Feeling a bit deflated after dress shop
So I went dress shopping for the first time yesterday with my mum and my sister, and ended up buying a dress, which I hadn't expected to at all!
I do absolutely love the dress but I found the whole process very anticlimactic, and I feel a bit deflated. I think too much Say Yes to the Dress/Don't Tell the Bride made me expect it to be a really special and emotional experience, but nobody cried, or seemed overwhelmed by how I looked - it just felt like I was trying on jeans on Topshop! I felt really beautiful but I guess disappointed that this wasn't reflected in their reactions.
I thought it would be a really lovely shared experience with my mum (and was the main way I planned to include her) but instead I just felt upset with her for being really objective and not showing any emotion. I think she feels guilty that she didn't say/do the right thing, so I feel sad that it isn't something she'll look back on fondly either - I didn't want to take that from her.
I suppose I wanted a 'moment' for both of us that I never had, and now won't have, and I guess I am a bit upset that my dress doesn't have those happy memories and connotations (even though don't get me wrong, it is perfect!)
Did anyone else find the experience disappointing/underwhelming? x