BY JANE BROTHERTON
After spending the better part of the last decade searching for “Mr Right”, I suddenly found myself in the unfamiliar position of being able to say that I had found him.
Now what? Well having been involved in quite a few weddings as a bridesmaid, I knew there would be lots of jobs to get done and that the planning would be a potentially time-consuming and even stressful process.
I was aware that many bridal stores say it takes four-to-six months for a dress to arrive, and having only seven months from the date of our engagement to the date of our wedding, I didn’t want to waste any time.
Within a few weeks of getting engaged, my mum and I set out for a morning of dress shopping.
Walking into the first shop was like an out-of-body experience. I felt like some sort of imposter, like a little girl playing dress-up. My understanding was that ‘brides’ wore wedding dresses … I was just ‘Jane’.
I remember looking at another young lady in the store and thinking ‘wow, she probably feels just like me’. I might be totally mistaken, but I think there is a certain special connection that exists between the women trying on dresses in a bridal store.
Dress must be right to marry ‘Mr Right’ (Jane Brotherton / Catholic Weekly: Engaging Moments)