Not Your Mama’s Dress
Bride and mother of bride are shopping for a dress. Ayana was the consultant.
Bride #1 = Crystal Rossi, Kathryn = Bride’s mom. Crystal met her fiancee Michael at an ugly sweater Christmas party, been together for 4 years, getting married in Santa Monica. Wants big, glamour, sparkle dress and kinda of a barbie look she says. Budget for Crystal = $5,000, budget for mom = unlimited.
Dress #1 – very revealing, playboy-ish, hooker-ish, going to play trick on mom and tell her it’s the one.
Dress #2 – boobs pumped up, wow affect, corset on top, flares at the bottom – loves it but wants to keep trying on more
Dress #3 – big dress, long train, sister thinks it looks like a cake, bit overwhelming. Crystal cries b/c she likes it and is upset everyone else doesn’t. Puts on the veil and makes it her dress, she Says Yes to the Dress a $5800 dress.
Dress #1 – Pretty on her, but not for the wedding, little too medieval.
Dress #2 – strapless, flared skirt, jeweled belt, perfect for mom.
Dress #3 – long train, very pretty.
Dress #4 – one strap, perfect for the wedding, she says Yes to this Dress
Bride #2 – Afrodite, 300 Greek people attending the wedding, brought entourage to find the perfect dress. Budget = $3,000. Mom is buying the dress, must get mom’s approval. Fiance also Greek, met in 2010. Jenny was the consultant.
Dress #1 – very pretty, mom thinks it looks like a bra. A little see-through. No for this one.
Dress #2 – too conservative
Dress #3 – doesn’t like draping.
Dress #4 – strapless, lots of detail, mom doesn’t love flowers on the skirt
Jenny wants to go out of the budget to find Afrodite the perfect dress, mom says no, have to stay in budget.
Mom goes to talk to her daughter, sees her stressed and raises the budget to $5000. Mom is paying for the whole wedding as well.
Dress #5 – everyone loves the dress, wants the ruffle gone, mom thinks it is elegant. Jenny puts the veil on Afrodite and tears start flowing. Afrodite says Yes to the Dress, cost of dress $5,600.
Lindsay arrives for her fitting. Mom is ill with MS and it’s a big deal she can come with her to this appointment. She already lost her 18 year old sister to MS a few years ago. The family cherishes the time they have together. She is marrying an army man, Rich. They have a child together. She ordered her dress one size too small to lose weight and now she isn’t sure she lost enough for the dress to fit. It fits and she feels beautiful in it.