08 June 2011

Wedding Dress Shopping

In what must be one of the most unusual developments in the history of weddings, a straight girl invited two lesbians to go wedding dress shopping with her, to give fashion advice.

The bride is my future sister-in-law. She was in town for a family event, and Mia and I were thrilled to be able to help pick out her wedding dress.

While chatting with the fitting room attendant, she casually asked Mia and me if either of us were already married. We looked at each other and gave the standard answer: We’d like to be, but it’s not legal yet.

This turned into a discussion about the lesbian couples who have come to her for dresses. This intrigued us, because in our research, we’ve found more examples of two morning suits, or suit-dress combinations than two dresses.

The attendant went on to say that one couple was easy to work with, but the other turned nightmarish when only one of the brides found a suitable dress, and the other began sulking.

Don’t they know it’s bad luck to let your bride see you in your dress before the wedding!

We left, solidified in our resolve to go wedding dress shopping separately--when the time comes.

-Maura McGurk
Maura makes artwork about issues related to the LGBT/queer/gay experience, especially gay bullying. Take a stand against gay bullying by checking out her work, liking it on Facebook, or commenting on her blog.

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