Last month I went wedding gown shopping with my niece, and it was exhausting. She made two appointments – one in the morning and one in the afternoon at two local boutiques, and it seemed to me that she tried on every dress in each location. When she arrived at the first location, the attendant asked her questions on cut and fabric preferences. I had no trouble understanding what she was looking for when it came to cut, but when she started talking about fabrics, I admitted I was lost. I had no idea what tulle was.