It was the second week in April, and my 9th grade daughter was invited to a senior prom. Quite honestly, at such late notice, I was not sure where we would find a gown, much less have it altered in time for the big event! The last Friday of April, we ventured out without a plan. I had worked all week, I was tired, and I certainly did not feel much like shopping, but when it came to my only daughter, well let's just say that I would do almost anything. After all, I did not attend my own senior prom.
We traveled to the nearest dress store, but they had so few selections that we were out of that store within 5 to 10 minutes. Not quite sure where to go at that point, we headed towards Cherry Hill. We found a boutique on Springdale Road, and much to my surprise, all of the gowns were 50% off. Again, my daughter Dana found nothing she liked enough to try on, and selection was few.
At that point, I decided to go to Jan's Boutique just up the road on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, where we had purchased my daughter's eighth grade dance dress just one year earlier. We were greeted by Megan, a friendly, but professional young lady. Megan brought us to an enormous selection of gowns that were the perfect size for my petite daughter. After careful listening and observation of my daughter likes and dislikes, Megan was genuinely interested in helping my daughter find the perfect gown.
Dana tried on approximately 6 gowns, none of which gave her that feeling that yes, this is it. I was getting a little bit nervous with such little time to find a gown. However, Megan picked a gown she thought would be perfect for Dana. Dana tried the gown on, and I must say that not only did my daughter look absolutely beautiful, she lit up like a Christmas tree! She said, "Mom, I love it!" That was a special moment for me, for my daughter, and one I will never forget.
Dana looked so beautiful and so happy at that moment that I could have hugged Megan. I honestly don't know why I wasted my time looking anywhere else. Jan's Boutique has a great selection, and they employee people who truly care. It was a great experience! Not only that, but Jan's recommended someone who could alter the gown in time for the prom.
I will return to Jan's Boutique in Cherry Hill, New Jersey because they have the best selection of beautiful gowns and for that perfect moment that is very difficult to describe unless you experience it yourself.