I went to the grand opening of the Alfred Angelo store today here in Reno. I was lucky that my good friend Annie accompanied me and her advice was priceless.
I’ll admit right off the bat that I went because of the advertised “free gift for the first 100 brides.” And I requested Annie’s assistance because of my new fear of bridal salespeople after the wedding fair.
I was hoping for a coupon or something, but it really turned out to be a goodie bag with a bridal magazine, bottle of water, candle and Alfred Angelo t-shirt. Mehhh….
They have some beautiful gowns (and some not-so-beautiful), but as you know from my previous post Bridal Boot Camp, I’m not to the trying on stage just yet. Pair the diet plan with aggressive salespeople and my uncertainty as to whether my mom wants to be a part of the dress shopping process and I just didn’t feel ready.
Annie was such a big help. I truly felt clueless. There are so many styles, colors, beads or no beads, etc. She gave me some great advice and it always helps to have a sister of sarcasm around when moving through rack upon rack of tafetta, tuile, satin and lace.