Yes to the Dress - shopping with SD24
Saturday was The Day for wedding dress shopping with SD24. https://www.steptalk.org/blog/aniki/sd24-just-texted-me-267919
While I was 99.9% certain that BioHo would not be going, I was prepared for that. IOW, if we stopped to pick up 'Ho after SD picked me up, I was going to get out of the car and walk home. *diablo*
Thankfully, that did NOT happen!
SD24 and her MoH picked me up early and we hit the road for the bridal shop (after hitting the drive-thru for some java). Conversation circled around The Dress and what SD had in mind.
After going through a dozen or so dresses... Found it! A designer dress, to boot. Not only was it the color SD wanted, it requires very little alteration AND it was on sale. Woo hoo! Thanks to that sale price, SD was able to buy an absolutely gorgeous veil/headpiece. I know SD's shoe preference and found a pair for her to try on with the dress and veil. She looked stunning and I admit I was a little choked up.
SD made arrangements for the alteration and got out her card to pay for the dress, veil, and headpiece. Not the shoes, which baffled me because she luuuuuuuurv'd those shoes.
Me: No to the shoes, SD?
SD: Oh, not today.
Me: Do you like them?
SD: I love them! But I'll have to come back for them later.
These shoes were on sale and there was one pair in SD's (popular) size. Very doubtful they would be there later.
Me: Let me buy them for you.
SD: Oh, Aniki, I can't let you do that!
Me: Yes, you can. We'll just consider this my bridal shower gift to you.
SD: ~drops everything and grabs me in a tight hug~ Thank you SO MUCH, Aniki! Thank you!!!
So dress shopping was a huge success. We stopped for a bite to eat on the way home. MoH declared that I should go with them to look for bridesmaids dresses and SD agreed. I said, "I might be able to do that. We'll see." and left it at that. I don't want to commit to that nor do I want SD to feel she has to ask me. After all, she and 'Ho might make up by then.
All in all, a successful trip and a lovely time. I think someone should pinch me. Good things happening in step life are somewhat surreal.