Bonnie: Welcome to Luz Bridal Boutique. (Click here to view link) How can I help you?
Shelley: I’m looking for a “Mother of the Groom” dress.
Bonnie: Do you have an idea of what it would look like?
Shelley: Sort of. Classy, but not too matronly. Not floor length. Not a mini length. Solid colours. Spring colours. Obviously not black or white. No heavy material. Maybe chiffon or silk. Not one shoulder. Not a halter. No sleeves. And definitely, not strapless. I’m still not over what happened to me years ago when John and I attended an Officer’s Ball with our friends, Dave and Lorraine. It was just after we rode a Simulator, (Standing up) when I looked down and lo and behold, the neckline of my dress way way lower than it was supposed to be.
Talk about embarrassing. Anyhoooo that’s about it.
Bonnie: Why don’t you take a look through these racks?
Shelley: Oooohhhh this one’s lovely. Huh! Shannon (My sister), look at the price. $220.
Bonnie: That’s the average price for the type of dress you’re looking for. Maybe you would like to start with the sale’s rack. They’re not damaged, just discontinued.
Shelley: Thank you. $40. Now we’re talking. Hey! What do you know? This is the same dress I picked out in Courtenay, except for the colour. That’s kind of disappointing. I thought we would spend the day together shopping.
Shannon: Are you kidding? I hate shopping. This is great. First Bridal store. First dress. I must have done something right in my previous life.
Shelley: Ha! Ha! Maybe I should try on more than this one though, just to make sure. Ooohhhh! Isn’t that too cute?
Shannon: (Sits down.)
Bonnie: Let me hang them up for you.
Shelley: Thank you. Too bad I didn’t bring my new sandals.
Bonnie: We have sandals.
Shelley: Thank you. Hmmm…. I’m not sold on this one. The colour doesn’t suit me.
Bonnie: What colour would you like? We can order one for you. But it might take a few weeks.
Shelley: Better not risk it. Let’s try this little pink number. What about this one?
Shannon: The colour’s great. But there’s something wrong with the material. It doesn’t lay flat.
Shelley: You’re right. And check out the bust. I look like I’m wearing Madonna’s cone bra.
Shelley and Shannon: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Bonnie: Our seamstress can take care of that. She’s very talented.
Shelley: So, that’s a maybe. Let’s try another one. I love the full skirt on this and the colour. But it’s strapless.
Bonnie: Our seamstress can add straps.
Shelley: Definitely will think about that one too. YIKES!!!! It’s not on sale. How about the lilac one? Hmmm…. Not sure of the neckline.
Bonnie: What kind of neck line would you like? Sweetheart? Bateau? Queen Ann? You name it. Our seamstress can sew it.
Shelley: I don’t really know what all that means. Let’s move on to the peach one.
Bonnie and Shannon: Great colour. Very classy for the Mother of the Groom.
Shelley: Which is important, as I am a very very classy mother. But it’s too big here. Maybe too long. And wayyy too low. The straps need shortening. Too bad, I really like this one.
Bonnie: Not a problem for our seamstress. She calls herself
“The Dress Whisperer.”
Shelley: Wow! She must be good. You know what, Bonnie? You’re good too. Real good. But let’s see how good you really are. What I really need is more of these to make those dresses fit perfectly. Can you give me more, Bonnie?
Shelley and John