap and lace theme.
The first dress she brings me is a short lace dress that SHE tries on to model for me? Um, okayyyyy
I tell her I don't want a short dress (I have thick legs and ankles IMO) and she proceeds to pull more short dresses. I decide to humor her with the second dress and put it on, when I turn to look at myself in the mirror, my contacts get so dry that they literally pop out of my eyes, leaving me completely blind.
She tells me that it won't be a problem because she and my mom (who is waiting outside the room) will choose my dress for me. (LOL)
From there I refuse to try on any more short dresses and ask her if I can go pull some dresses with her to give her a since of what is visually appealing to me. (which makes no sense, since I am blind now!)
We go out and there are only short dress and dresses that are pale pink and light blue. So she says "Oh we are closing in 15 mins so they must have taken all the dresses to the cleaners. Sorry."
And then I woke up. So stinking weird! I hope I have a better experience than this when I go!!
So now my question:
I'm sure all places have different policys but how did you pay for you dress when you found the right one?
Do most places allow payment plans? (do you have to do a credit check? This is okay with me, I'm just curious)
Or do you pay all at once? (Cash discounts available or can you negotiate the price a bit?)